This tutu and baby onesie were made for a friend of mine at work. She is a big Atlanta Falcon’s fan and just had her first baby girl! They don’t make football jerseys in baby sizes, so why not go with an adorable tutu? I alternated black and red tule around an elastic band. Just make sure you measure the baby’s waist first so its the right size. You can buy elastic from any craft store, and widths vary. If the child is small enough you can just buy the pre-made elastic baby headbands and use them. Next, you just want to loop the tule around the elastic band. I added some red ribbon and bows and just glued on a few around the tutu. The Falcon’s emblem on the onesie was made with red fabric paint. I made the stencil out of freezer paper. I explain the technique for this in an older blog post, so see that for details! You can use fabric glue or hot glue to add bows wherever you’d like. In this case I added one to the collar. Happy crafting!
My beautiful niece just turned 1 recently! Her birthday party had a theme of pink and zebra print, so appropriate for the little party animal she is. Her waste is about 18 inches around, so I measured out a piece of elastic about that big. You can find elastic about one inch wide, but really any width would do. You can sew your elastic into a circle, but I just use hot glue. I decided to do alternating hot pink, black, and white tule. I just cut the tule up into strips and then loop them around the elastic band. The length and amount of tule you use are really up to you. There’s no real science or fancy mathematic equations for this. The more tule you use, the thicker the tutu. If you make it longer, it will hang instead of stick straight out. I hot glued some zebra bow to jazz up the tutu a bit. You can add ribbon, sequences, or whatever other bling you can find. The shirt was made using fabric paint and a freezer paper stencil technique, details of which are in a previous blog post.