No-Sew Fabric Scrap Tutu

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I made the above after seeing the below cute fabric scrap tutu on Pinterest.  It’s such a cute, girly way to use up fabric scraps.  The link to the original on Etsy doesn’t work anymore and I couldn’t find one just like it searching on Etsy. Since I couldn’t find it online, I came up with a quick, easy tutorial to make your own.

What you’ll need:

  • 3/8″ Elastic cut to 4″ smaller than model’s waist (it stretches A LOT while you tie the fabric on.  I had to cut some out of mine)
  • Strips of fabric 2″ wide by double the length of your model’s measurement from waist to knee (so for my daughter who measures 10″ from waist to knee, my strips were 2″ x 20″)
  • Pinking shears to cut the strips of fabric
  • Fabric scraps to make a fabric flower
I used 5 different fabrics and cut about 6 strips of each.  Originally, my elastic was only an inch smaller than my daughter’s waist but you have to pull quite a bit to tie on your strips so the elastic stretches a lot.  I had to cut almost 4 inches out after completing it so it would stay on her waist!

Putting it together is easy though.  Simply sew your elastic together to form a waistband, then just tie the strips on!  For an easy way to tie the fabric strips on the elastic band, check out my first Tutu Tutorial.  Then I added a Kanzashi fabric flower to the waistband.  As my daughter says, “Ta-Da!”  Adorable tutu complete.



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  1. 1

    Thank you for posting this tutorial! I too saw the scrap tutu on Pinterest and want to make for my granddaughters. I love your tulle and ribbon tutus also! Thanks again.

  2. 2

    Thanks Lynda!! Happy to share it!! :)

  3. 3

    How did that wash up? I thought about making one and then thought about how it would look after coming out of the dryer! :)

  4. 4

    I actually haven’t washed it yet since my daughter hasn’t gotten it dirty. I use Dryel to freshen it up. When I do wash it, I plan to put it in a laundry bag and hang dry. I can let you know how it goes after I give it a “real” wash! :)

  5. 5

    Perfect for the dress-up box!

  6. 6

    Adorable! I love the colors and patterns you used as well. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    I hope to see you soon,

  7. 7

    So cute! I have to make one! I love the flower you added to yours. :)

  8. 8

    Cute scrappy tutu!! Following from tatertots and jello-stop by for a visit!

  9. 9

    So easy to make and I bet it’s used a lot!!! Pinning this also!!! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your creativity…

  10. 10

    I’m dropping by as The CSI Project guest judge this week. This is so cute! I absolutely love the colors and the fact that it is no-sew. Do you think my son will mind wearing one?

  11. 12

    This is adorable! I am going to be raiding my Mom’s scraps to make one for my little one soon.

    Coming over from CSI Link Up party, please visit my link up at

  12. 13

    Love this tutorial so much that I made a few and am featuring you this week on my Spring Saturday party.

  13. 14

    What is the brand of this fabric and where can I find it? I LOVE these colors!

  14. 15

    It’s all from Hobby Lobby. They have their own line of fabrics called “Brother Sister” and they do sell them online. The exception is the solid fushia one which is a Kona Cotton in Plumberry. :)

  15. 16

    Hi. Thanks for the tutorial. Have you washed your tutu? If so, how did it do in the wash?

  16. 18

    do you have a tutorial on how to make the flower?

  17. 21

    Is that woven fabric? Doesn’t it fray?

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