Headband Tutu’s

I saw these made up at a boutique last fall, and thought what a cute idea it would be for my three granddaughters!  They love to dress up and pretend that they are princesses, so I thought they might love to play in these little tutu’s.

They were really fun to make and you could do any color combination that you would like. There is also no sewing involved!  So, who wants to make a tutu?

First, you will need one of these stretchy elastic headbands or you can just buy the elastic and make it into a headband.  I found white and pink ones.

Then you need whatever color tulle you like.  I chose white, light pink, and dark pink.  I just used the tulle that comes on a bolt and all I had to do is cut the lengths that I needed.   My granddaughters are still fairly small, so I used a 36 inch length and when they are tied they are about 17 inches long.  The skirts are also are pretty full, so they are not quite that long when they are wearing them.   You can make them as long or as short as you would like.  Fold the length of tulle in half and put the loop through one of the holes like this:

Then put the ends, through the loop:and pull tight like so.

I skipped every other hole and tied a different color in it,

repeating until I had gone all the way around.

Then do one more row of tulle.  I went directly above the first row and tied the same color as I had on the bottom row.  You can mix it up if you wanted to, but I like the look of the colors being a little bit more grouped.

Then I went in between the rows of tulle and tied different lengths and colors of ribbon the same way as I had tied the tulle.  Tie the ribbons all the way around mixing the different ribbons as you go.  You could add flowers or beads or buttons on the ribbons at this point but I felt like these were great just the way they were.

So cute and no sewing!

We are going to have a Princess Tea Party this week, so I will show you what they look like on the little girls after we have our party.


17 thoughts on “Headband Tutu’s

  1. I have never heard of tutu headbands, but I LOVE it! :) I can’t wait to see the pictures of the girls wearing them! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

  2. I want to make one of these for all my little nieces for Xmas. They range in size from 2T to 5 girls. Does the elastic headband work for all ages, or are there extra steps to get the size around the waist correct?

    1. I just used a standard headband and it worked for 3 sizes for my granddaughters ranging from about 3-7. The headbands are very stretchy and so it was basically one size fits all.

  3. I want to make 2 of these for my daughter. She’s in 2/3T. Can I still use a headband? Or will I have to use elastic?

    1. I used headbands and it fit a granddaughter who was 6 at the time. Just check to see how stretchy the headband is and if it will go over her hips. If you need it bigger then you will need to buy the headband elastic.

  4. I would like to know what is best recommended to use for older children that are sizes 8-16 in kids. I also would like to know what is reocmmended for the adult. Should I use standard elastic. I really like that headband look.

    1. You can do the very same as for smaller girls, you can buy the headband material by the yard, so just make it the size of the waist and sew it together in a circle.

  5. Hi there….I’d like to make a few of these and was wondering approximately how many lengths of tulle did you use? Just for when I go pick up the tulle for how much to ask for.


    1. Autumn, You will need to measure the waist and go from there. You can buy the headband fabric by the yard or find a headband that is large enough for the waist! Hope this helps.

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