How to Make a Tulle Skirt Without Sewing

By Emily Weller

Things Needed

  • 6 yards of tulle, 4 inches wide
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • 3/4 to 1 inch wide elastic
  • Adhesive backed hook-and-loop closure
Make a tulle skirt for a dress-up costume.

Make a tulle skirt or tutu for an adult or child to wear as a costume. If you pair the skirt with thick tights or leggings, trendy young adults or teenagers can wear it as a fashion statement. Use a single color of tulle for the skirt or make it as colorful as the rainbow by using several colors. If you're making a costume for a fairy princess, look for tulle with glitter woven into the fabric.

Cut the tulle into strips that are twice as long as you want the skirt to be. If you want a 15-inch skirt, cut 30-inch strips of tulle. The amount you need to cut depends on the width of the skirt. Don't worry about not cutting enough, as you can always cut more as needed.

Fold each strip of tulle in half.

Wrap the elastic around your waist or the waist of the person who will wear the skirt. Cut the elastic to that length, then trim an additional inch from the elastic so that it will fit around the waist snugly but not too tightly.

Lay the elastic out on a table. Starting in the center of the elastic, drape the strips of tulle over the elastic. The fold of the tulle will be against the top of the elastic.

Tie the ends of each folded strip of tulle together and pull so that the knot is underneath the bottom edge of the elastic. Continue knotting the strips of tulle until the entire length of elastic is covered in tulle.

Cut the hook-and-loop closure into a 2-inch length. Separate the closure so that you have a rough side and a fuzzy side.

Push the tulle strips away from the ends of the elastic on each side, so that there is room to attach the hook and loop closure. Remove the backing from each piece of the closure and attach it to the elastic so that the two sides of the closure meet when you wrap the elastic around your waist.

Tip

Hot-glue sequins to the tulle if you want to add extra sparkle to the skirt.

About the Author

Based in Pennsylvania, Emily Weller has been writing professionally since 2007, when she began writing theater reviews Off-Off Broadway productions. Since then, she has written for TheNest, ModernMom and Rhode Island Home and Design magazine, among others. Weller attended CUNY/Brooklyn college and Temple University.