Dance the Night Away with This Marie-Inspired No-Sew Tutu

There’s no one more sophisticated than Marie from The Aristocats. She’s a self-described “Lady” who is the most deserving of a fancy outfit in her honor. This No-Sew Tutu will have your little one dancing along to “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” all night long.

What You’ll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • 1.5″ wide elastic band
  • Scissors
  • White thread
  • Sewing needle
  • 2 rolls of 6″ white tulle
  • Faux feather boa (for tail)
  • White and pink felt
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Faux fur pom pom
  • Felt bow
  • Velcro strips

How To Make It

  1. For the tutu: Measure your child’s waist to determine the length of the elastic band, then cut. Fold elastic so the ends overlap. Use a needle and white thread to stitch the elastic loop.
  2. Cut tulle into 30″ strips. You can cut the strips shorter or longer depending on how tall your child is.
  3. Then take your first strip and fold it in half to create a loop.
  4. Bring the loop of tulle over the inside of the elastic band. The bottom of the tulle will be below the band and the top of the loop will be on top. Grab both of the bottom ends of the tulle strip, then pull the tulle through the top of the loop.
  5. Pull tight to make a knot around the elastic band. Repeat with the remaining tulle strips.
  6. Attach tail to the back of the skirt. You can simply tie it on or secure it with a needle and thread.
  7. For Marie-inspired ears: Cut 4 cat ears out of white and pink felt, making the white ears larger. Glue them together along the edges (with a 1/2″ seam allowance), leaving an opening at the ends for stuffing. Stuff the felt ears with polyester stuffing and glue the open edges closed. Glue finished ears on headband with hot glue. Then attach faux fur pom pom and little felt bow with hot glue.
  8. For the Marie-inspired bow: Cut a rectangle out of pink felt, then cut a small strip of pink felt for the center of the bow. Fold the short sides of the rectangle over so they meet in the middle, then glue ends in place. With the folded side facing up, pinch the middle section of the felt inward to create a bow shape. Glue the pinched felt, then turn the bow over and glue the center. Add glue to the back, then press one end of the small center felt strip to the bow. Wrap around and secure with glue. Attach a long strip of pink felt (measured to the size of your child’s neck) to the bow. Attach Velcro strips to the ends of the long felt strip with glue.
Posted 3 years Ago
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