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DIY: How To Make a Tulle Skirt?

DYI: How To Make a Tulle Skirt?

I finally had the chance to finish the tulle skirt I started about 2 months ago! Not that it takes that long; I was just busy arranging other things that sadly, it fell down in the list of priorities. Since I decided to finally finish, let me give you a quick DIY lesson on how to make a tulle skirt!

I really love making these skirts because they are so fun and inexpensive to make. This is my second one, so by no means am I a professional! I have no training in sewing or have never made any type of clothing before, so if I can do it – you can too! The most sewing I’ve ever done is sewing a button on a shirt maybe back during high school…

You are going to need a ribbon or elastic to sew the tulle on to, thread and needle to sew the skirt, and a mannequin or a lamp shade if you don’t have a mannequin.

Step 1: Purchasing Tulle

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My first skirt was more expensive since I wanted to get started right away and was too impatient to wait for it to be delivered. I bought black tulle (about 30 yards) at my local Joann’s and spent about $60 including my small sewing kit and ribbon. But honestly I didn’t think it was enough enough tulle, and for $1.04-1.49 per yard, I think my impatience can take a chill pill. The second time around, I shopped online and bought  54″ x 40 yards of 4 various color tulle for under $40. Thats 160 yards for less than 25 cents per yard including shipping. Can you say #winning?! I used my black tulle skirt on the photo to this post.

I purchased the tulle from Gifts International Inc. I will definitely be buying from them again. It was a great buy and delivery was quick. I totally recommend buying from them.

Step 2: Cutting the Tulle

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I cut the tulle into 8 feet long and 27 inches wide. Then I folded the width of the tulle in half 3 times so that you have roughly a 2 inch wide piece. I then tied the ribbon around the largest part of the mannequin’s figure and began inserting the tulle from the bottom in and pulled from above. There’s really no wrong way to do this part, its really all preference. Whatever is comfortable for you, do it.

I then aligned two ends of my 2 inch strips and went completely around the torso of the mannequin. If you want the skirt to be less transparent and a bit fuller, I suggest doing two rows of the 2 inch strips.

Step 3: Sewing the Tulleimg_2858-copyimg_2859-copyimg_2860-copyimg_2861-copy

Sewing is really easy. All I did was make a triple knot at the end of my thread and inserted the needle behind the ribbon making sure to thread through the ribbon to grasp the tulle. I then sewed up and over until my thread finished. I ran out of thread towards the middle of the skirt, but that’s no biggie. Only thing to do then, is to start again after triple knotting the end of that thread. At the end you should have a pretty tulle skirt!

 

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Tips:

  • To keep your skirt nice and puffy, keep it in a plastic bag until you need to use it. This will scrunch up the tulle and look super full in photos.
  • To keep your skirt straight and free of wrinkles, use 2 tbsp of liquid fabric softener and 1 cup of warm water. Mix the liquid well and add it to a spray bottle. The day before using the skirt, lightly mist the tulle and fluff with hands to smooth out the cling and wrinkles. If you do not have a steamer, hang the skirt in the bathroom while having a hot shower for about 10-15 minutes. 
  • To reduce the static, use the same formula from above. 
  • Never iron your tulle, it will melt!

 

Let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below or a photo of your skirt. Don’t be afraid to leave any tips too!

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DIY: How To Make a Tulle Skirt?
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DIY: How To Make a Tulle Skirt? I finally had the chance to finish the tulle skirt I started about 2 months ago! Not that it takes that long; I was just busy arranging other things that sadly, it fell down in the list of priorities. Since I decided to finally finish, let me give you a quick DIY lesson on how to make a tulle skirt! I really love making these skirts because they are so fun and inexpensive to make. This is my second one, so by no means am I a professional! I have no training in sewing or have never made any type of clothing before, so if I can do it - you can too! The most sewing I've ever done is sewing a button on a shirt maybe back during high school... You are going to need a ribbon or elastic to sew the tulle on to, thread and needle to sew the skirt, and a mannequin or a lamp shade if you don't have a mannequin. Step 1: Purchasing Tulle 2016-12-13_00-09-56 My first skirt was more expensive since I wanted to get started right away and was too impatient to wait for it to be delivered. I bought black tulle (about 30 yards) at my local Joann's and spent about $60 including my small sewing kit and ribbon. But honestly I didn't think it was enough enough tulle, and for $1.04-1.49 per yard, I think my impatience can take a chill pill. The second time around, I shopped online and bought 54" x 40 yards of 4 various color tulle for under $40. Thats 160 yards for less than 25 cents per yard including shipping. Can you say #winning?! I purchased the tulle from Gifts International Inc. I will definitely be buying from them again. It was a great buy and delivery was quick. I totally recommend buying from them. Step 2: Cutting the Tulle img_2848-copyimg_2850-copyimg_2851-copyimg_2856-copy I cut the tulle into 8 feet long and 27 inches wide. Then I folded the width of the tulle in half 3 times so that you have roughly a 2 inch wide piece. I then tied the ribbon around the largest part of the mannequin's figure and began inserting the tulle from the bottom in and pulled from above. There's really no wrong way to do this part, its really all preference. Whatever is comfortable for you, do it. I then aligned two ends of my 2 inch strips and went completely around the torso of the mannequin. If you want the skirt to be less transparent and a bit fuller, I suggest doing two rows of the 2 inch strips. Step 3: Sewing the Tulleimg_2858-copyimg_2859-copyimg_2860-copyimg_2861-copy Sewing is really easy. All I did was make a triple knot at the end of my thread and inserted the needle behind the ribbon making sure to thread through the ribbon to grasp the tulle. I then sewed up and over until my thread finished. I ran out of thread towards the middle of the skirt, but that's no biggie. Only thing to do then, is to start again after triple knotting the end of that thread. At the end you should have a pretty tulle skirt! img_2867 Tips: To keep your skirt nice and puffy, keep it in a plastic bag until you need to use it. This will scrunch up the tulle and look super full in photos. To keep your skirt straight and free of wrinkles, use 2 tbsp of liquid fabric softener and 1 cup of warm water. Mix the liquid well and add it to a spray bottle. The day before using the skirt, lightly mist the tulle and fluff with hands to smooth out the cling and wrinkles. If you do not have a steamer, hang the skirt in the bathroom while having a hot shower for about 10-15 minutes. To reduce the static, use the same formula from above. Never iron your tulle, it will melt! Let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below or a photo of your skirt. Don't be afraid to leave any tips too!
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