If you think your pooch would look as cute as a bug's ear in a tutu, don't bother spending a lot of money at a trendy pet store. Tutus are very simple to make, and don't require a sewing machine or any particular skills. If you have a pair of scissors, you can make your dog an adorable tutu.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Tulle netting
- Elastic, 1/2-inch for small dogs, 1-inch for larger dogs
- Scissors or rotary cutter
Lay the tulle on a work table with the fold facing you. Cut several strips approximately 4 to 6 inches in width, depending on the size of the dog.
Wrap some elastic around the dog's mid-section and cut where the edges meet, plus about an inch. Remove the elastic from the dog. Overlap the ends of the elastic and staple them together on both ends. The staples should go across the elastic, not lengthwise.
Unfold a strip of tulle and tie it onto the elastic, with the center of the tulle netting on the elastic. Work the tulle strip around to the front of the elastic. Repeat with all the tulle strips until the width of the tutu is appropriate for your dog.
Continue attaching strips of tulle netting until the tutu is as full as you want it.
Tips and warnings
- The amount of tulle netting depends on the size of the dog, and how full you want the tutu to be. A large dog could require up to six yards, while a very small dog might only require a yard.
- The elastic can be stitched rather than stapled, if you prefer.