DIY tulle underskirt sewing tutorial

Unleash Your Creativity: The Ultimate DIY Tulle Underskirt Sewing Tutorial

What is a Tulle Underskirt?

  • A tulle underskirt is a fun, poufy layer worn under dresses or skirts
  • It adds volume and makes outfits look extra fancy
  • They are popular for things like wedding dresses, prom gowns, and princess costumes
  • Best part? You can make your own tulle underskirt super quickly and easily!

So why make your own underskirt? Read on to find out!

Why Make a DIY Tulle Underskirt?

Save Money on Expensive Store-Bought Styles

Store-bought tulle underskirts can cost $30 or more. By making your own, you’ll save a bunch of money!

Get the Exact Size, Color and Length You Want

When you DIY, you control everything. Make it precisely fit your body and outfit. Choose any color tulle too!

It’s an Easy, Satisfying Sewing Project

This simple project is great for beginner sewers. It teaches basic skills but comes together so quickly for a feeling of accomplishment.

What You Need

What You Need
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To make your tulle underskirt, you’ll need:

  • Tulle fabric (get 6-7 yards for a full, poufy skirt)
  • Elastic waistband
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

That’s it! Just a few basic sewing supplies.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Measure Your Waist

First, use the measuring tape to find your natural waistline. Make a note of this measurement.

Cut Tulle and Elastic

Next, cut out:

  • 6-7 yards of tulle fabric
  • A piece of elastic the same length as your waist measurement

Sew the Elastic Loop

Take the elastic and sew the ends together to make a loop that fits your waist comfortably.

Attach Tulle to Elastic

Now, take the tulle fabric and start sewing it right onto the elastic loop, gathering it as you go. Keep sewing until all the tulle is attached.

Try It On and Adjust

Put on the underskirt and fluff out the tulle. Use scissors to trim any extra tulle if needed until it’s your desired length.

And that’s it – you’re done! You now have a beautiful homemade tulle underskirt.

Styling Your New Underskirt

You can wear your DIY tulle piece under:

  • Fancy dresses or gowns
  • Skirts to make them extra full and twirly
  • As a petticoat for historical costumes
  • Or just on its own for a fun, poufy tutu look!

The possibilities are endless. Get creative and have fun styling it.


What is a tulle underskirt used for?

A tulle underskirt adds volume and fullness when worn under dresses or skirts.

How much tulle fabric do I need?

For a full, poufy underskirt, you’ll need 6-7 yards of tulle fabric.

Is this project suitable for beginners?

Yes, this DIY tulle underskirt is an easy and satisfying sewing project for beginners.

Can I make the underskirt shorter or longer?

Yes, you can trim the tulle to your desired length after attaching it to the elastic waistband.

What colors of tulle should I choose?

You can use any color tulle you like! Consider choosing a shade that complements your outfit.

How do I care for my homemade tulle underskirt?

Gently hand-wash or spot-clean the underskirt as needed and avoid excessive heat or agitation.

Start Sewing Your Own Tulle Underskirt Today!

Wasn’t that easy? In just a few simple steps, you learn how to sew the perfect tulle underskirt for any occasion. So grab some tulle and get started – you’ll have an awesome new skirt in no time! What outfit do you want to wear it with first?


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Priti Nandy
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