Should I Purchase or Make a Tutu?

Many little girls are discovering how beautiful and fun tutus are to wear and asking their parents for some pretty tutu skirts.  Now comes the decision to purchase a custom tutu or to learn how to make a tutu.  The good news is that many types of tutu skirts and dresses can be made with just a few dollars worth of supplies and only take about thirty minutes to create.  Making your own homemade no-sew tutus can save you up to $100 on the purchase on one tutu.  You can feel more comfortable allowing your daughter to have fun in her tutu and wear as often as she’d like when you make tutus for a significantly smaller cost.  When you purchase a custom tutu you will probably only want to save it for special occasions and photo shoots since tutus can be delicate and you won’t want to have her pretty dress destroyed after just a few wears.

For moms that don’t have a few extra hours to grab supplies and create a few no-sew homemade tutus then I would suggest buying them.  Again though, be aware of the hefty price tag as the average tutu runs between $20 and $75 a piece.  Also remember that kids grow quickly and might outgrow your custom boutique tutu by that same time next season so each year you will need to purchase a new and larger size which gets pretty costly.

If you have just a few minutes and some basic supplies from a craft or fabric store, you can begin to create beautiful tutu skirts and tutu dresses that are just as professional and gorgeous as a tutu you could buy online or in a boutique store.


March 31, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.