I'm Shayna from Texas Monkey, a small but fun blog where I am glamorizing, mesmerizing, and accessorizing my life and home one project at a time. I say Ya'll and Fixin' a lot! Hope you're ok with that. It is a Texas Gal blog after all. I'm also owner of Texas Monkey Boutique where I make and sell handmade accessories.
I'd love for ya'll to stop by my small town blog (you know the kind, where everyone knows everyone and you can always find someone to help you out with whatever you need) and there you will find yummy recipes, DIY projects, crafts, a weekly Dream Book and experiments, and I like to showcase new items I'm making for my store with my adorable little monkey modeling them.
Here are a few of my latest projects:
But on to why we're really here. I want to show you how to make these adorable TuTu Leggings. I know we've all seen the Baby Warmer Leggings, and the fun girl Tutus everywhere but what would be more fun than to have both of these all wrapped up into one adorable accessory, so began my Tutu Leggings.
This project is quite easy and I'd rate it on the beginners level. You don't need a sewing machine for this so in my book that makes it a plus!
First thing is to gather your supplies, you will need:
Women's Knee High Socks
Tulle in colors of your choice
Elastic (the thinnest you can find)
Needle and Thread
Step 1 - Cut your socks right above the heel, (for taller girls you may want to use the toe portion that you just cut off to extend the length of the leggings, otherwise, put the toe portion away, we won't be needing it)
Step 2 - Cut your tulle into 6 x 3 inch strips (6 inches long and 3 inches wide)
Step 4 - Cut your elastic one inch shorter than what her ankle measurement was.
(Read pictures Left to Right)
Step 6 - I used a roll of tulle but a glass or candle or anything in cylinder shape will work. Place your elastic over the roll of tulle
Step 7 - Gather 2 pieces of tulle and interlock using a chain link.
Step 8 - Begin tying your tulle around your elastic using a square knot, (make sure that the chain link is on the back of the elastic)
Step 9 - Continue this process all the way around until your elastic is covered and full.
Step 11 - Place the tutu around the unfinished end of your legging and hold in place with one hand.
Have fun and I can't wait to see how you do yours!!!
Thank you again to Michelle for this wonderful opportunity and I hope to see some of you soon at my blog, Texas Monkey.
I'm in love with that idea! I've never seen these so I think Shayna may be the original creator. No doubt about it! These tutu leggings will be around the blogosphere everywhere and little girls will be wearing them at the mall!!!! Go pay Shayna a visit at Texas Monkey and at her on-line boutique!!! I'm sure she would love to have you become a follower. And you would appreciate learning how to do all the things that she does for her boutique and her home.
I'm fixin' to make my daughter some tutu leggings!!!