Hi I’m Kristen the Crafty Runner. I love running 4th of July 5k’s and racing in full patriotic attire so this year I’m making myself a super easy sparkly Red White and Blue tutu to run my 5k in.
1 1/2″ wide elastic = your waist measurement + 1″ in length
Tulle by the yard = your waist measurement X 2.5 in width, cut 4 layers 14″ in length
- Tulle and Elastic
- Tulle cut to waist measurement X 2.5 by 14″ in length giving you 4 layers all right side up.
- Run all 4 layers through sewing machine using a wide straight stitch. Scrunch the fabric together as you push it through the machine so that when you sew it through it now equals your waist measurement X 1.5.
- Switch sewing machine to a wide zig zag stitch. Place center of elastic over edge of fabric. Stitch elastic to tutu streching elastic as you go.
- Overlap elastic edges by 1″ and stitch down.
You will look super cute at your 4th of July race or hanging out watching the fireworks.
I like to get crafty sewing workout clothes and craft up new workouts as a personal trainer. I write about this and my running adventures on The Crafty Runner. I love to check out all the cool places to run and workout in the Kansas City area. Check out my workout for strong summer arms on the Plaza or my stairs workout at Liberty Memorial.