How to tutorial to make your own Peacock Tutu!

A few weeks ago, on the lead up to Miss Annabelles first birthday, a friend, Miss Colette from We’re going on an Adventure gave me an amazing idea! Since the peacock dress I had custom made over in Australia turned out to be a flop {silly measurements!} I needed a backup & Colette provided me with just that! Make my own Peacock Tutu!!


So as soon as I could I went straight to one of my most favourite places in the entire world, and I’m sure it’s a place my darling man knows he could lose me for hours in, Craftworld! The place is like a crafters heaven! I got stuck in gathering up everything I needed to make my very own little peacock tutu for Annabelle’s party day. 
If you’d like to make your own, this is what you’ll need:
1/2 metre of waist elastic. 
Brown felt
Green felt
Baby Blue felt
Dark blue felt
1/2 metre of green netting
1/2 metre of brown netting
1/2 metre of baby blue netting
Fabric glue
Sewing needle {or machine if you have one}. 

I started with the feathers as they seemed to be the best place to begin. Firstly you need to cut out the shapes you’ll need.


I threaded up my sewing machine with yellow thread & chose the zig zag option & I just made four lines from the top of the brown felt down to the bottom at a slight angle. I then got my fabric glue & glued the green part onto the brown, I then added the baby blue & finally the dark blue piece and then left them to dry as I started on the next feather. I made around 7 feathers for this tutu. 

I next sewed together the two ends of the waistband after measuring it around little Miss Belle waist. Once that was done I could finally get the super fun & froofy part of adding the tutu-joy!

I just cut the netting into strips, folded them in the middle and just did a slip-knot around the waistband, like this. Simple as that. Not a needle and thread in sight! I only added netting strips to the back half of the waistband, leaving the front half bare. Make it looks like a proper little peacock tutu tail. I added brown netting strips to the sides, then added the green & the blue wherever I felt it would look best.

The last part was adding the feathers to the tutu. I did so by simply using the fabric glue and glueing them to the tips of netting scattered over the tail. Easy peasy!

I’ve yet been able to get a good photo of her in it, have you ever tried photographing a toddler who won’t stand still in a pose that would be perfect for the shot? Yeah, like hold the ocean back with a broom, am I right? So come the spring and natural light comes out to play, and hopefully brings his friend Mrs Sunshine…I will be getting all the photos under the sun of my little girl in the very cute and very gorgeous Peacock Tutu!


  1. Late For Reality
    14/02/2014 / 1:11 PM

    EEP I am glad I dropped by! That is the cutest little peacock tutu and its making me want a girl! Ted wouldn’t wear a tutu 🙂

  2. MamaMummyMum
    14/02/2014 / 1:36 PM

    Love this, so clever yet relatively easy, thanks for sharing x

  3. Kerrie McGiveron
    14/02/2014 / 10:06 PM

    Aww this looks amazing!

  4. Leighanne M
    18/02/2014 / 10:14 PM

    I love the colours, looks awesome

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