All you need from the fabric store is tulle and elastic. There are all sorts of tulles, so you can mix colors and patterns. For this ‘merican tutu, I used 1 yard of star-spangled tulle (more expensive, $5/yd) and 3 yards of white tulle (cheap, $1/yd). You do NOT need to sew. No sew. No sew tutu. Srsly, it’s a tutu. Sewing is too much work.
This is how you do it (3 mins):
Basically, you cut strips. Tie strips on elastic. Bam. Tutu.