Yarn Crafts

Fancy Boa

Netting and yarn make a glamorous boa.
Netting and yarn make a glamorous boa.

A fancy boa is a glamorous accessory that can make anyone look sophisticated. Here's one you and a child can make to throw around her neck the next time she plays dress up.

What You'll Need:

  • Plastic needlepoint needle
  • Measuring tape
  • 2 yards of tulle netting
  • Yarn
  • Blunt scissors
  • Glitter or sequins and craft glue (optional)

Step 1: Thread the needle with about 4 feet of yarn. Tie a knot at one end.

Step 2: Cut all the netting into 4-inch-wide strips.

Step 3: Use the needle and yarn to sew a gathering stitch through the netting. Thread the yarn in and out in even stitches about 1 inch apart down the center of the netting. Every yard or so, bunch up the netting.

Step 4: Continue stitching onto another strip until you have used all the netting strips. Trim off the excess yarn, and tie it in a knot. Spread the netting out evenly.

If you want to add sparkle to your boa, glue on glitter or sequins.

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