A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be a Guest at The Train to Crazy’s Handmade Dress Up Series!
With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to re-post it here in case you missed it! A last minute idea for costume props…
With two little girls in the house, our ‘dress up trunk’ sees lots of action. I never know what I am going to see come out of that room – a princess, chef, movie star, explorer, detective…and the costume changes are endless! Sometimes I will even get a princess that loves to cook, with a sick pet who needs a vet. Lol. It just warms my heart to see the imagination on my two girls!
No matter what costume my girls decide to dress up in, there is ALWAYS a boa involved! Doctor with a boa? Check. Explorer with a boa? Check. You name the occupation, any my girls will prove to you that a boa is part of the required uniform!
This is a NO-SEW project, and has the potential to use up TONS of your fabric scraps!
Let’s Get Started:
Approximately 1 yard total of fabric
1. Cut 1 piece of fabric 1″W x 60″L (or whatever length you want your boa to be), and cut a whole bunch of 1″W x 8 – 10″L fabric scraps (mine total about 1 yard of fabric).
2. On your long strip of fabric, tie off one of the ends.
Now we are going to start adding the fabric scraps to the long strip.
3. Taking your fabric scraps, start tying them onto the long strip – with a single knot in the middle.
4. Then push the scrap down, and keep pushing the scraps down as you tie them on, until they meet the knot at the end and all bunch up. Continue doing this until you reach the desired length of your boa.
Once you have added all of your fabric scraps, tie off the other end of the fabric strip. And you are finished!
Now go have fun with it!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…Happy Sewing!