How to Make a Tulle Boa

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Fashionable boas are fanciful accessories with shapes similar to holiday tree garland and worn in the same way as shawls. Typically boas are made using feathers, but a less expensive option is tulle fabric. Tulle is a sheer netting fabric that is often used in the construction of bridal veils and is available in a wide variety of color choices. Make a tulle boa to add a touch of glamor to a bridesmaid dress or other formal gown.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 yards, 72-inch-wide tulle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Cotton crochet thread
  • Large-eyed embroidery needle
  • Measure and cut 12, 6-inch wide strips across the 72-inch width of the tulle fabric using scissors.

  • Measure and cut a 6-foot length of cotton crochet thread in a color that matches or blends with the color of the tulle. This will be the length of your boa. Insert the thread through the eye of a large-eyed embroidery needle. Knot one end of the thread.

  • Insert the needle in the center of one short end on one tulle strip. The knot in the thread will prevent the tulle from sliding off the thread.

  • Sew a running stitch down the center length of the strip with the stitches spaced 1 inch apart. At the end of the strip, add a new strip and continue to sew running stitches down the center length. Add the remaining strips in the same way.

  • Remove the needle and tie the end of the thread in a knot. This will prevent the tulle from sliding off the end.

  • Fluff and twist the length of the stitched tulle to shape the circumference of the tulle boa.

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