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Topic: Red and Black Fabric Boa (Made Without Sewing By a Very Lazy Crafter).  (Read 1795 times)
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« on: April 28, 2011 11:19:16 AM »


Messy flat, oops.

This is a simple craft but I'm really happy with it.  I'm going to a cabaret/burlesque type thing next month for my birthday and wanted a boa - but not a feather one because I don't wear animal materials.  I went to my local fabric shop and bought 25cm wide strips of about 8 different fabrics (which I think might have annoyed the shop assistant but she was very nice about it), chopped them into 3 inch-ish wide pieces and just tied them to a longer strip of material.  I didn't have to sew anything which is great because I'm rubbish at that.  This was finished in about an hour and cost about 6.  I'm looking forward to making all the other bits I'll need for the night, even if that means doing battle with my sewing machine.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011 12:02:57 PM »

It's very pretty and I love your choice of colors and materials.  I made a boa I use to decorate my desk (yes, I'm strange) out of vintage lace and I have to say, although there was no sewing involved, it was a rather time consuming craft.  I'm sure cutting all of the pieces to the same size and assembling them was time consuming work.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011 01:14:04 PM »

That's cute and it's a great idea.
Also, I really love your dress!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 03:32:32 PM »

Cute!  That's a great idea, I might have to try it sometime. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011 12:55:10 AM »

It's very pretty and I love your choice of colors and materials.  I made a boa I use to decorate my desk (yes, I'm strange) out of vintage lace and I have to say, although there was no sewing involved, it was a rather time consuming craft.  I'm sure cutting all of the pieces to the same size and assembling them was time consuming work.

Desk boas sound amazing.  Desk boas may be happening here soon.  It really didn't take me very long to make, though - the materials were already cut to 25cm one way and I just cut them by eye the other way - some pieces ended up wider than others but I like that.  The whole thing took a little over an hour to make.

Thanks for the lovely comments, everybody Smiley
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Jannapy
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011 09:26:37 AM »

Awesome idea!  I love boas, but do NOT love that they leave a trail of feathers everywhere.  I have some great pieces of fabric in my scrap basket that now have a destiny, woohoo!
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011 09:27:38 AM »

Oh yeah, I forgot to say...I LOVE "lazy" crafts!  This ROCKS!!!
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