Featured: Adrienne Landau fur boa
A cute fashion must-have for the cold! Soft-as-silk faux fox fur, luxuriously crafted into a neck boa a-la Prada, to wear whatever the outfit or occasion. An ultra feminine way to keep warm and look chic. Match it with your favourite outerwear or knitwear to create a new look or make several in different colours!
Dimensions : 21” long x 4” wide.
You will need:
- ¼ yd. [23 cm] faux fox fur
- 1 yd. [90 cm] satin ribbon, 1 ½” [40 mm] wide
- ¼ yd. [23 cm] lamb’s wool
- 3 yds. [2.75 m] twill tape, ½” [12.5 mm] wide
- Coordinating nylon thread
- Glover needle #5
- X-acto knife or safety razor
Note: There is no seam allowances required.
Fur – cut 1X self * in faux fur
Ties – cut 2X in ribbon – 18” [46 cm] long
Interlining – cut 1X in lamb’s wool
* do NOT cut fur with scissors
On the fur backing, tape the edges with twill tape. Use a herringbone pattern and taking long stitches, baste the twill tape to the back of the fur. (1)
With the fur face up, tape the edges with the twill tape a second time. This time “push” all the hairs beneath the tape and overcast a whipstitch along the edge of the twill tape and fur catching the first taping on the underside. Keep your hand-stitches small and even. (2)
Lay the lamb’s wool on the back of the fur. Baste it to the backing through the center of the piece with long stitches. Baste the lamb’s wool around the perimeter of the fur piece. Trim away any excess lamb’s wool.
Turn the twill tape on the fur face to the back side to overlap the lamb’s wool and baste around the perimeter through all the layers. (3)
At each end of fur piece (see ●), securely attach a ribbon tie.
Fold the fur piece in half lengthwise and butt taped edges together. Use a ladder stitch to complete the neck boa. With the hair side of the fur facing upwards, bring the needle from the back to the front at the top of the opening (a), one stitch width from the edge. On the right side of the opening, insert the needle between the fur and the taped edge (b-c), between the first and second stitches. Pass the needle under the opening and on the opposite side (c-d), insert the needle between the fur and the taped edge (d-e) , between the first and second stitches. Continue working side to side (e-f), pulling the thread to close the opening every four stitches (g). On completion, slip the needle through the last loop to knot and bury the thread inside the boa to hide the end.
Use a comb to fluff out the fur along the seam.