How To Make A Kitchen Boa

Do you see yourself reaching out to a hand towel always when you cook? If yes, this makes having a kitchen boa a necessity. So you must know how to make a DIY kitchen boa, for it is more cost-effective than getting a custom-made one.

In this article, we will be looking at how to make a kitchen boa and the various processes.

 What do you need to make a kitchen boa?

The items you need include:

  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Tape measure
  • 1 kitchen towel
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric scissors

Step to step method to make the kitchen boa

Step 1: Cut the fabric

If you want your kitchen boa to wrap, measure it loosely around your waist.

Next, cut the fabric into two identical pieces. It is recommended that the width of each piece should be 9 inches long.  If you have a more extended waist, you can make it 11 inches long. So, the length of each piece should be +6 inches which are half of the distance around your waist. 

Some of the small pieces will be used to make the wraps rope around your waist.

Next, cut the kitchen hand towel in 1/2 width-wise.  However, there is no particular rule that states the size of the towel you want to use.

However, it is advised that you use a towel that is at least 9 inches wide and long enough so that when you cut into halves, there will be enough wraps remaining that you can use to wipe your hands.  

Step 2: Sew the strap pieces together

If the straps you cut are short, you have to sew them together, but you may have to skip this process if it is one long strap.

In sewing the pieces together, place one strap piece on top of the other, right by right, and pin it at one of the ends. After which, you sew a 1/2 inch seam to connect the strap pieces at one end. Thus, giving you one long strap.

Step 3: Sew the towel pieces to the ends of the strap

This step entails placing the towel pieces at the right sides of the strap, lining up the raw edges.

If your towels are much wider than the strap, you can pull the edges of the towels inwardly to create pleats. There is no particular rule on making pleats, but to get a good result, the pleat should be at least 3 inches from the edges of the strap fabric. 

Make sure that after the pleats are done, the towel is still wider than the strap, at least 1 inch. 

Next, sew the towel pieces to the right ends of the strap with a 1-inch seam.  You must go over it again and add a 1/4 inch seam to make it more secure.

Step 4: Sew a seam all around the boa

In the step, fold the boa into two (in halves) with right sides together, and pin.

Next, sew a 1/2 inch seam all straight down the length of the strap.  The seam should be extended a lit bit onto the towel.

Step 5: Invert the fabric.

In inverting the fabric, turn the kitchen boa through the open ends of the towels, right inside out.

Step 6: Iron flat the kitchen towel boa

After you are done sewing, iron the strap so that the long seam gets in the middle of one side. Next, tie the boa so that you can’t see the side with the seam faces inward.

 Step 7: Sew a top stitch along both edges  of the strap

This step is, however, optional. For a perfect kitchen boa, you can sew a top stitch along both edges of the strap.  This helps to ensure that the strap is flat when you tie it. Which makes it look more good to use.

 Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much fabric is needed for a kitchen boa?

To make a kitchen boa, you need at least a quarter yard of fabric, measuring nine inches by width. However, you can get a longer fabric or a shorter one depending on your preference. However, the quarter yard is the average measurement needed for the kitchen boa.

How do you make a towel scarf for a kitchen?

Below is the step to step process to make a towel scarf for a kitchen

  • Fold the fabric in right sides together in half length
  • Press the seam open
  • Turn the towel right side out
  • Cut the towel in halves in relation to the width.
  • Fold the towel in thirds in a way that they overlap on each other.
  • Sew along the cut edge of one side.
  • Turn the ends of fabric inside out
  • Insert the stitched edges of towel in a way  that it fits.

What is kitchen boa?

A Kitchen Boa is a functional accessory that helps you focus while cooking and baking and keeping a towel at hand simultaneously.  It performs many versatile functions in the kitchen, and it should be kept clean, neat, and in the right shape at all times.

What are the dimensions of a kitchen boa?

A Big boa measures an averagely of 68 inches in length, while a smaller kitchen boa measures 50 inches in length.

What size needles for a chunky wool scarf?

Averagely sewing chunky wool will require you to make use of large needles. You need approximately 7 – 8 mm for an average wool scarf, while 5.5 – 6 mm for a tighter wool scarf.  However, if you use super chunky wool, which is the perfect choice for making a very thick blanket, you will need bigger needles.

How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf?

How many balls of wool do you need to knit a scarf? You may need approximately 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to knit a scarf. For the color, you can choose any color of your choice for wool is multi-colored.

How many stitches do I need to cast on for a scarf?

Averagely, you need 12 stitches to cast for a scarf. This will produce a scarf that is approximately 5 inches wide. However, no rule states that this is the exact number of needed stitches.  It can be less for a narrower needle and more for a larger needle. Also, there are various  ways to cast

How do I make a scarf out of fabric scraps?

Below are the steps to make a scarf out of fabric scraps?

  • Determine the particular size you want
  • Cut enough fabric strips that can cover one sheet
  • Add the yarn and ribbon to the fabric strips
  • Place the second piece of stabilizer on top to create a sandwich
  • Stitch the layers with a machine in a pattern of your choice
  • Rinse thoroughly the stitched scarf to wash out the stabilizer.

What fabric is used to make scarves?

In the making of scarves, the main fabric is cashmere. Cashmere is a particular type of wool. It is a very light fabric, and it grows softer with time, just like silk. You can also use cotton to make your scarves, but it doesn’t appear beautiful and fashionable like your cashmere.


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