How to Make Dance Streamers

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Dance Streamer
Dance Streamer (Image: wbaiv/flickr.com/creativecommons)

Streamers can add a lovely dimension to any dance routine. They are especially effective in demonstrating synchronization when used by several dancers performing in a group setting. Streamers can be made at home with some simple supplies, and modified with embellishments to the dancer's specifications.

Things You'll Need

  • Silk fabric
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Wooden dowel (1/4-inch x 3 f.t)
  • Thumb tacks
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Cut a rectangular strip of silk fabric measuring 8 1/2 inches wide and 4 feet long.

Fold the strip of silk in half lengthwise, with the wrong side of the fabric facing outward. Use stick pins to hold the fabric together and guide sewing, leaving 1/2 inch of silk from the pins to the edge.

Sew the along the edge of the strip, removing the pins as you go. Leave a small portion of the strip open so you can turn the ribbon right side out. Secure the thread when you have finished sewing and cut off the excess.

Turn the ribbon so that the sewed edges are on the inside.

Attach the ribbon to the wooden dowel by inserting four tacks into the end with the unsewn edge. Your streamer is now ready to use or decorate.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can decorate your streamer by attaching rhinestones or patches cut out in different shapes and fabrics.
  • To make steamers for a child, simply use a smaller dowel and a shorter piece of fabric.

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