How to Make Dance Streamers

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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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  • Photo Credit wbaiv/flickr.com/creativecommons
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