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fabric party streamers


For the vintage storybook birthday we lined the ceiling and some of the walls with these pretty, ruffly fabric party streamers. They were an easy, but time intensive project that was worth every moment. Although paper would have been much easier, there is a warmth that the fabric gave to our party space. Plus, now that I’ve made them, they can easily be stored away and pulled out for other needed occasions!

To make the fabric party streamers you will need to cut pieces of fabric about four inches wide and two times the length you’d like to cover.

Grab your sewing machine, or enlist the help of an amazing mom (thanks mom!) to sew two lines right down the center of your streamers. Be sure to leave long thread ends on both sides for pulling. Begin slowly pulling the thread from one side of your streamer (only pull one piece of thread, either the top or the bottom). Get comfy with a movie and ruffle away, you will love the results! For more detailed ruffling instructions see Disney.

Top and bottom photos done for me by Carly, see more of the party here.



  • Lena
    February 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    What clever streamers! I love the polka dot fabric you picked!

  • Mrs.Mayhem
    February 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Awesome idea! I love the way it looks. We just had my daughter’s 6th birthday — I wish I had found this a few weeks ago. Next time!

  • Michelle
    February 24, 2011 at 10:24 am

    i am in love with these!!! so, so cute.

  • Karen
    February 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Happy SITS day:) Very crafty.

  • The Flying Chalupa
    February 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

    How do you make streamers look so gorgeous? And more importantly, how do you have the time with twin toddlers getting in your hair? :) Lovely site – and happy SITS day!

  • KT @ KT's Refinishing School
    February 24, 2011 at 11:05 am

    What a great idea and a very eco-friendly one at that! No waste :)

  • Alicia (In a Mason Jar)
    February 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Good afternoon!
    I found you today through SITS and have just fallen in love with your site! I have shared a link to your site through my blog today and just wanted to share the love! Have a lovely day!

  • Sefa (of Sef and Sariah)
    February 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Great idea – will keep that in mind for next party. Really need to dust off my sewing machine!

  • Lara Taylor
    February 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Hi, visiting from SITS! :)
    I have decided, upon further poking around, to showcase you on my blog! :) I will let you know when, I am getting set up as a writer on 2 sites right now, but I am DEFINITELY putting this on my to-do list: showcase Victoria’s site, A Subtle Revelry! :)

  • mangiabella
    February 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

    a very happy SITS day to you sweet bella, I love the vibe around here! I’m delighted to become your newest follower – and I simply adored the unicorn and tutu party, how fun!!!! so awesome! have a glorious day

  • Rach
    February 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    So fun! This would be a great decoration for a little girl’s room too. :)

  • Linda
    February 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I would love for someone to make these FOR me…. I do love sewing, but tend to be more on the practical end rather than fanciful end of creating… Congrats on your featured day at SITS. :)

    • Victoria
      February 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      Linda, totally understand… but sometimes there is room for fancy I hope:)

  • Becca
    February 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Happy SITS Day! I love the idea of permanent streamers I can use over and over again. Thanks for sharing!

  • Madison
    February 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Congrats on your SITS Day.

    There are a lot of cool things in this blog. Makes me wish I was crafty.

  • MsB.P
    February 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Happy Sits day. you have a great blog here ;).

  • Deidre
    February 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    What a great idea!

    Stopping by from SITS. Enjoy your day!

  • Nicole @ Chic Cheap Nursery
    February 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Fabulous idea and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing :)

    Stopping by from SITS! And I can’t believe I had never visited your blog before.
    Shame on me!

  • Ashley Marie
    February 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Cute! Love the color of these. Happy SITS day!!!

  • Not a Perfect Mom
    February 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Hi-Happy SITS Day! Went poking through here…everything is so gorgeous…I have no crafty make stuff talent…I have to pay people to decorate for me…so lovely…

  • Jackie | Sweet Little Thrills
    February 24, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    The purple polka dot fabric is fantastic! Another project for the never-ending list ;)

  • Marcy
    February 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Happy SITS day. Your blog is such a joy to look at with all of the pretty projects and colorful ideas. I’m a new follower!

  • vivi b.
    February 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    that’s so creative of you! i dropped by your portfolio and they are gorgeous =)

    happy SITS day!

  • Heather Lynne
    February 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Happy SITS day! :)

  • Life with Kaishon
    February 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I love this idea! What a great post! So glad you had a fun SITS day! The picture of you with the kids in the sunlight…melted my heart. LOVE!

  • Bonnie
    February 24, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I love your ideas! Definitely adding your blog to my list of favorites.

  • Ronnica
    February 24, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, they’re so pretty…much better than the tissue paper kind!

  • Sandy a la Mode
    February 24, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    wow!! these are sooo pretty girl!! and i like that they are reusable decorations too!! :)

  • losing browneis
    February 24, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Happy SITS day!

    I love the idea of using fabric! What a neat and beautiful project!

  • Stephie
    February 25, 2011 at 4:51 am

    These look great Victoria – well worth the effort and the kids are lucky to have such a clever mum! Have a great weekend, Stephie x

  • very married
    February 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

    this is totally doable! wish i had my sewing machine here.

  • Heather Lynne
    February 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    What a cool idea!

  • Life via Lens
    February 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I love this idea – what a wonderful element for personalizing party decor!

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