Vintage Sewing Birthday Party

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A vintage sewing 7th birthday party inspired by Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane fabrics.

Design Inspiration

Heather Bailey Nicey Jane fabric collection

Decorating Style


Project Details

The custom designed spool of thread invitations by FLIPAWOO were hand-delivered to each of the guests weeks in advance.On the day of the party, the children’s playroom was transformed into a sewing room, complete with a rotary sewing machine dating back to 1915, vintage spools of thread and hand-made pin cushions. I created a simple backdrop by stretching fabric on embroidery hoops of varying sizes and hanging them on a giant cork board that was already in the room. Vintage blue mason jars holding fresh flowers from the local grocery store were placed on each of the tables, and my DIY ruffled fabric garlands were draped across the chair backs.A vintage sewing table acquired from Stylish Patina served as the perfect dessert and beverage table. The detailing on the sewing basket cake by PhoebeCakes was exquisite. Dusted with edible glitter, the decorated sugar cookies from JP Creatibles looked too pretty to eat. I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. Sew darn cute! The cookies n' cream cake pops by 6 Bittersweets, which resembled spools of thread, were adorned with washi tape flags. Pink airmail washi tape from Le Box Boutique was also used to adhere spoons to parfait glasses layered with fresh raspberries and whipped cream. Wooden spools tied with pink sorbet baker’s twine from The Twinery held up button lollipops made with vanilla flavored candy melts. A glass jar was filled with raspberry curd French macarons – another sweet creation from 6 Bittersweets. Pink raspberry lemonade was served in glass bottles with hot pink striped paper straws from Sweet Estelle. Floral beverage coasters from Heather Bailey’s coordinating party collection added a touch of nostalgia.For activities, the girls used embroidery thread to stitch their first initial and a flower onto eco-felt that was stretched over a hoop. Then they used a kit from Paper and String to make adorable felt cupcakes sprinkled with mini brads and topped with buttons.Beautifully sewn pencil pouches by Bagel Creations and hand-crafted button cards were given to the guests as they were leaving the party.The party details were captured by Rebecca Watkins Photography.

Favorite Items

Spool invitations, hoop backdrop, vintage sewing machine, sewing basket cake, spool of thread cake pops, hand-made pin cushions


Items like the embroidered hoop and felt sewing kit can be found on the Pure Joy Events shop. DIY projects from the party are also available on my blog .


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    Everything’s so pretty and charming and cute! I super love the concept, and the details are just awesome. I love the table setting, too — with the embroidery loops — and especially those lovely colored chairs.

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    The colors are so delicious! The cake, the parfaits, the cookies all look yummy and such a wonderful treat. And you did a really amazing job with the accents, the decors, and everything else. I love the idea of the vintage sewing machine turned into a dessert table. You no longer need a centerpiece as the sewing machine alone would do it.

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    I am speechless! What a beautiful display of sweets ~ this needs to be featured in Somerset Home magazine!

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