Crafts Using Yo Yos

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Those cute little yo yos can be used to make a wide variety of crafts. This is a page about crafts using yo yos.
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November 15, 2012

This is a page about making a yo yo turkey. Turn your yo yo addiction into a cute Thanksgiving turkey decoration.

Making a Yo Yo Turkey

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December 21, 2012

This is a page about making yo yo Christmas trees. Christmas fabric yo yos can be used to make a variety of Christmas tree craft projects.

Making Yo Yo Christmas Trees

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September 27, 2013

This is a page about making fabric pumpkins. If you like crafting with fabric, this is a fun project for the holidays.

Making Fabric Pumpkins

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October 22, 2012

This page is about making a yo yo bedspread. Leftover fabric pieces work great to make yo yos for a craft project.

Making a Yo Yo Bedspread

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February 29, 2016

This is a page about making a Halloween yo yo tree. Make a different twist on the yo yo Christmas tree using yo yos made from Halloween fabrics.

Making a Halloween Yo Yo Tree

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January 14, 2020

Use leftover yo yos from another project or quickly make a couple of new ones to use in assembling this cute yo yo Christmas angel ornament. A supplies list and instructions can be found on this page.

Yo Yo Christmas Angel Ornament - finished ornament

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May 7, 2019

Pretty leftover fabric can be upcycled into one of these pretty floral brooches. Just make a yoyo and add a decorative button in the center.

Pretty Fabric Brooch

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February 22, 2017

These sweet yoyo chicks and bunnies are the perfect non sugary addition to your child's basket. They are also fun and easy to make.

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This page contains instructions for making yo yo chicks and bunnies.

A cute chick made from fabric yo-yos.

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March 1, 2016

This is a page about making a Halloween yo yo garland. Yo yos have so many craft uses. Use fall and Halloween fabric to make a decorative yo yo garland.

Making a Halloween Yo Yo Garland

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July 16, 2015

This is a page about making a yo yo keychain. A great way to use up your favorite fabric scraps is making yo yos.

Making a Yo Yo Keychain

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February 13, 2014

This is a page about making yo yo pillows. These fun to make gathered fabric circles are a favorite with quilters and other sewing artists. It is a great way to use up fabric scraps.

Yo-Yo Pillow Fabric

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October 22, 2012

This is a page about making yo yo barrettes. Yo yo barrettes are an easy craft to make and can be made in a wide variety of colors and configurations.

Making Yo Yo Barrettes

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This is a wall hanging made for my sewing/computer room.

Approximate Time: off and on for a couple of days

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Instructions:

  1. I knocked out the window glass with a hammer on the frame, covering with a rag for safety.
  2. I then cleaned the frame and cut the foam core with a utility knife to fit the openings in the frame. Before inserting them, I painted the foam core with a brown color paint I already had on hand. Let dry and then insert in the window frame.

  3. I bought a yo-yo maker at a fabric store a few years ago and never really used it for much so decided to put it to work. They come in small, medium, and large. Mine is a medium size. I made 96 yo-yos. Most of them I did while watching TV.
  4. To make without a yo-yo maker, cut 96 - 5-1/2 inch circles or however many you need for your project to fit. Turn the outer edge over and sew a running stitch to gather it up. When you have them all made, glue on the window frame in a pleasing manner and then glue buttons on.
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I will have to say, it is much easier if you have a yo-yo maker. They are not too expensive, especially if you use a 40% coupon from the fabric stores. You could just use a piece of scrap wood and do the same thing. Using an old window just adds a bit of extra charm. Another suggestion, this would be unique done in the shape of a Christmas tree with green velveteen.

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

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Does anyone have yo-yo patterns they would like to share? I have one for a Christmas Tree and a basket that can be put on towels. I am in the process of attaching yo-yo to form a Christmas tree to finger towels for Christmas presents. But I would be interested in other uses also.

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Joan from Maryland

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October 28, 20081 found this helpful

Have you seen the yo-yo maker on "Sewing with Nancy"? ...It's a plastic tool that snaps together on each side of the fabric & holds the yo-yo in place while you sew it. You then unsnap it & draw the stitches tight into the form of a yo-yo. They have several sizes & they are for making uniform sizes of perfect yo-yos.

---> Has anyone used this tool? And how did you like it?

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

Cyndia: since this is the only way I learned how to make a yo-yo pillow with the clover large round template in my senior center crafts class i really enjoyed doing the project. I also made a pillow for my daughter as a Christmas present. I will say that it takes more than a day to do 100 yo-yo's for the pillow and then we handstitched the pillow and had to handstitch the yo-yo to it.

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But all in all both pillows turned out very nice.

Of course the more you make the better they look as with any craft project. I also bought the small round template to try. Now I am looking other patterns, I have a pattern for a Christmas Tree and a basket that the class did on a towel before I joined (they did this one by hand not with the template).
Joan from Aberdeen

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By CRAFTYLADY31 (Guest Post)
October 29, 20080 found this helpful

I have a pattern for a yo-yo Christmas tree which is from Clover Needlecraft. You have to get the yo-yo makers (there are 5 different sizes.) The project # is ct0039.

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

Here's a pattern for a Christmas Yo-Yo Doily. Hope you can use it!
Hugs & Happiness~~~ Paula
www.lovetosew.com/homespunchristmasyoyo.htm

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

I've used the Clover brand of yo-yo maker. It works great! I have the small and medium sized ones.

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I have made dozens of yo yos and am thinking of sewing them together to make a tablecloth. What is the best type of stitch to use for this project? Or should I attach them to a foundation fabric? Thanks in advance.

By R Barbara

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January 6, 2012

I have a lot of yo yos that I made. What can I do with them? I have made barrettes for my granddaughters, but still have many more.

By NanaMay

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July 5, 2011

I am looking for a pattern for a wine bottle cover using yo-yos. Does anyone know where I could find one?

By Ginny P. from Fond du Lac, WI

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September 23, 2010

Would anyone have a pattern to make the butterfly shaped yo yos without having to buy the yo yo maker for it? Thanks.

By shirlee from TX

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