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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
This is a guide about making yo yo Christmas trees. Christmas fabric yo yos can be used to make a variety of Christmas tree craft projects.
This guide is about making a yo yo bedspread. Leftover fabric pieces work great to make yo yos for a craft project.
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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. This guide contains instructions for making yo yo chicks and bunnies.
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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.
Joan from Maryland
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?
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. 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
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.
Here's a pattern for a Christmas Yo-Yo Doily. Hope you can use it!
Hugs & Happiness~~~ Paula
I've used the Clover brand of yo-yo maker. It works great! I have the small and medium sized ones.
of Suffolk puffs, as the British call them. I hope that helps!
Thanks to everyone for so many useful responses and Web sites. I have looked at most of the web sites and have found very useful information.
I made a garland for my tree last year. it took 800 yo-yo's. I also sewed buttons in the center (I collect buttons) so no two were alike. I didn't need anything else on the tree except lights. every body loved it.
I am also making a quilt--takes about 2500 for a queen size bed..
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.
When I was a little kid my mother had a throw pillow made out of yo-yos, and the yo-yos were hand sewed together with tiny little stitches. The only backing on it was the fabric cover of the pillow it self. When she got all the yo-yos sewed together she then hand sewed them to the fabric that would be on the back side of the pillow.
the link above show's you how to link them together.
I do not think a solid yoyo tablecloth would work out very well. I have thought of it my self but the fact that the yoyo centers do not allow for a smooth flat surface deters me. I have made a bed spread with them and it is lovely. For a table cloth I would use a back ground fabric and attach yoyo to that as an accent or pattern. Making sure to allow for flat areas for beverages, centerpieces, and such. Certain items just don't sit or work well on a lumpy surface.
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.
There are so many things you can make with Yo-Yo's as I love making them...there are many patterns and booklets online, just do a search for free patterns. I have many books and patterns so if you need more info, please let me know, I could even scan & send you a few patterns. Also at Joanne's they do have regular patterns for animals in the craft sections of pattern books! Hope this helped!
I bought a Christmas tree made out of yo yo's at a craft sale. Each yo you was a different size and stacked together with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top. It was mounted on a small wooden block and topped with a wood star.
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
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
Where can I find instructions for yo yos for crafters, like pumpkins and other small things?