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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 page about making a yo yo turkey. Turn your yo yo addiction into a cute Thanksgiving turkey decoration.
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.
This is a page about making fabric pumpkins. If you like crafting with fabric, this is a fun project for the holidays.
This page is about making a yo yo bedspread. Leftover fabric pieces work great to make yo yos for a craft project.
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.
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.
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.
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 page contains instructions for making yo yo chicks and bunnies.
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.
This is a page about making a yo yo keychain. A great way to use up your favorite fabric scraps is making yo yos.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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