Saturday, July 16, 2011
Fabric yo-yo fun
I'm noticing more yo-yo's for sale at the scrapbook store; these are so easy to make, why buy them? You can make one to perfectly match your collage, or layout, or whatevs in around 5 minutes. I made these last night for an ATC swap by Creative Lenna. Just cut some fabric in a rough circle about 4" across. Turn under about a quarter inch and start a running stitch (be sure to take a tiny back stitch first, right at the knot, so you don't tug it out later.) Keep stitching and turning under as you go, it doesn't have to be perfect. When you get back to where you began, pull really tightly, wiggle those seams down flat, and knot off your thread. If you run the thread end through the yo-yo before you snip it, the knot and thread end will be pulled inside. Ta-da! Cute lil' yo-yo's in just a few minutes.