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As "Lazy Girl," Joan Hawley always finds the easy and fun way to a successful project. A self-described geek and armchair engineer, Joan loves creating new twists and techniques for sewing and ...

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Yo Yo Cutie Pins

from Lazy Girl Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Yo Yo Cutie Pins
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Pattern Description:

- Decorate your life with yo-yos featuring a second fabric. Add beads, ribbon, buttons to make pins, ornaments and more!
- Make large or small yo-yos with large or small centers. Each yo-yo is supported with a circle of stabilizer, offering great posture while keeping it lightweight.
- Add a pin to the back, or hang from a ribbon to make an ornament.
- Use the larger center opening to 'frame' a feature fabric, photograph, holiday theme, or school colors/logo.
- Make gift hang-tags with personalized message inside.
- Tuck money inside for the perfect money-givers.
- Pattern includes templates for fabric and stabilizer.
- Sizes: 2 3/4" - 4 1/2"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: 2 3/4" - 4 1/2"


  • Assorted 10" fabric squares for yo-yo, 5" square for contrast.
  • 1/4 yard Stiff Stuff Firm (SLG107) sew-in interfacing by Sew Lazy (20" wide). That is enough for 4 large + 3 small pins.
  • Clover Quick Yo Yo Makers: 2 3/8" Extra Large #8703 yellow, 3 1/2" Jumbo #8708 blue OR make by hand using circle templates included.
  • Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter #CMP-3 OR 2 sheets of template plastic (8 1/2" x 11").
  • Safety pin (size #1, 1 1/6") or 7"?of 1/8"-1/4" wide ribbon for ornaments.

You Will Also Need:

  • Hand sewing needle, poly thread recommended, beeswax to strengthen thread, optional fabric glue.

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