InstructionsTo make a basic Yo-Yo cut out a circle from any fabric (I like light weight cottons best). Experiment with different circle sizes tracing around jar lids or plates or use a compass, I like a small cereal bowl best. Fold over about 1/4 inch (wrong sides together) and baste stitch (using about 1/4 inch stitches) all around the circle. Make sure to use strong, colour co-ordinated thread and start ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Eco-Friendly, Romantic, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Mod, Cute, Funky, Whimsical
Recycled fabrics, mostly cottons, from shirts, pillow cases, and sheets.
What was your inspiration?
I love vintage items and I found a yo-yo quilt at a farm auction made from tons of fabric scraps. I was hooked! Yo-yos are a great way to re-use fabrics.
What are you most proud of?
Love that they are re-cycled and also adorable!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun and try different sizes for different looks. Yo-yos can be used to embellish anything including purses, hats, baby sweaters, etc. Check out my re-cycled felted hat project for more ideas.