Monday, June 13, 2011

Meow Monday & Yo-yo!

Happy Monday :) Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Today's meow monday features my beautiful kitty, Peaches. Isn't her coloring amazing? She alway knows how to pose for the camera!

Today I wanted to share something that I love to make, yo-yo's! They were originally used for quilting, but I use them in everyday things, like headbands and crafts. They are perfect for any occasion, and can be used with any fabric! They are super easy to use, and only require basic sewing skills, scissors, a yo-yo maker, and fabric.

I use the Clover yo-yo maker which you can buy at Jo-Anns for about $8.00

Following the instructions on the label, you can easily make them! All you do is put fabric inbetween the two pieces, cut around so you leave about 1/4" of fabric, and sew in and out using the guidelines. 
Stitch from the disk side, through the folded seam allowance, finding the opening of the crescent on the tray and pull needle/thread through. Once sewn all the way around, gently pull the thread, gathering the circle into the yo-yo shape. Add a few stitches to secure once you like the way it looks.

Some finished yo-yo's!

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