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Topic: christmas yo-yo bauble - tutorial  (Read 4886 times)
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« on: December 13, 2009 06:59:15 AM »

i recently started making yo-yo's - they are called Suffolk puffs in England - and got addicted!
 I made a yo-yo covered bauble in pink and then decided to do another in more christmassy colours

what i used:
a 5" bauble
six different fabrics
i made about 17 yo-yo's - 1.5" - 2" & 2.5"
enough buttons for the yo-yo's
sewing threads and needles
ribbon for hanging

step one:  make lots of yo-yo's in different sizes and fabrics

step two:  add buttons to the centres to cover the hole

step three:   start sewing* the yo-yo's together keep
trying them on the bauble to check they are in the right place.
When the bauble was about half way covered it started to get a bit trickier as you need to pull and stitch the yo-yo's together trying to
avoid any of the bauble to show through
* it would save time if you glued them on but i didn't want to *

step four:  keep going pulling, overlapping and stitching the remaining puffs until the bauble is completely covered, add a ribbon to hang.

hope you like it  Smiley

« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009 07:58:20 AM »

What a cute use for yo-yos.  This one would even be sweet for Valentine's Day!  I like your choice of fabrics and buttons.  I'm going to go raid my scrap pile now.  Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009 07:58:44 AM »

I'm not big on Christmas decorations, but I love this ornament!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009 03:26:03 PM »

thank-you  Smiley

i also made this one in pinks without buttons


« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2009 04:21:26 PM »

I have been yo yo crazy here so this will be up my alley thank you for the tutorial.  Will post when I get one done.

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009 01:10:18 PM »

Pretty amazing.  I love the randomness of this.

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