Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How to Monday - Yoyo Flower Brooch

This weekend I discovered the joy of sewing a yoyo. My mom tells me my grandma used to make them for hours while she watched TV. With a stack of fabric scraps and a pile of vintage buttons and beads, this was a simple and fun project for a Sunday afternoon. Here's a basic how-to...

Supplies - Fabric, two sizes of circle patters cut out of poster board or card stock, needle and thread, buttons, pin clasps.

Step 1 -Cut circles out of complimenting fabrics.

Step 2 - Sew a thin hem with a running stitch around the circles.

Step 3 - Pull the thread to scrunch the hem together.

Step 4 - Turn the smaller yoyo upside down on the larger one, stitch a button or beads in the center, and the pin clasp on the back. You're done!

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