After my last post I went a bit mad making yo-yo’s . I used a few different sized circles to make the most of my scrap collection and decided to make a couple of things, the first of which is shown below. I’m going to pop the other projects into different posts 🙂
Firstly, I have previously included a link to little livingstones tutorial on how to make yo-yos, which is pretty self explanatory. I didn’t hem the edges of my circles first, and they turned out fine. Some are a little more scruffy, and I may or may not artfully decorate
hide the mess with some buttons from my stash. As I said, it’s a great way to use up scraps and you can make them any size really. But now for project number 1.
Bunting style garland
I have a bit of a thing for bunting, so decided to try a variation on the theme. Using embroidery floss, I threaded the yo-yos together by putting the needle in at 2 o’clock and coming out at 10 o’clock. Don’t bring your needle out right on the edge. Most of my yo-yos are around 5-6 cm and I brought my needle and thread out about 1 cm from the edge. This means that as you can see in the picture, your yo-yos will sit better on each other and not flip upside down when it is hung up. To finish it off, I knotted the embroidery thread at each end into a loop and attached some ribbon to make it easier to hang.Project 2 will be coming up soon!