Posts Tagged ‘yo-yo sewing ideas’
Imagine my surprise and thrill to find several pictures of yo-yo ornaments (and variations) posted on the HGTV forum board — these pretty ornaments were made using my free Yo-Yo Orny pattern .¬† I was especially tickled because the poster does provide credit to my pattern.¬† Click here to take a look at these pretty examples…
Fabric yo-yo ornaments are sew pretty on your tree…but they also make beautiful embellishments to gift wrapping.
Would you like to take a closer look at the free¬† Yo-Yo Orny project?¬† Click here.
Do you LOVE making fabric yo-yos using the new Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers?
Yo-Yo Placemats are a sure fire way to add color and interest to your table. Make them totally scrappy; or contrasting 2 color; or single color scrappy; or any way you may dream up.
Click here for the FREE PDF project sheet*.
*NOTE: You must have a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and view this project sheet.¬† If you experience difficulties, please update your Reader for free at http://www.adobe.com.
Yo-Yo Spiders invaded on Halloween! Click image to view larger picture in a new window.
Jeff hung a large web across our entry way and placed several spiders overhead. The web/nest and spiders were a delight to trick-or-treaters!
We’re breaking new ground at SewThankful.¬† We finished taping our first video demo this week. This is a demonstration of Clover’s Quick Circle Yo-Yo Makers.¬† The video features the “large” and “extra-large” size yo-yo makers but the technique is the same for all the circle yo-yo makers.
Special Note:¬† A “JUMBO” Circle Yo-Yo maker will be released very soon by Clover.¬† We will be stocking that item so be sure to watch for that new addition at Sew Thankful!
With regard to video production, we are learning as we go and there is much to learn.¬† A huge pile of credit is due Jeff who is patient beyond belief in handling the camera, co-production and editing.
The goal is to produce a substantial and growing library of product and technique demos.¬† I hope you enjoy!
Monday, 7/21/08 Add-on note -¬† Linda wrote to me in a private email and gave permission to share these comments here with everyone:
Just watched your video on making yo yo’s.¬† I made¬† several hundred
last Christmas for some gifts (Vintage Santa) that required many yo
yo’s.¬† A tip I thought I would pass on to you – since I used a
coordinating thread I had a hard time ending up at the right spot.¬† I
made a mark with a Sharpie on one of the nubs and used that for the
starting and stopping.¬† Another thing¬†about the finishing. I took a
class from Cody Mazuran (the yo yo maven) and she showed us a way of
ending IF the yo yo’s are going to be flat against fabric and the back
doesn’t show. After drawing up the yo yo, I go straight down the center
to the back and make a few back stitches stitches and a knot.¬† Goes
very fast and doesn’t matter since the back won’t be seen anyway. Of
course if the back is going to show, the way you show is best.
Thanks so much Linda.¬† Those are GREAT tips!
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