He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

25 July 2010

These Aint Your Mamma's Yo-Yos

Growing up I HATED these things. My mom learned how to make them and ended up making millions of them and put them on everything. They were always country looking and, needless to say, I wasn't a fan. However, I think when Miss Mak joined our family my outlook on all things girly changed. All that to say... these are cute, quick, easy, don't require a sewing machine and they can be used in fun new ways that aren't the usual country style.

You'll Need:
- Fabric, 1/4 of a yard or less will do
- Bowl/Plate or something round to trace
{Be sure it is DOUBLE the size of the Yo Yo you want to make}
- Needle & Thread
- Button {optional}

OnE: Trace the circle onto your fabric and cut out

TwO {A}: Stitch 1/4" all the way around the circle, as pictured
TwO {B}: Fold the edge 1/4" in on the wrong side of the fabric, iron into place for easier stitching, and stitch all the way around {this will give you a finished center if you're not putting embellishments on your yo-yo}

THrEe: Once you get all the way around the circle, gently pull the thread and the yo-yo will begin to close down the center.

FoUr: Tie your ends off.

FiVe: Sew your button or other embellishments on.

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