Monday, June 22, 2009

Patriotic Yo-Yo Pin

We are getting ready to have a family carnival for the 4th of July.

You can start by dressing your front porch with the swag I made a week or so ago. Now you need to dress your chest. Don't you dress your chest? I'm a little crazy about pins.

This takes just a few minutes and I think is so versatile. If you can thread a needle, you can make this;)

1. Cut a circle out of fun fabric. I used the bottom of a formula can for the size yo-yo I wanted.
2. Tie a knot in your thread. Stitch a running stitch about 1/4 inch from the edge and all the way around.3. Pull the thread and gather into a yo-yo. For a typical yo-yo, you would want the inside of your circle to be neater than this, but for this it is ok. Tie a knot to keep the shape.4. Embellish. I stitched a button in the center. 5. Add a length of ribbon or Ric-Rac tail to the bottom. Stitch a pin to the back.
Change it up as much as you want. I used a ribbon looped in the back and added a circle of felt under the button on the one on the right. You could layer your ribbon tails etc. Have fun with it!

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Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

"Sew" cute!! I love them! said...

This is such a great project, I love it! I'll be linking.

Debbie @ said...

Hey I just wanted you to know I think this is so adorable. I love July 4th crafts, this looks so easy! Thanks. Great to find you too.

Danish Smith said...

so.. beautifully created.. i like your
custom pins.