Yo-Yos make beautiful Wall Hangings, Quilts, Pillows,
Table Runners / Mats, Tote Bags, etc.
A Sewing Machine is not needed !
This project is very portable...
I place the cut out fabric pieces, spool of thread, needle and scissor in a tin and take it with me everywhere - working on Yo-Yos during sporting events, sitting in waiting rooms, etc.
Step 1 - Using a plate or a plastic lid as a template - Position the template on the wrong side of fabric and with a pen, trace around plastic template.
Cut out circle from fabric.
Step 2 - With wrong side of fabric facing you - use fingers to fold fabric edge in approximately 1/4 inch or slightly less.
Sew a loose running stitch as you fold raw edge under. (Thru both layers.)
Step 3 - When you have sewn around edge - Pull thread snugly to gather top closed. Once top is cinched closed, knot securely.
(I will usually tie two or three knots, after cinching center closed. I have come across many antique Yo-Yo quilts and often will find the "centers" have come undone with time.)
Step 4 - Smooth with fingers to form a round Yo-Yo.
Step 5 - Place 2 Yo-Yos right sides together. Whip stitch the two sides together - just on edge, approximately 1/2 inch. Gathered opening of Yo-Yo is the front.
Step 6 - Repeat to connect Yo-Yos to achieve desired size.
This is a great way to use scraps of fabric, new fabric or repurposed fabric !