When I first got back into sewing about a year ago I kept hearing about yo-yo’s. I was wondering what in the world all these sewers were so interested in yo-yo’s for. What does two wooden disks and a string have to do with sewing? Boy did I feel dumb when someone finally answered this question for me!
These are YoYo’s
I had seen them as a child in my Great Grandmothers house. She had pillows covered with them and blankets and dolls made out of them. I was always intrigued by them but NEVER knew them as YoYo’s! How dumb of me!
Well as it turns out, yoyo’s are VERY popular in the sewing world and are incredibly fun and easy to make. They are great for using up all those scraps of fabric you have laying around. Flickr even has a few groups devoted to the YoYo! Here is a link to one: http://www.flickr.com/groups/yoyogaga/ .
My friend Sunshine from MaryJanesFarm is probably the QUEEN of yoyo’s! I think she probably make about 200 of them a day! Sunshine loves making the things and often has great yoyo related posts over at her blog. Currently she has a tutorial for the “Squared Up YoYo”. Here is a preview:
Please visit Sunshine’s blog and check out her great tutorials!
P.S. Did you know that yoyo’s were Fashionable? I found this picture in the fall issue of Adorn Magazine!