Sewing Squared Yoyo's.
Materials - Fabric, if you are cutting your own (great for vintage fabrics) instead of buying a charm pack. Start with 5 inches square.
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I was at a local fabric store in the last week and they had these charm squares for sale and a lovely quilt on display they had made with them. But I decided I wanted to try my hand at a square yoyo again and make a tutorial I have made a few square ones in the past but never showed them on my blog so I thought this was a good idea. The squares I used are all dye cut so they are all the exact same size you can cut them with a rotary cutter though or scissors if you want to go that route too.
Step One - Thread and knot needle place about 1 to 2 inches from corner with 1/4 edge turned down do a running stitch two corner flip corner down and continue around square do not back stitch at corners or you will not be able to close your squared up yoyo
Step Two - Draw up thread carefully so as not to get knots in your thread.
Step Three - Close yoyo all the way and go through all the gathers again I like to do this to give my yoyo added strength you can also double your thread up. I have done this both ways and the whole in the middle is smaller the way I do it now but it takes a tiny bit longer to make. this whole is before I went around a second time.
Step Four - Finish yoyo with a figure 8 knot make loop pass needle through loop twice draw up knot
Step Five - pass needle through gathers one more time and cut thread. This whole is after I have gone around twice see the size difference.
A special thank you to Wendy "sunshine" from Vintage Threads. Be sure to visit her shop for tons of fabulous vintage supplies, hand crochet items you've got to see the lace baby bonnets they are so cute and so much more.
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