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6/25/12

Yo Yo Maker Review


I recently have become a fan of fabric yo yo's and tried my hand at a few. Mom guided me how to make them over the phone. However, I find that I am one of those people who has to have a form or hoop or something to work on fabric or I get agitated and it never turns out right.

My dear friend Stephanie purchased me a yo yo maker at Hobby Lobby. 


Yesterday afternoon, I gathered my supplies and headed out to the porch swing to try my first yo yo with the maker.  I placed my material in the hoop, cut off the excess fabric and stitched around through the holes. 


I tied it off, removed it from the disk and gathered it. Here is my finished product. 


Then I made a white one to go with it. I was going to make a red one, but I had to go to choir practice. I have a plan for them which I will share with you in a day or two when everything is finished. 


I also picked up some orange fabric. I still need one or two more shades of orange.


Then I'm going to make me a little pumpkin for fall.


Now that I have a yo yo maker and have mastered it. I am in love with making yo yo's. Once I cut my material and started sewing, one yo yo took about 4 minutes to make. I am going to cut all my square for everything I want to do. Then when I go to make a yo you, I will just have to load the material and I'm ready to go. I do need to get over to Hobby Lobby though. I want some different size hoops now that I know how much I love working with them. 


4 comments:

Creations By Cindy said...

I thought about getting a yo yo maker but wasn't sure it would work as good as me doing my own thing! Think I might have to have one now! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mamaw Bee said...

Cindy, I didn't think I could do it with one, but it is the easiest thing I have ever done. You cut a square of material, pop it in between the disc and the plate. Trim excess material away. Fold material down as you go, inserting the needle in and out in the holes. Then you pop the plates off, pull your thread and tie it off. From the time I pick up my material till I am done with the yo yo was 9 minutes. Not bad.

Leslie said...

I love the pumpkin idea!!!! ... and I love hobby lobby too!
Have fun creating.

Rachel said...

Now I am going to have to go to Hobby Lobby! I like that idea! Wonder if Mom would want one?