These DIY Fabric Yo Yo Flowers are super easy to make and a great project for beginners. Also a perfect way to update your wardrobe on a budget!
DIY Fabric Yo Yo Flowers
I’ve kind of developed an addiction to these pretty DIY Fabric Yo Yo Flowers, right after I made this lovely and insanely easy hearts and flowers wreath for V Day. After seeing how pretty they made the wreath look, I decided to incorporate more yo yo flowers into my crafts. I made a slight variation for this headband project but soon I’ll be making something for my daughter using this tutorial for yo yo flowers, hopefully I’ll find time to make a post about it.
These little gems would make a pretty hair band with some small ones attached and are an amazing scraps project! Even better, old clothing can be your fabric supply! They’re also a great craft for older kids as will provide practice for kids learning to sew! Try stacking them for a fun look, add to jackets and sweaters, pin onto totes and purses or use them as applique, the possibilities are endless!
DIY Fabric Yo Yo Flowers tutorial
- Fabric scraps
- Scissors or Shears (optional)
- Washable fabric marker
- Needle and thread
- Buttons, flowers or baubles for the yo-yo centers
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks (optional, if you use flowers or bubbles)
- Make a template on the cardstock for the desired size. When making your yo-yo pattern, keep in mind that it needs to be twice as wide as your intended yo-yo, plus about 1/2″ for seam allowances.
- Using the fabric marker, trace the template onto the wrong side of a scrap of fabric.
- Cut your circle out using scissors or shears.
- Thread the sewing needle with a double strand of thread or use one strand of a thicker thread and knot the end. Stitch along the outer edge about 1/8″ from the edge. The longer the stitch length used, the smaller the center opening will be in your finished yo-yo. Alternatively you can fold under the outer edge by 1/4″ and stitch around the outer edge until you’ve gone around the entire perimeter of the fabric circle.
- Pull the thread gently to gather the piece at the center.
- Press the fabric gently with your hand to flatten and adjust the gathers as necessary to create a uniform circle.
- Secure the flower by stitching through the gathers, in the center, 2-3 times. Knot the end, and snip the thread.
- Add some flair to the yo yo with a cute center. I used a button so I needed to stitch that in place but you can use flowers or bubbles and you’ll need a hot glue gun and hot glue sticks to fix those to the flower.