YoYo Tutorial

November 17th, 2006

How to Make a Yo-Yo

I realize this is a fairly simple task, but I didn’t find any tutorials with pictures online, so I’m posting this. And yes, I should have given myself a manicure first.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
Cut a pattern from a circle. You can experiment with the size; I used a Mason jar with a 4″ diameter.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
Pin the pattern to your fabric and cut around edge.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
With a needle and thread, stitch along the outside edge of the circle, fairly close to the edge–about a 1/4″ away.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
Continue stitching, leaving a tail of thread at both ends of the circle.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
Take both tails of the thread and tighten by pulling the strings together.

How to Make a Yo-Yo
Adjust and flatten yo-yo, and tie a square knot.

How to Make a Yo-Yo

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. aja  |  November 21st, 2006 at 11:14 am

    You know it seems simple, but I appreciate any visual help. I am a visual learner :) I am convinced I that I should make a yo yo collar for chubby kitty Lucy Lui!

  • 2. molly  |  November 21st, 2006 at 1:13 pm

    thank you! i’ve always thought these would make a fun garland at christmas. (or any time for that matter!)

  • 3. bugheart  |  November 22nd, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    i am with
    aja…
    i needed
    pictures!
    thank you!

  • 4. Villain Extraordinaire  |  November 23rd, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Awfully cute! I, too, was previously mystified by the seemingly magical yoyo. Thanks for the instructions!

  • 5. row.  |  November 15th, 2007 at 2:40 am

    Thanks I now know how to make these, I needed pictures also, and step by step instructions because I question everything like what excactly is a “square” knot?-lol

  • 6. clare whitehouse  |  July 10th, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Thank you so much for posting this visual guide! I have been looking for visual instructions and yours was the only one I found. Your colour/fabric choices in the picture is super-cute!

  • 7. Nissa  |  December 22nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    yes.. i NEVER would have understood how to do this without pictures..so simple but so helpful. THANK YOU! I am going to go make some of these right now!

  • 8. Sylvia  |  February 26th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks I just hemmed my jeans….and they look great. I’m so glad I found your page and the pages linked to your page. You and your peeps are very creative.

  • 9. dayo  |  February 28th, 2010 at 7:40 am

    thanks for posting this. i love it i am going to do my own for my girl dress. thanks

  • 10. Soe Soe  |  July 18th, 2010 at 4:46 am

    Ohh…, It is sooo easy when I see this. I love to do this and I am enjoy doing this. I just made 10 and I will put it on my blouses. Thank you so much.

  • 11. Terri Rebecky  |  February 8th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Do you turn your edges under first? I made some but the edges fray so they look messy????

  • 12. Donita  |  March 9th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you! I need to see pictures too! I love your site!

  • 13. irene  |  March 8th, 2012 at 6:33 am

    You should turn over the edge 1/4″and stitch
    on the folded fabric. Much neater finished
    yo yo and will survive washing better.
    Great tute.

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