Make a Yo Yo Bracelet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carolina Moore

This is a great project for adults or teen girls. Yo-yo’s aren’t just for your grandma anymore! Turn these sweet little gathered fabric circles into a pretty bracelet for yourself or to give to a friend. Choose a fabric color that suits your personality and pull out your sewing needle. Each bracelet uses about 25 mini yo-yos, and took a couple hours to make. They require some tiny stitches and nimble fingers, but there is nothing especially tricky about making them.

You will need:

Scrap fabric Fabric marking pen Quarter Needle & thread Bangle bracelet Scrap of felt Gorilla Glue

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What you do:

Using the fabric marking pen, trace a quarter on the fabric. A fabric marking pen is designed so that the ink disappears over time. Cut out the circles, just outside the marker line. You can see the ink is already starting to fade. Using needle and thread start by using small stitches, folding in the edge, doing a simple “up and down” through the layers with your needle. Carefully pull the thread tight. Pulling too hard might cause the thread to snap. Tie a double knot, then cut the threads close to the knot. Use the hole as the top center, then squash the little fabric ball between your fingers to make it flat. Use a coordinating thread and tiny stitches, attach the yo-yo’s to the bangle. Use stitches on the back, as well as tiny stitches on the front so the yo-yos would lay flat. Here is the bracelet with all the yo-yo attached. Next you need to attach the craft felt. Use a strip in a coordinating color a 1/4″ wide. Glue the felt to the inside of the band with Gorilla Glue. This not only hides the bangle and the stitches on the back, but when the glue dries it supplies additional support, and makes sure that the yo-yo’s don’t twist around the bangle.

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