There’s no research confirming a link between the classic yo-yo string toy and the fabric yo-yo， but they are both round， both peaked in popularity in the 1930s-40s in the United States， and both are pretty， dang fun! So， we’re happy to link them together as two points along a playful continuum. A fabric yo-yo is a smallpersonalized pillow cases， ruched rosette. It’s most often associated with quilting， and antique yo-yo quilts can be quite stunning， but it’s a fun bit of dimensional embellishment that can be used on any number of projects. At it’s simplest， the yo-yo is just a small gathered circle. When cinched up tight it produces a smooth “button” effect on one side and a pretty rippled confection on the other. You can make them by hand， and we summarize those steps below， but we prefer to use the Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers. These small plastic devices are incredibly affordable， and make the job of stitching yo-yos easier and more uniform.？anniversary gifts for couples
We’re outlining the steps here for using the standard round Yo-Yo Makers. Clover also offers clever shapes： Hearts， Flowers， Butterflies， and Shamrocks.？
Of the round options， we selected the standard Small Yo-Yo Maker that produces 1？” yo-yos， a Large Yo-Yo Maker that produces 1？” yo-yos， and an Extra Large Yo-Yo Maker that produces 2？” yo-yos. In addition to these three round options we tested， there is also an Extra Small that produces ？” yo-yos and a Jumbo Maker that produces 3？” yo-yos. In the photos below， the Extra Large Yo-Yo Maker is featured.？
Even if you’re a sewing beginner or someone not used to hand stitching， this tool allows you to create perfectly spaced stitches that turn into perfectly shaped yo-yos.
Yo-yos are great for using up scraps or small pre-cuts. And， it’s a perfectly portable technique – make them anywhere， anytime.
It's that time of the year - Raksha Bandhan is almost here. It's the time where we all scamper for the perfect gifts for our beloved siblings, in the nick of time.