Jane Harkleroad posted Message 1427 in the CraftPals Sewing BB
Dated : February 19, 1999 at 11:56:09
Subject: Re: yo-yo
You can sew together (either side up) into large square, attach this to top of a solid colored throw pillow.
String yoyos together in the center with dental floss or nylon filament and form a clown doll. Be sure to leave a length of floss or filament at each end of all the groups.
Create three groups:
Group I--the length that you want the entire clown to be (without the head);
Group II--the length of both arms (together);
Group III--the length of one leg.
Lay out the longest group vertically.
This will be the body and one leg.
Place the next longest group across the body toward the top.
Place the shortest group at an angle or upside down "Y" to the lower part of the body (this creates the legs).
Rearrange the arms and leg until it is pleasing.
Attach the arms and leg at the appropriate intersection.
Place a button or jingle bell at the end of each arm and leg, unless for an infant.
For the head, you might use a large pompom, or cover a styrofoam ball with yarn tie at the neck and tuck in the loose ends.
Attach to the top end.
Then, embroider, paint, or glue syes and mouth to the clown's face.
Embellish following your creative whims.
Using a regular vest pattern for sewing, cut out a vest in fabric for lining. Lay these pieces out and place the yoyos on top, leaving the 5/8 seam allowance empty. Sew the yoyos together in that format. Sew the lining together as per instructions. Attach yoyo pieces by hand on top of the vest lining. Embellish.
edna Hill posted Message 1535 in the CraftPals Sewing BB
Dated : April 10, 1999 at 09:21:55
Subject: Re: yo-yo
You do not need a special pattern Take any patern you like, make up out of some muslin or other cheap fabric,
then place your yo-yo's on until you get the effect you are looking for. Should work grate. Give it a try.
Crafts by Edna
TERRY posted Message 3609 in the CraftPals All Crafts BB
Dated : May 28, 1999 at 00:59:56
Subject: Re: yo yo crafts
I do alot of things with yo-yo's here are just a few ideas.
You can sew a button to the middle of them where the hole is and attach them to blue jean vests that you buy at garage sales or clearance.
You can place one in the middle and about five around it and it will look like a flower.
You can also hot or cold glue them to fabric picture frames.
Or you can sew them to premade christmas stockings and tree skirts.
Or you can take five or six different sizes stack them up and sew them together, put a bell on bottom and a loop on top to make a tree ornament.