Thursday, 10 March 2011

Yo-Yo Flower Tutorial

Hi Sassy Fans,

This is my first tutorial so please be gentle with me lol!  Today I'm going to show you how to make yo-yo flowers.  They may be called other names but I've always known them as yo-yo flowers.  I've seen these on cards and thought they looked to pretty, and sometimes I want something other than my usual purchased or punched flowers.  There are so many different fabric patterns out there so you'll be sure to find something you love and it only takes a small piece of fabric for each flower. 


OK, the supplies you will need for yo-yo flowers are:  scissors or circle nestabilities, needle and thread, fabric, and buttons.

You can either cut your fabric circles with scissors or you can use your circle nestabilities to cut them.  If you use your nestabilities, you make your "sandwich" just like you would if you were cutting paper.  You can always layer two pieces of fabric together whether you're cutting with scissors or the nesties.  That saves you a little time as you're getting two yo-yo circles with only one cut.


Take your fabric circle with the right side of the pattern facing you, and use your needle and thread to make a running stitch around the edge of the fabric circle.


Pull on the threads to gather your fabric circle


After you've pulled your threads tight, tie them off in a knot.


Cut off the thread ends and attach your button.  You can either sew or glue the button.  Your finished yo-yo flower will be about half the size of the fabric circle that you started with.  So if you start with a 3 inch circle, your flower will measure about 1 1/2 inches.  If you precut some circles then this is a great project to work on while you watch TV.  You can stitch up quite a few of these in no time and then just add your matching button when you make your card.


And here's my card using one of my yo-yo flowers.  I used the beautiful Fabulous Darling on my card.  You can find her and all her Sassy friends over at Funky Kits.   


Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to swing by The Sugar Bowl to check out their latest challenge. 

Hugs,
Anita

24 comments:

  1. gorgeous, gorgeous card ~beautifully made and love the flower ~ thanks for the tutorial!
    vanessa xx

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  2. A gorgeous card and thanks for the tut on the flowers they are beautiful.
    Chris x

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  3. Thanks for the tutorial. Your flowers are gorgeous and I love your card. The soft pastel colours and layout are great and the image is gorgeous. Donna

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  4. A gorgeous card and thankyou for a fab tutorial on how to make these flower's,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  5. oooo love it!!!!!!! thanks for showing
    hhhmmm i think iam going to buy some fabricstuff

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  6. Thank you for the tutorial! Really quick and simple embellishment but they look gorgeous!!

    Love this card - the image is brilliant - her hair is to die for!!

    Thanks for sharing, Lou Mac. xo

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  7. Beautiful card Anita and thanks for the tutorial on how to make these gorgeous flowers !!

    Hugs, sandra xx

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  8. Gorgeous and sooh easy - wow! Thank you so much for sharing with us!xx

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  9. Awesome, thanks Anita! I am so lost when it comes to sewing, I just bought a little tool to help me make these, lol, who knew it was so simple! Beautiful card as well, love the coloring!
    xxAutumn

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  10. Love those flowers and the card is stunning.
    Happy crafting, Erika.

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  11. love these, must give them a try x

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  12. oh my, i love these! i think i will try to make a few. hopefully it's as easy as it looks! :D

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  13. Wow these are so cool Anita!!

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  14. Awesome Anita - thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to try this!
    Hugs,
    M

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  15. Fabulous flowers and tutorial.Very easy to follow, and a fabulous card.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  16. Awesome tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Loving these!!! Thanks for the great tutorial Chanelle xxx

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  18. Great tutorial Anita! And you made it look so simple! Now what I can cut up to make into a flower...

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  19. Thank you so much for this great tutorial x

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  20. Thanks for this - very interesting as it adds such a different feel to the card, especially used with the lace & I love your soft colours on the card. Delightful effect with the satiny material & I can think of this embellishment with Tammy being particularly effective too. Thanks for ideas.
    Paula (PEP)

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  21. Wow Anita...thanks for the tutorial. I thought you said you weren't good at these?????

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  22. Super cute card!
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    Funny - I just mentioned on your blog that I saw a tutorial for these flowers. Now I see that you did the tutorial. I am making some of these.

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  23. Fabulous tutorial and very cute flowers! Loved it :)

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  24. These are great little flowers. I think they are easy enough to teach my granddaughters. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It was very well done.

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