Yo-yo's have become very popular in quilting, and there is a variety of yo-yo shapes that can be made with the help of a plastic yo-yo maker.
To make a traditional yo-yo you will need:
- Something to make a circle on fabric, a mug or glass will do
- Marking tool
- Needle and thread
- Beeswax (optional)
Use your mug or glass and the marking pen to make a circle on your fabric. I have a chalk pen that my mother gave me as one of the first tools in my quilting toolbox.
Cut the circle out and get your needle threaded. Before starting with the sewing, pull your thread through the beeswax to keep it from tangling and getting a knot. Make sure your thread is long enough to go all around the circle that you’ve cut.
Tie a knot in your thread, and stitch a small hem around the circle of fabric. No double stitches, the knot is to keep the thread in place when you pull it tight in the next step.