This fabric yo-yo necklace and bracelet set is a beautiful gift for crafty kids to make and give for Mother’s Day. Fabric yo-yo craft projects are perfect for older kids (7-12 year olds) who want to learn how to sew. They are quick to make, easy to sew, and inexpensive. Fabric yo-yo craft projects are also fun to make which appeals to crafty kids of all ages!
Materials For Crafty Kids To Make Mother’s Day Fabric Yo-Yo Necklace & Bracelet Set –
Cotton fabric of choice – approximately ¼ yard
*If desired, you can use the Clover Quick Yo-Yo Maker – small circle
10″ Piece of ¼” elastic
Ribbon, cord, or shoelace for necklace
Directions For Crafty Kids To Make Mother’s Day Fabric Yo-Yo Necklace & Bracelet Set –
You can use Clover’s Quick Yo-Yo Maker small circle or make your own yo-yos for this Mother’s Day craft project. The Quick Yo-Yo Maker plastic templates are available from Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, and most fabric shops for about $5. If you’re using one of the Quick Yo-Yo Makers, follow their how-to directions.
To make your own fabric yo-yos, cut out 3″ diameter circles from the fabric. The easiest way to do this is to find a glass with a 3″ diameter and trace around it with a pencil. Cut the circles out of the fabric.
Put a length of thread through a needle and knot one end of it. Fold the edge of the fabric circle over ¼”. Put the thread in on the wrong side of the fabric, close to the fold. Make straight stitches all the way around the circle. When you get back to where you started stitching, gently pull the thread to gather into a fabric yo-yo. Take the needle down through the center of the fabric yo-yo and make a knot to secure.
To make the bracelet, cut a piece of ¼” elastic to fit around your mother’s wrist, plus ½”. Make enough fabric yo-yos to fit the length of this elastic. Lay the fabric yo-yos side by side in a line. Sew together at the sides. Pin the length of fabric yo-yos to the elastic. Sew them onto the elastic, going down through the center of each fabric yo-yo. As you’re sewing the fabric yo-yos to the elastic, sew a button on top of each fabric yo-yo. To finish your Mother’s Day bracelet, sew the two ends of the elastic together to secure.
To make the Mother’s Day fabric yo-yo necklace, make three round fabric yo-yos. Fold a length of ribbon, cord, or even a shoelace in half. Sew the middle fabric yo-yo onto your ribbon at this point. Sew a button to the top of the fabric yo-yo. Sew a fabric yo-yo on each side of this middle fabric yo-yo. Decide on the length desired for your mom’s necklace and make a knot to finish.
This Mother’s Day fabric yo-yo necklace and bracelet set is sure to make mom smile!
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Fabric Yo-Yo Necklace & Bracelet Set designed by author.