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Store-bought Clothes Decorated with Yo-Yo's

by Mary

Yo-Yo hat and shirt

Yo-Yo hat and shirt

I found cute winter stocking hats at the Dollar Tree for $1. But - they were very plain. Then I remembered that I had a bunch of colorful yo-yo's already made up that I could use to decorate the hats.

So here is an example of a cute pink hat I decorated for my new granddaughter, Millie. I also purchased a plain white turtleneck shirt from Walmart and added a few yo-yo's to the neckline. It's pretty cute for a quick-do! Easy and inexpensive!

Yo-yo's are made by cutting out a circle of cotton fabric (these yo-yo's were made from 2.5 inch circles). You just thread a needle and knot the thread. Then fold over the edge of the circle about 1/4 inch. You could iron the fold or just finger press it.

Now hand sew a running stitch all the way around and when you get to the end of the circle, pull the string so that it gathers. Knot the thread to hold it in place. Voila! A yo-yo is born.

I sewed the yo-yo's to the hat and turtle neck with a few french knots.

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Aug 28, 2015
been out of reach of
by: Anonymous

Custom made shirts might have been out of reach of the average person as little as a few years ago but no more. Fabric, pattern, cuffs and sleeves are now available to even the most time pressured or budget conscious consumer. There is a reason the custom-made shirts were always in demand and bespoke elegance and affluence and it is that each part of the shirt was measured and designed for that individual. Now the average person can experience individuality, fit, and quality that custom made shirts afford.

Feb 10, 2015
love everything
by: dexter

I just love these designs. Thank you for displaying it here.

Jan 01, 2010
Revision to original instructions
by: Mary

I am the gal who submitted this idea. I learned something after my daughter-in-law washed the hat.

1) Be sure to pre-shrink the fabric for the yo-yos before sewing them onto the garment.

2) Rather than just tack on the yo-yo with french knots as I did, you must tack it down all the way around the yo-yo or it will lose its shape when it's washed.

I hope these revisions help you have a successful project.

Thank you!

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