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Everyone needs a bag for the lake, beach, or farmer’s market this summer. So we decided to create one with a vintage flair using homemade yo-yo’s. Continuing with our “Do-it Yourself with Yo-Yo’s” crafts, we have decided to add some color to a brown burlap bag and a black and white chevron bag using yo-yo’s to make flowers.
Following the instructions on the package, if using the Quick Yo-Yo Maker, or making your own, cut a circle. Using needle and thread, hem the edge of the circle so that you can pull your thread to gather the center of the circle together. Once you have done this, use your needle and thread to sew the center securing the yo-yo. Next, sew a button of your choice to decorate the center of the yo-yo making it look like a flower.
Next, using a thick green yarn, create stems for your flowers. We chose to braid our yarn, creating a thicker stem look.
You are now ready to make leaves! Using the green fabric and scissors, cut any shape of leaf that you would like to use for your flowers. Once you have done this, you are ready to add your vintage flowers to your bag.
Arrange your flowers, stems, and leaves according to the design of your choice and simply sew or glue to attach them in place. Viola! You have a new hand bag for the summer!
Story by Leisel Caldwell