Episode 4: 2-Minute Craft Countdown – How to Make a Fabric Yo-Yo & More

October 5th, 2010

Welcome to another 2-minute craft countdown! Dive into your fabric scraps because we’re going to show you how to make a fabric yo-yo! 

Are you someone who can’t watch a movie, drive in the car, sit at a dr.’s office, etc. etc, without having to do SOMETHING?!? You’re going to love how easy it is to dress up a shirt, a handbag, a headband, home decor, or even greeting cards! 

Feel free to embed this video on YOUR blog and share the fun!

The gorgeous fabric in the pillow photos, hair accessories, and t-shirt neckline was designed by Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics!

Be sure to visit our sponsor of each 2-minute craft countdown, www.YouCanMakeThis.com.  Enjoy making a yo-yo…or two…or ten… :)

-Kim & Kris

  • Martha Hughes
    October 7, 2010 at 1:39 am

    I enjoyed your yo-yo episode. Just wanted you to know that I have a yo-yo throw that was started by my Mother many years ago and then I finished it after I married. All you do is make yo-yos with your scrap fabric and then tack the edges together until you get your desired size of throw. The throw is for decoration instead of functional use. Beautiful across the end of your bed or displayed on a quit stand.

  • sunitha
    October 7, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I Like very very much yo yo’s this is very nice creativity

  • K Decker
    October 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I do like those yo yo’s. It is just the thing to do while watching TV. Kaye

  • October 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks so much for such a fun video and for reminding me of this fun craft. I used to make them with my grandmother when I was little and excited to incorporate them into my crafts now. Hope you have a great Thursday!

  • susann zanwood
    October 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hi twins, cute as button these yo-yo’s for everything like hats, bags, pillows, hairpeices and so much more. Great idea! Thanks, Susan -NJ

  • May-Lynn
    October 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Again Thank you for a new craft

  • susann zanwood
    October 10, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Hi Twins, Thanks for giving me something to do while i’m watching the news everyday! The YOO YOO’s are so much fun to create.

  • Elizabeth Keller
    October 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

    always was curious about the yoyo, now I’m wondering how to make the dolls;o)

  • October 12, 2010 at 11:19 am

    These are awesome…thanks for sharing with us

  • October 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    LOVE these!

  • Patty
    October 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I love these, and what you can do with them. So great.

  • Terri
    October 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I just put these on a purse, they are so easy… thanks.

  • leanne
    October 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve never made a craft in my life….but want to do homemade gifts for Christmas.
    I am currently on bed rest- and this will be something I am going to do- thank you- I love the step by step instructions….this looks like something even I can do!!!

  • November 24, 2010 at 2:38 am

    My daughter & I are going to make some of these. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Marie
    March 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    DEAR Pat Triska,

    How in the world does one make a breadspread from yo-yos. I’d be very interested in learning about this. I can just imagine how beautiful they would be!

  • Ijeoma
    July 5, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    You can put these on your clutch bags

  • October 19, 2011 at 7:08 am

    this is sooooo cute! i really have to try this out… thnx a bunch 😀

  • November 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    You are very talented. I love these and actually looked it up to use on some new craft projects of my own. Thanks!

  • July 5, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Great episode, haven’t seen one yet that I haven’t loved!!

  • Carla
    August 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I found a clown made with yo yos sewn together for the arms and legs in bright fabric.

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  • andrew
    April 23, 2013 at 3:40 am

    im making this for myself to wear with suits my own lapel pin
    God BLESS!

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    These are so popular in Utah. Awesome website!

  • Darillyn Lamb Starr
    September 5, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Thanks for much for you tutorial! Another name for these was bottlecaps and they were used for things like quilts, pillows and seat covers. Women would save every bit of fabric large enough to make one from and either sew them together or sew them over the top of a flat piece of fabric.

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  • Vee
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    Very keen to make these, they look great! For some reason the video tutorial is not displaying. Can you advise how to access it? Thank you!

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