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Learn how-to sew a yo yo fabric flower in #TechniqueTuesday with Wendy from My French Twist and then make her Marimekko Emergency Kit.


  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Create a template.
    Using something round (such as a saucer), trace a circle onto a piece of paper. (You can also use a compass.)

  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out the template.
    (An 8" diameter template produces a 4" finished flower.)

  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a fabric circle.
    Trace around the template on the backside of your fabric; then cut it out.

  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Baste the edges.
    Using a thread and needle, turn the outside edge of the fabric circle under and baste.

  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gather the stitches.
    Once you have basted around the entire circumference, gently pull your thread, pulling the stitches together.
    Adjust the fabric flower as needed to create an even little flower.

  • How to make a misc. Yo Yo Fabric Flower Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Knot your thread.
    Once the flower is gathered tightly, knot your thread to secure it. You can then add a vintage button to the center for a finishing effect.

    And that’s it! A lovely little yo-yo. Granny would be proud.

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