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If you love yo-yo's, then this is the cute mini-bag for you!
One day I was playing around with yo-yo's, and then i thought: What if you made a purse out of a huge one?? So i tried. This is the result. You can probably make a sizeable bag the same way, but i was using scrap pieces of fabric and didn't have enough to make a larger one.

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  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut 2 circles of the same size: 1 for the lining (gray, in my case) and 1 for the outside (plaid).

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Faces together, sew. Leave a small gap, then flip inside out. Sew up.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    On the darker side of the two, draw lines all around the rim of the circle.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut through both layers of fabric on the lines. Only make the cuts a little thicker than your thin ribbon, though.

    ** Cut closer to the rim than i did. Mine ended up kind of low.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Weave the thin ribbon in and out of the small cuts, as if your fingers were the needle and the ribbon was the thread.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull tight - but not too tight! It should be kind of sachet-esque.

  • Step 7

    Put the end of the ribbon through the large eye needle. Pull about 3 inches through, the push the needle through your bead. Remove the needle, and repeat. Then tie a knot at the end so the beads can't fall off.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take your larger ribbon, and sew to the sides of the circle/yo-yo/bag. This makes the strap.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    How to use: Open up the yo-yo bag, and place items in it. For example's sake, i put in a phone, sunglasses, and an ipod. After all your things are in, tighten up the bag, and tie a bow with the thin ribbon ends.

  • How to make a shoulder bag. Yo Yo Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Wear your spiffy (god, i love that word.) new mini bag! Which, in emergencies, doubles as an extra large yo-yo flower! Or, you could stuff it and make a draw-string pillow!

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 sherlynlavenia
sherlynlavenia · Tangerang, Banten, ID · 5 projects
how big is the circle? I made one but it ended up too small -_-
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Hobo Calico
Hobo Calico · 1 project
this is great! gonna make it as a gift! :]
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mizzneeeev.
mizzneeeev.
Thats really cool, and looks dead pretty!
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mizzneeeev.
mizzneeeev.
Thats really cool, and looks dead pretty!
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Rosebud5192
Rosebud5192 · Burlington, Vermont, US · 2 projects
my first try of this bag turned out too small, how big should the circles be so that theres room to look good and hold enough things?
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Gilly E.
Gilly E. · 2 projects
im actually in the process of making this right now. literally Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Like the bag, he is cute!!! well done!!!;-D xxx
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Pirate Moose
Pirate Moose · Norwich, England, GB · 28 projects
Great idea! Love it! Happy
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Lemon Jelly
Lemon Jelly · Herschberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 2 projects
I will make one soon and post version.
(: thank you!
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Lemon Jelly
Lemon Jelly · Herschberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, DE · 2 projects
Awesome! I will have to try this one too (:
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