Beading / Jewelry

Yo-Yo Snowman Pin

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 5"

  • Yo-Yo Snowman Pin


  • White cotton fabric, 5” circle
  • Felt circles: purple glitter, 5”; white, 1-1/2”
  • Orange pony bead
  • Round black beads, 8mm, seven
  • White metallic cord, 18” length
  • White sewing thread
  • White/silver pom-pom, 1”
  • Silver bells, 1/2”, two
  • Blue/white checked ribbon, 5/8”-wide, 14” length


  • Polyester stuffing
  • API Crafter’s Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • sewing needle, safety pin, scissors, ruler or measuring tape
  • 1. For head, use two strands of thread to sew 1/4"-long stitches around white fabric circle, 1/8" from edge. Pull thread at ends to gather slightly; stuff with polyester stuffing. Pull threads tightly to make yo-yo shape, leaving 1/2" open in center; knot ends. Stuff until firm and even. Sew white felt circle onto face to cover opening.
  • 2. For nose, sew orange bead to face; knot ends on back. For eyes, sew two black beads above nose. For mouth, sew five black beads below nose.
  • 3. For hat, sew 1/4"-long stitches around purple felt circle, 1/4" from edge. Pull thread ends to gather; place hat on head. Pull thread tightly and knot ends on back. Adhere hat on head.
  • 4. Cut 6" cord length and wrap around hat; tie bow. Adhere pom-pom on hat top.
  • 5. Tie ribbon bow; sew to bottom of head. Tie remaining cord length into bow and attach bells onto each end; sew to head, just above ribbon bow. For pin back, sew safety pin to back of head.
  • Tip
  • 1. Have kids practice making gathering stitches on scrap pieces of fabric.