- Assorted coordinating lightweight cotton fabrics, 4”x4”, 16
- Brown grosgrain ribbon, 1”
- Silver sequins, 8mm, 17 (or one more than number of yo-yos on belt)
- Blue glass E beads, 17
- Sewing or quilting thread: brown; white
- Sewing needle
- Straight pins
- Optional: circle template, 4”
- 1. Make 16 yo-yos from fabric. (Note: See "How to Make a Yo-Yo" below for basic instructions.)
- 2. Measure waist/hips; add 36" to measurement and cut ribbon length. Pin yo-yos to ribbon, overlapping edges slightly, leaving 18" of plain ribbon at each end of belt for tying. (Note: Belts longer than one shown in photo may require that you make additional yo-yos.) Use brown thread and blind stitch to sew yo-yo edges to ribbon, making sure to go through all layers.
- 3. Using brown thread, sew sequins and beads to yo-yo edges. To do so, first insert needle through ribbon at edge of ribbon. Insert through blue bead, and then back through sequin; knot at back of belt.
- How to Make a Yo-Yo
- 1. Using a circle template, compass, small bowl, or tin can, draw circle on wrong side of fabric; cut out.
- 2. Thread needle, and make large knot in the end. Fold fabric edge over 1/8" to wrong side; sew small running stitch around edge. Pull stitches tightly to gather; knot to secure.
- 3. Trim thread ends and tuck inside yoyo. (Note: Finished yo-yo will be approximately half the size of fabric circle.)