Monday, May 10, 2010

Yo-Yo’s to the Rescue

A few months ago, the stain remover spray I had been using left a big spot and a line on a favorite t-shirt of mine. I got away with wearing it under a jacket for a while but now that it’s spring I had to take some action.

I really like the look of yo-yo’s. Tatertots and Jello had a great tutorial on making them for embellishing pillow covers. Beautiful, huh?!

Then I saw how My Backyard Eden used yo-yo’s to embellish a t-shirt!

 Flower Yo yos

I decided to go for it!  I found some fabric in my stash that coordinated and used a large jar as my guide to cutting the circles (see the tutorials above for detailed instructions).


It really didn’t take too much time, and they were rather simple to make! I think I might have to make some more!


I used my machine to sew them on (around the center) as Carolyn at My Backyard Eden had suggested, mainly to keep them attached in the wash. I have to admit it was a bit challenging for me for sew around the bunched fabric in a nice circle. Maybe sewing the circle by hand would be better for me?  I also decided to wait on hand stitching the outer circle to the fabric because I think I like the way they look sort of free versus flat. We’ll see if I have to change that after I wash the shirt!


Stain remover spot no more!


I’m sharing this at

   Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden   Show and Tell Green


  1. Love the yo yos on the pillows! Really cute!

  2. Tammy: The pillows were made by Jen at Tatertots and Jello. I want to give credit where it's due!

  3. Good idea as a stain cover! I've got to get around to making some of these. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

  4. I just adore yo-yo's, and it was so smart to use them to cover the stain!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to comment on my calla lily wreath this week. I really appreciate it!


  5. I'm in yo-yo heaven!

    I love them too! :)

    Coming from My Backyard Eden!


  6. Hi Jenni!
    They turned out cute! I love yo-yos!

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

  7. Ooh, very cute! I am in a "clothing repurposing craze" right now, I will definitely be trying this one!



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