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Fabric Yo-Yo Cover-Up
Give that skirt another go with scrap fabric yo-yos.

By Tiffany Threadgould
Have a stain on your favorite skirt? Give it a pick-me-up and make it better with interchangeable fabric yo-yos. Fabric yo-yos were popular in the 19th century as a way to reuse scraps of fabric. Now they can be used as a playful addition to cover up stains and holes. Mix them, match them, and get ready to yo-yo.
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Skirt or shirt for base
Scrap fabric
Needle and thread
Fabric scissors
Plastic lid
Sewing machine
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1. Find a lid that’s about 4.5" or 5" in diameter. This will be the pattern for your yo-yos. Place the lid on top of a piece of scrap fabric, trace, and cut.
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2. Sew a buttonhole in the center of the circle.
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3. Fold .25" of the circle’s raw edge toward the wrong side of the fabric and secure with a running stitch. Stitch around the entire circle.
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4. Once you’ve stitched around the perimeter, gently pull the ends of thread until the edges gather at the center. Make a few stitches to secure your gathers.
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5. Sew buttons onto the skirt. Attach your yo-yos onto the buttons and go play!
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About the Author:
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Tiffany Threadgould is a design junkie who gives scrap materials a second life. Her business, RePlayGround, sells recycled goods and features DIY projects. Tiffany thinks that garbage has feelings too and sometimes can be found talking to her pile of junk at her design studio in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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