As promised I’m going to show you how to make these tiny yo yo flower clippies. I made these flowers to go with the shirred dress I made for my daughter. If you haven’t seen that post go take a look! The fabric I used was Lilyrose Gray by Free Spirit. I didn’t mention this before but I made a dress, bloomers, and these yo yo flowers, with 1/2 yard of fabric! (She is 10 months old). When you add all supplies used, the total cost was under $7.00! You can’t beat that!
- Vanishing marker
- 2 pieces of 3/8″ ribbon cut to 4 1/2″
- Needle and thread
- Hot glue gun or GlueGlider PRO
- Lighter, woodburning pen or fray check ( I used a lighter)
You might be looking at the picture above wondering what the heck that black thing with the holes in it is and what it is used for. I’ll tell you! 🙂 That is one of the lids that came with The Magic Bullet my husband got me a few years back. I just liked the size of it and used it to trace circles on my fabric. That is the only purpose it has ever served! LOL
The first thing you want to do is trace the circles onto your fabric. I used the vanishing marker so I didn’t have to worry about ink or anything showing through the fabric.
Cut out your circles.
Turn one of your circles right side facing down and fold the edge over slightly. ( Between 1/8″ & 1/4″). You want to fold the right side of the fabric down so that the wrong sides of the fabric are touching. (Shown above).
Thread your needle, double up the thread and tie it in a knot.
Take the needle through the fold.
In the picture above I have finished stitching around the folded edge of the circle.
Gather the flower by pulling your thread tight.
Tie your thread in a knot in the center of the flower. Try your best to make it invisible.
As you can see, both of my yo yo flowers have a bit of thread showing, and the gathers are not exactly even. I think it adds character. They are definitely not perfect but I like them anyway! You can add a button or a rhinestone to the center, I just left mine plain this time.
Line your 3/8″ ribbon to the single prong clips. I used the GlueGlider PRO. Hot glue the flowers to your clips and that’s it!
Now you have to make a dress to match your cute yo yo clippies!