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make: a felt yo-yo necklace

a yoyo necklace
This week in my Embroidery Project: All in the Details, one of the projects involves making fabric yo-yos. While they were on my brain, I started thinking that a yo-yo made from felt would be fun, which then led to the idea of wearing said felt yo-yo.

I wore mine yesterday, and loved it! Someone commented that it reminded them of a sand dollar. It's really easy, and only uses a small amount of felt, which means I'll probably be making more them to go with everything!

Here's what you need:
Felt (wool or wool blend make this project look extra-special)
Thread
Thin chain necklace

making a yoyo necklace
Cut a 2.5" circle from the felt. In the center, cut two small slits.

making a yoyo necklace
Make a yo-yo by sewing around the edge with a running stitch. Do not turn the edges under as you would with a regular yo-yo.

making a yoyo necklace
Pull it tight and secure the thread.

making a yoyo necklace
Slip the chain through the slits in the back and you're ready to wear it!

making a yoyo necklace
You could add a few of these to one chain, or keep it simple with just one. More than some of the other felt jewelry that I've made (which I love!), this one feels so sophisticated. Go make some!

11 comments:

  1. So simple, yet so cute!

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  2. That looks like something even I could do...

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  3. agh. this is too cute. thanks for sharing :D

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  4. Oooh - it looks so soft!! :) super-cute!

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  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  6. That is so cute! And it would be the perfect craft night project.

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  7. So simple yet so cute, will be making one!

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  8. Anonymous11:30 AM

    What beautiful necklaces! And they look fairly simple to make. :) I was hoping to try them out this weekend, but wanted to ask you first - what kind of chain did you use here? If you could just give me the description, that should suffice - that way I can start looking around some of the craft stores here. :) I'm hoping to make these for little birthday gifts and such. :)

    Thanks again for such a lovely idea!

    Amanda Serrentino
    amanda.serrentino@gmail.com

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  9. I love this SO much. I have adored yo-yos for the longest time, however I never thought of putting one on a necklace! I even have plain necklaces laying around. ill be making one with my daughter tonight!

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