Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hair Piece DIY

I love wearing pretty things in my hair. I'm going to show you how I make these fabric yo-yos. I have been making them for several years and I can't remember where I first saw them but they are ideal for adding to hairbands and clips and you can use up the scraps of all your favourite fabrics.

You will need...

A piece of fabric, sewing thread, needle & button. You will also need a hair clip or band to attach it to.

To make it...

Cut out a circle from your fabric. It will need to be about twice the diameter of the finished yo-yo. I used a cereal bowl to draw round.

Sew around the edge of your circle using a running stitch. Start off with a knot but don't knot the end of the thread.

Once you have sewn around the whole circle, pull the end of the thread so that your fabric gathers up. Make sure that the right side of the fabric is on the outside.

Once your edges are all gathered into the middle, sew a couple of stitches across the middle. flatten your yo-yo and sew a button in place.

You can then sew your finished yo-yo onto your choice of headband or clip and wear it with pride!

Enjoy, Lisa x


Lu said...

Oh looks so lovely!

Hearthandmade said...

that is so adorable!!

Katiejane said...

Fab idea Lisa x