Friday, January 14, 2011

Sewing Yo-Yo Flower Pins

Yo-yo pins 01

These are little yo-yo flower gifts I'm making for some friends and family.

Yo-yo flower pin

So, I've been stitching these up this week, enjoying the hand sewing on the couch after dinner while hubs watches the Netflix and the kiddo is asleep. The fabrics are all new, but the buttons are vintage.

Yo-yo flower pin

I really enjoy how hand sewing makes you slow down and appreciate everything about the sewing process...the thread, the needle, the fabric...

Yo-yo flower pin

I finished the back with a small circle of heavyweight interfacing and green felt, inserting a safety pin through small slits to make it a pin.

Pin back

They stitch up so fast it is kind of an addicting craft - so before you try making one, be warned - you might end up stitching a whole bunch of flower pins!

6 comments:

eye_on_sparrow said...

I joined this same pay-it-forward on FB and like you I only have one comment so far. I may try and repost.

Joanna said...

I think it would be nice to make the pins in colors for Valentine's Day, then St. Patrick's Day, and so on. Thanks for showing how to make them.

singapore florist said...

gosh i'm so in love with the result. they're amazing.

Marie in Michigan said...

These are so cute and would look great attached to a hat or headband!

Frances said...

These are darling! Can't wait to make some. My granddaughters will love them!

Dianne said...

I think that your flowers are adorable. I can't wait to make some of for my friends.