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Fabric Puff Yo-yo

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Button, fabric puffs
The finished puffs, now attached to a plain shopping bag and making it much more interesting!


This is a simple sewing activity that's great for jazzing up bags, clothes, cushions, or anything else you like! it's easy enough that an older child could do it themselves and a younger one with only a little bit of help.

Time: 10 minutes (per yo-yo)
Age: Over 10's, 5-10s
Level: Easy

Materials
Fabric squares
Scissors
Needle
Thread
Small buttons

Method
Use a circular template to draw circles on the fabric. A CD or DVD is the perfect size.



Fabric square


Cut out the fabric circles.



Fabric square
Younger children will need more help with this step




Fabric square


Using a simple running stitch, sew a line all the way round each circle of fabric.



Fabric square


Once the running stitch is all the way round, gently pull the thread and gather the fabric into a puff, then flatten it into a circle with a few stitches over the centre.



Fabric, circle, needle, sewing




Fabric, circle, needle, sewing


Sew a button over the centre.



Button, fabric puffs
You can pick contrasting colours, or matching ones, whatever you like




Fabric, circle, needle, sewing


Finally, sew onto to your chosen item, as though you were sewing on a simple button in whatever colours of thread that you like.

Categories
#Sewing
#Fabric
#Over 10s
#5 to 10s
#Easy
#Medium
#Decoration
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