Saturday, January 22, 2011

2nd Meeting: Yo-Yo's

Second meeting was full of sewing, talking, laughing, Zingers (a chocolate snack cake), and music powered by Brianna's handy-dandy iPod speaker.

For this meeting, we learned how to sew yo-yo's and recieved materials for constructing a felt heart brooch.

Yo-yo's are an easy applique that looks kinda like a scrunched up circle. Not only are they super easy to make, they require nothing but some scrap fabric (you can try old clothes) and a needle and thread. Here's some pics since I highly doubt my blatant description did this adorable and versatile applique justice:

They are very easy to make and look great in different colors. Here's a great step-by-step tutorial.

The possibilites are endless! Just adding yo-yo's to anything will guarantee an awesomely updated look

Unfortunately, I lost track of time with the yo-yo's so the club couldn't get started with the heart brooches. Each member received the materials in order to make the brooches at the end of the meeting. I finished mine that very night-perhaps it was the guiltiness of not starting on it earlier. This is the outcome of my brooch:

The brooches were based on this tutorial. It's really easy and pretty self-explanatory. It may take a while to make, especially if you're a beginner sewer like me, but it's definitely worth it.

Below are some pictures of the meeting, courtesy of Ms. Mitchell with her iPhone and its cool camera effects

until next week :)

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