- -lovely scrap of japanese fabric
-green felt already cut into the shape of leaf
- -vintage button
- -brooch back or safety pin (I found my brooch backs on ebay)
- -tape measure printed fabric strip or ribbon or braid
You need a small circle of felt for the back of the brooch and a large circle of your fabric for the yo yo. Use appropriate templates. I've used a small tea-cup plate (that doesn't sound right... oh, I mean a saucer!) plus a large cotton reel. And cut out your circles.
Start your yo yo. These are fun to make. Using your large fabric cirlcle, just fold over a narrow hem with your finger and sew a neat running stitch as you go. Use at least a double thread as it needs to have enough strength to be gathered up at the end.
Admire the finished brooch. Check which scraps you have left to make more.
And try the same ideas with hair elastics... great stocking fillers!