Monday, July 27, 2009

Yo-Yo Makers

It started with a fall & torn jeans:

I pulled out a few yo-yo makers & a pair of jeans (ratty ones that Alex grew out of).

First lesson learned ... they aren't kidding when they say to use strong thread. I tried the large flower & the thread broke when I pulled it to close the yo-yo. I tried the small flower -- did not cover the tear. I'm thinking yo-yo's weren't meant to be made out of denim -- would be easier to use cotton. Tried the large heart & doubled my quilting thread --- it turned out ok, added an old white button for the center & think my old jeans are good to go for another couple years (first picture).

If you are interested in obtaining these yo-yo makers, I find them at quilt shops, craft places (ie Michael's), and JoAnn Fabric stores. This is what the Clover packages look like:I am guessing I have one of every shape and size. And, until today, they were all in the packages. Where does all my free time go?

I even have this rose maker:Which is still in the package!!!! I will get that out one of these days & try it.


mainely stitching said...

Now that's an interesting approach to holes in jeans - which all my kids suddenly have. ;)

Kim B said...

You are so creative! Love it!

Anna van Schurman said...

I think that free time is out there with the socks we lose in the laundry. All I have is free time...where are my accomplishments?

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute little repair, congrats on hanging in there until you found the answer. CJ ok;-)

Judy S. said...

Great idea to make mending almost fun, Leila! I absolutely love all of your NAY projects, especially the one with the pulled thread border.

Cyn said...

Hi Lelia,

Love the idea of using a Yoyo maker to fix jeans. Very creative!

Please, please, please, show us how to use the rose maker. I haven't seen that yet and I thought I had seen all of the clover gadgets. LOL!

They must not be stocked at my local Michael's or Joanns yet. I'll have to check this weekend. :-)

Windy Meadow

Marjorie said...

That's a really clever way to patch your jeans. I love those yo-yo makers (and, yes, it is much easier with cotton!). I have the rose's interesting but not as cool as the yo-yo makers and the pom-pom makers--they both work easily and perfectly.

Ranae said...

Gotta love that patch.
A heart with a button in the middle, you are so creative, Thanks for sharing

CindyMae said...

Love the way you patched that hole!!! Fantastic idea!


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