Wednesday, January 20, 2010
How to make: Yo Yo Candle Mat, Yo Yo Sachets + some freebies!!
To make a candle mat, simple cut out a circle (size of your choice). You can use any circle object to make a template, a CD, cup, plate, saucer, etc. Trace it on to a piece of cardboard and cut out. Now, they Clover Crafts makes a Yo Yo maker. They have a large and a small size. Personally, I think they aren't necessary. Don't make yo yo making any easier, the only good thing is you will have perfectly uniformed stitches, which is not that important to me, but might be to you.
After you cut out your template, lay it on the wrong side your fabric and trace, trace, trace. cut, cut, cut. The number of yo yo's you will need will depend on how big you want your finished mat and how big your circles are. The mat in the picture was made with circles approximately, 4 1/4 inches, the finished yo yo turned out to be about 1 3/4 inches. I sewed four rows across and four rows down. My finished mat was about a 7 1/4 inch square. Experiment.
Now, totally random here...I made some freebies that I was suppose to post back before Christmas...yeah, yeah I know. But I'm sharing them now...that has to count for something...right??? Just right click and save to your computer :) I hope you enjoyed this post and stop back again. Happy Crafting!