Brighten the dull, dreary months of winter with this fun, cozy, and fashionable Yo-Yo scarf! Yo-yos were all the rage in the 30's and 40's, and now, years later, are still extremely popular today! Making them is a simple, fun, and inexpensive process. Create a scarf for yourself or for your friend, roommate, co-worker, etc. Either way, you'll enjoy wrapping up in this fabulous scarf! Best of all, it takes only a half hour out of your day.
Let's get started, shall we?
Step 1: What You'll Need
1 yard of fabric (I used a cotton/poly blend, but lightweight fleece or cotton will work, too!)
Tracing paper (parchment, freezer paper, or thin cardboard)
A sewing machine (not essential; you may follow my instructions with needle and thread.)
Pins and Needles
Step 2: Make Your Template!
Once you have rounded up your supplies, you'll begin by determining the size of your template. The basic method for making fabric yo-yos is that your finished circles will end up half the size of the diameter you started with. For example, my scarf started out as fabric circles 11" in diameter, and the finished yo-yo was about 5" across. How big you would like the finished yo-yos to be is a matter of taste and is entirely up to you. Either find an object to trace or measure it out yourself. Just don't go too big, now! :) Cut your template out of your tracing paper; you should have a large circle.