Enter Stage Right: The Yoyo.
Yup. I was scared to death of the silly little things. You see, I saw these cute little fabric yoyos and I loved them, but the centers were always so neat and tidy and finished and the directions never seemed to lend themselves to that nice finished look. WELL. I was wrong. I know...that's rare, so I'll let you have a moment to absorb that statement.
But, anyway, I figured out that all I had to do was gently fold in the edge as I stitched the gathering stitch around my fabric circle and THERE YOU HAVE IT! A nice, neat, adorable yoyo!!!!
So, I made one for this headband!
I apologize for the slight blur. My hands are rarely steady. BUT, you can still see my cute little yoyo in the center with beads to bling it up a bit! LOVE THAT!
Now, mind you, this is a HUGE hair piece! I stitched a clippy to the back so I can wear it solo or on a headband. The thing is like six inches across. Maybe more. Seriously. It's big. I love it. It makes me happy!
However, that being said, the large fabric base circle is, indeed, NOT a yoyo. I created that one by folding a strip of fabric in half and then running a gathering stitch along the edge, scrunching it all together and stitching it into a circle. I then layered the lace circle on top of that, stitched the adorable little grey cuteness of a yoyo over THAT and then adhered the beads to finish it off.
Vintage beads, vintage lace, cute grey fabric. *sigh* It's fabulous. What can I tell ya?
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