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Yo Yo Fabric Ornaments


Use Christmas fabric scraps to create beautiful yo-yo bells for tree ornaments, gift toppers or wreath embellishments. These unique stuffed yo-yo are easy to create and very addictive! For more great sewing ideas, visit Coats & Clark

See this project and more ornament sewing tutorials in 6 Sew Easy to Make Christmas Ornaments, a free eBook to download!


Still can't get enough fabric ornaments?  Check out these Easy Fabric Decoupage Ornaments, as well as this great collection of 14 Easy Ideas for Ornaments and Decorations.  You'll be ready for Christmas in no time!

Yo-Yo Bell Christmas Ornaments


  • Dual Duty® Button & Carpet thread Art 250 or S950)
  • Christmas Print Fabrics *: scraps or fat quarters
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Jingle bells
  • Pattern [pdf]

* We used Hallmark Christmas from FreeSpirit Fabrics.


  1. For each ornament, cut circles 1 through 4 from the assorted Christmas fabrics (see pattern). Sew a hand running stitch around the edges of each circle for gathering. Place a small amount of fiberfill in center of circle, then pull thread to gather edges. Secure thread.
  2. Stack the yo-yos, having the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top. Starting at the top of the yo-yo tree, push threaded needle down through the center of all four yo-yos. Slip the bell over the needle and hold it at the bottom of the largest yo-yo. Bring the needle back up through the center of the tree and take a stitch to secure. Do not cut thread. 
  3. Take another stitch leaving a 4" loop for hanging the ornament; take a stitch to secure. Do not cut thread.
  4. Cut a 15 inch piece of ribbon. Place center of ribbon over last stitch and take a stitch through ribbon to hold in place. Secure thread and cut. Tie a bow in the ribbon.

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