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How to Make a Fabric Yo Yo Heart



With a slight variation on the classic yo-yo, create a fabric heart yo-yo to use on Valentine’s Day or for other craft projects.


  1. Cut a large heart out from scrap fabric. It does not have to be perfect; that’s the beauty of yo-yos!
  2. Turn 3/8 inch of the fabric under on the left side of the heart.
  3. Beginning at the top V-shaped indent of the heart, sew a long basting stitch counter-clockwise. Stop at the point of the heart, leaving a several inch tail of thread for later.
  4. With a second strand of thread, begin again at the V indent, but sew clockwise this time and end at the point of the heart. Leave a several inch tail again.
  5. Pull both threads until you create a gathered heart shape (it won’t be perfect yet) and tie the strands together to secure. A gap in the center of the heart is ok. You can use this side as the back of your yo-yo or cover with a button later.
  6. Take your threaded needle and stick it inside the heart and up through where the indent of the heart should be. Make a very small stitch where you want the point of the V-indent and pull back towards the center of the gathered heart.
  7. Secure this stitch to one of the gathers.
  8. You can now sew on a button to cover the gap in the center if you wish, securing to the gathers.


Use these heart yo-yos to embellish Valentine's Day gift bags or boxes, cards or handmade purses.

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Jan 29, 2014

pictures please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i use a lot of your patterns and use them for kids. can't do it without pictures. thanks alot


Mar 9, 2013

A picture would really be nice. I noticed people have been asking for a picture for three years. Can you kindly post one? Thanks.


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Feb 25, 2012

Gee I really want to make these for my tree I leave up all year long. Saint Patrick's day yoyo shamrocks would look so sweet. Can someone please help with pictures? We would all be so very happy!


Feb 25, 2012

Pictures would really help a lot here!


Feb 11, 2011

Pictures are sooo important. Very hard to follow when there is nothing to reference.!


Jan 17, 2010

Please! Pictures! I use your site in a craft column I write for the newspaper, but don't like using projects without pictures because someone might gewt confused... so much easier when you can see what your end result is supposed to look like..


Jan 16, 2010

I saw these at a friend's just this week. She had bought a 'tool' to make them. I knew you could do it with just a heart shaped pattern for cutting them out. The trick was what I didn't know... sewing from the top down on both sides. Very clever. Thank you very much for being right here when I needed you! I am wanted to hang them from a Valentine Tree this year. Now I can!


Jan 8, 2010

it would be great if there was a picture so we can see if we are doing it right. You did great directions, but I am more of a visual learner.


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