Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

Fabric Yo Yo Ideas – Easy Bookmark

Last Updated on

Posts may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link.

Since my daughter took my paint chip bookmark to use herself, I decided that it was time to find another easy bookmark to make for myself.  I have been decluttering my craft supplies and noticed that I have quite a lot of fabric I was going to use and never did. These fabric yo yo’s are super easy to make and use as a bookmark.

Fabric Yo Yo Ideas - Easy Bookmark

Fabric Yo Yo Ideas – Easy Bookmark

Since it’s close to Mother’s Day, you could use this easy bookmark for yourself or slip it inside a Mother’s Day card. There are a lot of different fabric yo yo ideas include planner clips, gift card attachments, bookmarks or card embellishments. Once you’ve created a few, it really takes only a few minutes to make one.

Supplies:

  • Scrap fabric. Enough to cut out a 4 1/2″ yo yo. That will give you a 2″ finished yo yo.
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Coordinating button or two
  • Large size paperclip
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Small piece of cardboard or cardcstock.

Directions:

  • Cut the fabric circles into 4 1/2″ yo yo’s. You need one circle for each yo yo.
  • Fold the outer edge of the circle in by about 1/4″ and then do a running stitch around the edge until you have gone around the whole circle. DON’T CUT THE THREAD.

Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

  • Pull the needle and thread slightly so that it gathers and the circle is created.
  • Stitch through three of the gathers and knot to close the yo yo.
  • Cut the thread.

Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

  • Attach a button or two to the center of the yo yo to create a flower. The button should cover the open portion of the yo yo.
  • You can layer a smaller yo yo on top or layer a few buttons or even add a button and then a rhinestone to create unique looks.

Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

  • Cut a small circle out of cardboard or cardstock and glue it and the paperclip to the reverse side of the yo yo.
  • That’s all there is. Your bookmark is done.

Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

I can even use my bookmark as a planner clip for my (referral) Erin Condren Life Planner!

Fabric yo yo ideas - Easy Bookmark

Sharing is caring!

Opt In Image
Subscribe Today!

Get access to my free printable cat coloring book for you or the kids to enjoy when you sign up today.

4 thoughts on “Fabric Yo Yo Ideas – Easy Bookmark

  1. This is a nice idea for lonely buttons and single earring flats I don’t want to throw out. I have some large colored paperclips like this and always plenty of fabric scraps. Moms and grandmothers would love this I think.

  2. I’m revisiting this post since I received some nice Christian bookmarks with messages that I want to add a little flower to. I have a friend in a nursing home that would love it and it would be harder for her to misplace with the flower and clip I think. Pretty sure I have my glue gun around here somewhere…!

Comments are closed.