Yo-Yo Embellished Gift Bag

Yo-Yo Embellished Gift Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information


  • Clover® "Quick" Yo-Yo Maker: large & extra-large
  • 1/2 yd fabric: bag & lining
  • 1/4 yd each, 2-3 fabrics for yo-yos
  • Buttons
  • 1/2 yd 1/4"-wide ribbon
  • 1 yd 1/2"-wide belting
  • Basic sewing/crafting supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron, pressing surface

DIRECTIONS: RS = Right side(s), WS = Wrong side(s). Use 1/2" seam allowance.
1. Cut two 13"x14" rectangles of bag/lining fabric. Cut two 2"x13" rectangles for handles.

2. RS together, stitch bottom of bag rectangle (14" sides). Cut a 2 1/2" square from each bottom corner. Press seam open. Stitch side seams. Press. To form bottom of bag, bring side seam and bottom seam together, matching seam lines. Stitch. Repeat for 2nd side.

3. To make a handle, fold one 2"x13" rectangle in half, WS together, and long edges even. Press. Open up fold and bring each long edge to center fold line. Press. Insert 13" strip of belting under one fold. Fold and top stitch along each long edge. Repeat for 2nd handle.

4. To find center of bag, bring side seams together. Fold & mark center of both front & back of bag. With raw edges even, baste handle to outside of bag, 1 3/4" from both sides of center. Repeat for 2nd handle.

5. Construct lining as bag, leaving an opening for turning in one side seam.

6. RS together & raw edges even, insert bag into lining. Stitch top seam. Turn, press and whip stitch opening in lining. Topstitch bag.

7. Following package instructions, make 4 extra-large yo-yos & 2 large yo-yos, Embellish bag with yo-yos, buttons & loops of ribbon.