We Need Bigger Yo-Yo’s Please!

Lazies, I have to tell you when I saw Wheat Carr’s ‘Yo-Yo’s Gone Wild’ post about large fabric yo-yo’s I laughed out loud. I did see the project she shows on her blog from the current issue of Cutting Edge and I thought ‘That’s a yo-yo I could love’. Big yo-yo’s are much Lazier than small yo-yo’s – even if you might need a friend to make each one becuase they are so large.

You might recall that I fell in love with Clover’s new Yo-Yo tools (shown below) at Quilt Market in Houston in October.


So what would I do with huge yo-yo’s? First, as always, I think ‘bags’. Two oversized yo-yo’s would make the perfect sides of a bag.  Stitch them together for the bottom two-thirds, add a handle or two, and viola’ – a yo-yo purse.

Alright, who is going to tell Clover that we need the new yo-yo maker in size ‘huge/Lazy’? In the meantime, Wheat – if you make a large version, would you send it this way when you’re done?


Image courtesy of Clover Needlecraft.

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3 Responses to “We Need Bigger Yo-Yo’s Please!”

  1. corki duncan — February 28, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    I’m the yo yo demo lady from Huston. I just want you to know there is a large and tiny yo yo mker coming. They will be available this fall. Also, there is a heart and two flowers. That make you happy? Hope so………

  2. Shari — July 22, 2015 @ 5:33 pm

    I was asked if I was up to a challenge from a local business. I would (like) to start with a very large yo-yo with a finished size around 12″ to 16″ (inches);.

    Which brought me to do some researching yo-yo’s trying to determine how large yo-yo’s are typically. What I found was that yo-yo’s are typically 3″ (inches) .

    I was able to successfully make a circle 18″ (inches) which gave me a finished 9″ (inch) yo-yo..

    FYI – I use pizza screens to create my larger circles, unfortunately – when I began this project – the largest one they had was 18″ (inches) – they are ordering me the next two sizes.

    However, I don’t have patience and I can’t think of anything else around the house that gives me a at 20″ – 22″ (circle).
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you
    Shari Martell

    • Joan Hawley replied: — July 23rd, 2015 @ 8:03 am

      Shari, Make a compass out of a string and pencil to make a circle of any size. Google it for details. Good luck with your project!