DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

This is a DIY post of making two patch worked trims, beaded yo-yo patchwork and ruffle motif work. These patchwork trims are my creation inspired by yo-yo patchwork.

Hey, Tantu Enthusiast!

What’s up? We are shivering by the sudden arrival of winter here in Pune. All day I have to be covered by sweater and scarf. Tap water and ice water feel alike to me! How is it there? I hope it is manageable.

Fine! Now, we have to go back to the new DIY which I am excited to share with you. Are you? First, let me show you how these trims look.

DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

I hope now you are excited as well. Let’s proceed.

Materials I Used:

Chiffon Fabric with gold sequin buttas and a large emphasising golden floral motif for DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

Chiffon Fabric with gold sequin buttas and a large emphasising golden floral motif for DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

Sequin worked chiffon fabric with all over buttas and a floral motif. I had cut the buttas into individual round pieces with about 1 ½ inch radius. I had also cut the floral motif shaping as its outline keeping about 1inch extra.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Raw Materials

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Raw Materials

  • Matching colour thread
  • Needle
  • Trimming shears
  • Large beads
  • Candle

Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork

I finished the motif edges by burning. Burning method is suitable for almost all the synthetics. I lighted the candle. I passed the motif edge through the flame edge. I took care to burn the edge evenly. It is possible by holding the fabric edge to the flame uniformly for same time.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Securing The Motif Edge By Burning

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Securing The Motif Edge By Burning

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Motif Edge Burnt

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Motif Edge Burnt

I basted along the finished fabric edge with small even running stitches. Large stitches didn’t look good on chiffon. Very small stitches also didn’t give desired gathered effect.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Basting The Edge

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Basting The Edge

After completing basting, I pulled the thread as shown.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Motif Edge Basted

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Motif Edge Basted

Having wrong side out, I placed a bead at the centre. The butta motif is located exactly at the centre. I pulled the thread tightly enclosing the bead inside and I knotted it.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Basted Motif Drawn And A Bead Kept In Centre To Enclose

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Basted Motif Drawn And A Bead Kept In Centre To Enclose

I turned the motif upside down. The motif looks like a flower with a raised butta at the centre.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Completed

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Completed

I have shown all the steps of making a beaded yo-yo patch work altogether in the below picture.

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work - Making

Beaded Yo Yo Patch Work – Making

Ruffled Motif Work

This requires a large motif. I took the floral motif and finished its edge by burning.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Motif Edges Trimmed And Burnt

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Motif Edges Trimmed And Burnt

I basted the motif edge with small even running stitches.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Basting The Motif Edge

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Basting The Motif Edge

I completed Basting around the edge.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Motif Fully Gathered

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Motif Fully Gathered

I started to tack the basted edge around the motif edge. I kept the basted edge visible. This can also be turned back. It will also look differently.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Folding And Tacking at Regular Intervals

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Folding And Tacking at Regular Intervals

I tacked at regular intervals. I took a long running stitch from backside while jumping towards the next tacking point.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Changing Tacking Position

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Changing Tacking Position

I tacked again.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Folding And Tacking at Regular Intervals

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Folding And Tacking at Regular Intervals

Once I finished tacking, the motif looked as below. This was how I had planned.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - After Folding And Tacking

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – After Folding And Tacking

But, then I thought of shaping the motif edge. So, I threaded the needle again. I chose all the inward curve points. I basted at curved point inside to outside as shown.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Shaping - Basing

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Shaping – Basing

I pulled the thread to gather.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Shaping - Pulled Basted Yarn

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Shaping – Pulled Basted Yarn

I locked the gathered area by stitching a knot.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Shaping - Secured The Pulled Basted Yarn

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Shaping – Secured The Pulled Basted Yarn

I jumped to the next curved point from backside. I knotted at back so that the stitches would be firm. If not, the thread gets pulled and spoils the motif shape.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Shaping At Another Point

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Shaping At Another Point

Similarly, I finished shaping at all the points and the final ruffled motif looks as follows.

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering - Completed

Ruffled Motif Patch Work By Gathering – Completed

So how’s it? Are you planning to make these beaded patchwork and ruffled motif work trims? Where do you think of using these trims? I will be very happy to hear from you.

Do you remember the last posts of princess line types (link), pattern making (link) and sewing (link)? I used these trims on my princess line blouse. It will be another lengthy topic to cover. So, shall we look into that in the coming post?

Take care!

Bye until the next post!

Till then, you may enjoy my daily posts at The Arts & Me. Have you read my love story When I Met Mr ZeRo!  I hope you will enjoy reading it!

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About sindhoooo

Hi, I am Sindhu Devi, an Indian Fashion Designer. I am a graduate in Fashion Design from Mangalore University, who bagged the first rank in the year 2006. I have enjoyed teaching Fashion Design for 5years. Currently I am a full time designer and a full time homemaker. I am passionate about designing as well as making of unique outfits and accessories, keen to share my design ideas in the blogosphere.
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18 Responses to DIY Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork And Ruffled Motif Work

  1. Lovely! The only thing I have ever been creative with is my camera!

    • sindhoooo says:

      Thank you Mridula 🙂 Now I know how difficult is it to be creative with camera 😀 It takes as twice as the time I spend for doing the actual work!

      Have a good day!

  2. Indrani says:

    Very elaborate details shown, requires a lot of patience. But an excellent work!

  3. A.H. says:

    Wow! That was quite an intricate work!

  4. robina says:

    love your blog, would you like to follow each other? Let me know and I will follow u back
    XO

  5. Vanessa says:

    Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets from germany 😉

  6. Loved the way you have stitched pearls to make the flowers.

  7. afsheenanjum says:

    w0wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.. this is good.

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