Yo-Yo Blooms Primer Course

The Yo-Yo Blooms primer offers the Budding Yo-Yo’s Brooch sewing project with many other creative ideas to use yo-yos.

Course Details

3 Video lessons (25 min total)
1 Sewing Project:  The Budding Yo-Yo Brooch, Including design ideas and a 3 page tutorial pdf with photos and template
Inspirational Album with photos and videos highlighting modern and vintage applications for your design
20 min Audio interview with artist, Michele Muska
8 pdf pages of inspirational reading and heirloom tags, labels and printable art of children sewing 

Find joy through the art of needle and thread.

If you've ever struggled with ideas to use your collection of vintage notions and treasures, Vintage Modern Makers can help!

As a long-time collector myself and lover of all things vintage, I too have been overwhelmed with all the options out there and lack the motivation to make the most out of my collection. It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them for use in our everyday life. This course will give you a practical project ideas to use yo-yos.

The course includes videos as well as PDF files to download and follow along. Here is what you can expect in this course:

  • 3 Video lessons (totaling 25 min.) feature a sewing project, The Budding Yo-Yo’s Brooch, plus Amy shares tips, tools and techniques for embellishing yo-yos, 
  • The Inspirational Album includes photos and videos with ideas for using yo-yos in colorful quilts, pincushions and whimsical apparel. 
  • A 20 min Interview with artist, Michele Muska, as she shares her love of yo-yos, tips and tricks, and resources for success.
  • Inspirational Reading from Mary Brooks Picken, “Live Not Yesterday, But Today” encourages us to appreciate the good, even in times of great despair.
  • Primer Pattern is for the The Yo-Yo Quilt, from the July 1891 issue of Delineator Magazine. Also included are several PDF pages of charming, printable Heirloom Art.
  • BONUS 1925 Magic Pattern from the Women’s Institute for a Practical Nightgown adorned with bias flowers.

Amy Barickman

Amy is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of the sewing pattern company Indygo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and art to inspire your modern makes. She is passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday living with needle and thread!

Hear From Our Community

Cigar box—wow! I learned something new in this wonderful interview…”

—Juanita Vega DeJoseph

So fun, love the Yo-yo primer! Thank you and always love to hear or see anything Michele Muska”

–Dawn Tenneson  

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied.  We want you to love the courses you take here so we offer this risk-free guarantee.  If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you were expecting we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.


No, these are self-study courses. When you purchase a course, it can be completed at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in a specific amount of time. You will also have the ability to download the videos and PDFs which gives you lifetime access to the content.

If you purchase a course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can watch the course as many times as you want, and access it at any time. You can download all videos and PDFs and save to your personal device.

All of my courses will be delivered through the VintageModernMakers.com website. This is an independent platform that allows for all courses to be easily managed. If you do have an account on AmyBarickman.com you will need to create a separate account for VintageModernMakers.com.

Our goal is to keep projects as affordable as possible. On average, you might expect to spend around $10–$25 on project supplies, but I encourage you to use fabric treasures from your own collection or thrift shop finds to upcycle.

The VintageModernMakers.com site will contain all the videos and downloads that come with your course. As long as you can navigate and log in to the site, you shouldn’t need any extra tech skills.

No need to worry! We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied. We want you to love the courses you take here, so we offer this risk-free guarantee. If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you expected, we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.

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Yo-Yo Blooms Primer Course

$38 USD

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