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Something Old, Something New….5 Cool DIY Wedding Craft Tutorials for You!


 

Although largely a British custom, the old English rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” connected to weddings is said to attest to the human tendency to value continuity and new beginnings, unity and separation. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. While various renditions of this tradition have been adopted into wedding ceremonies crossing both cultural and ethnic divides, it’s symbolic meaning has remained intact offering traditionalists and new-agers alike the opportunity to incorporate and make their special day as unique as the love the two of them share.

Top Summer Wedding Color Trends 2014


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With June still reining as one of the most popular months for marriage ceremonies despite February’s National Wedding Month ownership, color and fabric trends for 2014 are the main question inquiring minds want to know as the month unfolds. According to Pantone and several leading wedding planners around the country, the top 5 colors  for 2014 are mint, dark blue, pink, black, and emerald with mint taking center stage. From bold shades to lighter hues, the summer bridal palate offers its own statement against the traditional white of the bride and black tux of the groom.

2014 Color Trends


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Twice a year, color forecasters go into research mode to predict and dictate the palates that the fashion industry and ultimately, we as consumers, will prescribe to for the season ahead.  One of the most respected and established is Pantone. With almost 2,000 colors in their index of tile colors and over 20 years of setting the color standards used worldwide to create a unified communication code for international use, they have become one of the leading global authorities on color.  Once their forecast is set, textile manufactures produce specifically dyed fabrics that designers inturn purchase for their collections. For them, these forecasts are viewed as a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ where those who choose to follow will become part of what ultimately becomes the trend….and what designer wants to be irrelevant?

Celebrate Love, The Heart, And National Go Red Day!


jandofabricsThis Friday (February 7 2014) is National Go Red Day, a day dedicated to the education and prevention of heart disease. And with heart disease still continuing to be the number one killer of Americans overall and women in particular, the need for us to take better care of our beating organ is the order of the day, year, and rest of our life. From proper diet and excersize, to sufficient rest and room for play, it is often the little things when applied overall that can make  the biggest difference and bring about the most profound change.

Golden Globe’s 2014 Red Dress Affair!


If you didn’t get a chance to stick around and check all the big wins  this past weekend at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards,  maybe you at least got a sneak peak of the red carpet styling as designers vied for celebrities to dress,  fashion police made arrests, and talk show hosts selected their best to be put on display. The only thing missing….a few good firemen to put out the flames as ladies on fire lit up the runway!

Top 5 Satin Fabric Styles from J&O


There are several types of elegant satin fabrics available from J&O Fabrics. Easily locate what you are looking for in our online store and use the guide below to conveniently help you determine your needs. There are satin fabric styles available for gowns, drapes, furniture and any other project you may have!

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We offer 5 types of satin fabric styles: Crepe back satin, L’Amour satin, Mystique satin, Princess satin and Slipper satin. Each type of satin serves a different purpose and some are quite versatile! 

 

Satin Fabric Flowers


Fabric flowers get a softer side with this cute idea! Grab some satin fabric and create your own batch of these little pretties this weekend. There are many methods to making fabric flowers, all you need is a great fabric. The use of satin over fabrics like cotton offers a distinctive look and feel that is more realistic and dramatic for a flower.

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Craft gorgeous satin fabric flowers with fabrics from J&O. This fun and rewarding craft can be used for hair clips, table centerpieces, clothing, handbags and so much more!

You will need:

  • Satin fabrics

Get Your Hands on this Fabric Clutch Craft


Handmade accessories are a wonderful way to revive your wardrobe or just accomplish a seasonal switch-up. We love this fabric clutch tutorial from Martha Stewart; just find your fabric at J&O Fabrics to get started on your own version! The simple clutch is flirty, feminine and adds a simple touch of sophistication to any ensemble.

Fabric clutch tutorial

This simple fabric clutch provides a burst of color and will lead to a stream of compliments! (Admit it—we all like those).

Be a Doll—Just Add Ruffles!


Transform your child’s doll bed with a ruffle underlay (or your child’s bed)! This easy kids fabric craft is adorable and could even be used for an adult bed if done tastefully. Begin by browsing our selection of fabric online and finish off with some trims, tassels and cording.

 

You will need:

  • 2-5 yards of ruffle fabric, depending on size of bed. Find fabric here
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Ruler

Tip: Use elastic for a more non-permanent ruffle. This way it can be changed!

Feel Fabulous with Fabric Necklaces


Stuffed or flat, braided or twisted, fabric necklaces are a fun and feisty way to brighten up that wardrobe this summer! Begin by browsing our versatile and modern selection of fabrics to discover instant inspiration for this crafty project.

They are plain white tees no longer when you drape a beautiful fabric necklace over them!