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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.

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!

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).

All Ears: Adorable Fabric Mouse Pincushion


This itty-bitty mouse is just too irresistible to avoid! I am picturing it using a variety of different fabrics, which you can find here at our online fabric store! This could be used as a pincushion or similar sewing stow, and it is a far-from cheesy gift idea!

fabric mouse pincushion

Say cheese! Adorable fabric mouse craft with oversized ears

You will need:
• A few (at least two!) fabrics from J&O Fabrics (of course!)
Felt fabric for the ears, tail and nose (also in stock)
Fabric Scissors/Shears
• Sewing skills
• Cotton stuffing (or your preferred material)
Pro-tip: Stuff with scented material!

Sinfully Simple: Embellishments Transform Everyday Clothing Items Into Something Special


Did you know: Simple embellishments are a fast and fun fix for garments that have become drab or tiresome! Yes, anything that has lost its luster, including shoes, can be brought back to life with a few easy steps and a bit of imagination!

Shoe lost its soul? Ordinary goes extraordinary.

Love the shoe shape, but loathe the tiresome feel? Add a bit of personality with a flower toe, ribbon, crisscross pattern or any idea under the sun! Get inspired by searching for photos of shoes and then re-creating the style yourself!

Easy and Cool Fabric Wall Art Ideas


Transform your space without altering your budget with fast and fun fabric wall art! A splash of color on the walls can easily add some vibrance and sophistication to any place. Start with the decorative fabrics of your choice and add a blank canvas or old piece of art that you do not mind covering–and get started! (Follow quick link above to view our inventory of fabrics, including awesome sale items)

You can even use this idea to cover old wall frames, leaving the art intact

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!

Fabric Headwrap Ideas & Inspirations


It can be a disappointment looking for cute hair accessories and headbands in department stores, it seems I am never able to locate what I visualize in my mind! Creating your own unique fabric headwraps is enjoyable and rewarding, and you can be certain that no one else will have the same one!

Begin by deciding on a few bold prints or novelty fabrics here.

To achieve this look, cut out desired shapes and join them using a sewing machine or stitch. Add a matchy ribbon at the end of each tip for easy tying.

Do It Without Mr. Singer—No Sew Pillow Covers


In CASE you haven’t noticed, designer and decorative pillow covers are quite expensive! The fabulous ‘Centsational Girl’ stepped up to the challenge and created an online tutorial to make simple no-sew pillow covers from fashionable fabric napkins! Tip: If you prefer to select your own fabric, browse our online fabric store and just hem the edges to start this innovative and affordable approach to home décor!

Machine not needed!

Bright fabric pillow covers transform the look and feel of a room in a flash!

Who Knew? Fabric Scraps Make Stellar Button Brooches!


Boring and tired items in your wardrobe can be appealing and even sophisticated again when you add a simple fabric brooch! Much like fabric flowers, the classic brooch adds flair and a personal sense of style (hello, Jackie-O!) that may be missing in your walk-in!

We love this fab tutorial from Chasity of Belle and Burger! Get going by browsing our decorative fabric selection and don’t forget to show us your finished projects on Facebook!

Brooches are back–and oh-so glam! Dress them up or down for fun & flirty appeal!