Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Fun Ways to Use Denim Fabric


The following are some fun ways to use denim fabric. Find your favorite denim fabric in our online store and get inspired to create your own version. Who knew there were so many uses for denim? Don’t forget to share your finished projects and tips with us on Facebook!

Denim fabric

This sweet bedset from Sweet Peaches Bedding shows the versatility of denim for bedrooms!

Fun ideas for crafting with denim fabric

The Cutest No-Sew Scarf Tutorial


This attractive no sew scarf can be crafted from a tee shirt or your favorite soft fabric. I just love the ruffled texture and simplicity of this fashion fabric project and how easily it can jazz up any ensemble! The best part? It can be made in about a half hour without touching a needle. Click over to our fabric store and find what you are looking for to get started! (Or stop in, if you are in the area!)

Scarf-no sew t-shirt

You will need:
• About 30 minutes
• Scissors
• Imagination
• Fabric of your choice or unwanted shirt
• 9” paper plate
• Fabric flower or other embellishment (optional)

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).

Throw A Curve Ball: Reversible Wrap Around Skirt


Skirts are fun and flirty, a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. The wrap around skirt by craft master and supermom Andrea DeHart is flattering for any figure, and this reversible pattern adds interest and versatility! Now you are not pinned down to just one fabric—begin by choosing fabrics from our online store and remember: the fabric on the inner side will occasionally play peek-a-boo, so make sure they compliment each other!

(Photos and tutorial by Andrea DeHart) Wrap around skirts not only flatter every figure, but one size fits all (in most instances).  

Crafty Couture: Pattern for Unisex Kids Shorts


For those crafters out there who delight in creating children’s couture–here is a free pattern for shorts I stumbled upon recently while checking out Tara Miller’s stuff on fabric.com blog! Shop J&O Fabrics and find dozens of cute designs to create your own shorts. Use your intuitive inner design guru to fashion fabric combinations for these cutie pie pants! You may begin by browsing our fabric selection online for inspiration, many of which are on sale!

(All photos by Tara Miller of Fabric.com, one gifted Mom! ) This pattern is called ‘Aiden Appliqued Shorts’

Suave Suede No-Sew Skirt


I often jab that I am ‘No Martha Stewart’…but this simple no-sew suede skirt tutorial from her website is doable! According to her website, if you can sew a button, you can make this suede skirt. Want to find out? Simply order suede fabric here and get started!

For the neat scalloped edging, they traced an oatmeal canister! Fabulous!

You will need:

• Suede fabric or sturdy fabric such as denim
• 1 ¾ yards total (for a skirt larger than a 7-8, you will need 2 yards of fabric)
• Fabric marker
• 32-ounce oatmeal container for scalloped edges
• Needle
• Thread
• Button

Kids DIY Fabric Necklaces, Bracelets and Accessory Ideas for School


School is back in, and that means new fall fashions are fast approaching! Prepare your little one’s arsenal with these fun and fast silk and ribbon necklaces. Not only are these versatile and attractive, but making them can bring the family together, something that can be rare with a busy school and sports schedule! Get your fabric here and get started!

The best part: your child does not have to know how to sew!

The first step is to select a few fabrics and ribbons that compliment your child’s wardrobe. Moms: Don’t be afraid to make a few for yourself!

Creative Kids: Shower Curtain Fabric Bracelets!


I hope the title of this blog confused you enough to read further! Yes, I am going to show you how to make a cute kid’s bracelet using fabric and shower curtain rings! Begin by browsing our online fabric store for the perfect prints and get ready to have some family crafting fun!

shower curtain fabric bracelets

You will need:
• A variety of fabrics, the more the better so that you may mix and match the bracelets
• As many packages of plastic shower rings as needed to accommodate the number of children (Plan for at least 3 bracelets per child to really get the creativity flowing!)
• Decorative ribbons. To be safe, make sure you have all the primary colors on hand.
• Fray check
• Scissors
• Hot glue gun or fabric adhesive

Twirling Skirt Tutorial


Circle skirts are one of the best things about being a woman! Fun and flirty, you are never too old to twirl. If you are like myself, the dresses on the racks today just never quite call out to you, or you cannot seem to find what you visualize in your mind. Fear not, this fabulous circle skirt tutorial will set your mind swirling and get you twirling in no time! Begin by selecting your fabric here.

Twirling skirt

A picture can say a thousand words. A twirling skirt needs none!

DIY Fabric Paint


Fabric crafts are quite possibly the most versatile! Just when you think you have thought of everything, something new will inspire you, like this fabric paint craft idea! The concept is simple: Take inventory of your living areas (including outdoor areas!) and decide if some acrylic paint could jazz up the look and feel of any fabric pieces…or if you just want an excuse to order new fabric and get your hands dirty!

Fabric paint crafts

Painting on fabric with shapes or words is a fun way to personalize your projects