Archive for the ‘Canvas’ Category

How To Spring Into Your Outdoor Living Space With J&O Fabrics

outdoor living space

March 20th marks the first day of spring, and whether it feels like it outside or not, this is the time to start assessing the condition of your outdoor living space and furniture. Is your wood patio in good condition? Are their dead trees and shrubs that need to be removed? Are the cushions, padding or frames of your furnishing in need of replacement? Check off your list now so that when the warmer days come, you are ahead of the game.

Ruth Carter’s Wakanda Wonderland

When I went to see Marvel’s Black Panther  movie, I went with a mission…. to see and be inspired by Ruth Carter’s creative manifestation of  Marvel Studio’s  artistic concepts in all its masterful glory.  I was not disappointed. From the alluring grandiosity of Zulu-inspired headpieces worn by Wakanda’s queen mother Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and the eye-poppingly ornate armor adorned with chevron print worn by the all-female based warriors, to Nakia’s (Lupita Nyongo) sumptuously textured, kente cloth-inspired green gown that seemed to mold to her form, the creative collaboration of both visionaries left theater goers in awe and aspiring designers wanting more from Ruth.

RV Road Tripping In Style With Summerdale Fabrics



With the camping and ‘road tripping’ season coming up soon, many RV owners around the country are upgrading their beloved houses on wheels, making destination plans, and mapping their scenic travel routes. From converted buses, pop-up campers and teardrop trailers, to hybrids, totter homes and 5th wheels, RV lovers are making their way to resort style campsites, rustic KOA’s and secluded destination locations across the USA in classic style.

DIY Cornhole Toss Tutorial

jandofabricsPlayed mostly at football games and as a form of competitive recreation, Cornhole, also known as corn toss, bean toss, or bag toss, is a lawn game where players take turns throwing bags of corn (or beans) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. The objective is to get the bag in the hole until the individual or team reaches 21 points. The first one to get there wins.

Ask Netfah: Cornhole Toss Fabrics


Dear Netfah,

With the Super Bowl right around the corner and my team in the running, I was interested in making those cornhole toss games for our party. I have the boards and the beans, now I just need the bags. What fabrics would you recommend ? I heard duck cloth was good.

- Bagless in Seattle



Dear Bagless in Seattle,

Cargo Pants Make a Great Messenger Bag: Must See Photos!

There is a new sewing trend strutting its stuff around the blogosphere—messenger bags fashioned from cargo style pants! If you have ever been disappointed with the available bags lining store shelves, this is a more attractive, functional and completely customizable solution to everyday transporting! (No, not teleporting).

Fabric Messanger Bag

Cargo pants can be a bit drab, so we recommend a bold fabric pattern to accent and attract the eye. You can begin by browsing our online fabric store, conveniently separated by category and color.

Zig Zag Fabric Bracelet Craft

This is yet another take on a fashionable fabric bracelet, this time in an appealing zigzag overlay! It was created by “Stepping Thr Crazy” and can be re-created easily with any of our fabrics here at J&O! The shape is interesting and a modern print fabric paired with a plain fabric can add a bit of flair to any ensemble! Ready to get started? Select your fabrics in our online fabric store and experience our freaky fast delivery…(sorry, Jimmy Johns).

Fabric bracelet craft

Getting ziggy with it! (All photos by “Stepping Thru Crazy”, a talented crafter!)

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

Top 5 Crafts for Guys

J&O Top Five Crafts For Men

When most guys think of arts and crafts they either think of something that they did in summer camp twenty years ago or as something their wife or girlfriend does while waiting for their husbands to come home from fighting bears and catching fish with their bare hands. However, when it comes down to it, a craft is anything you make whether it be decorative, utilitarian, or something between the two; the idea that crafting is just a female activity is totally false. There are a myriad of crafts that guy can and should make. Here’s a few to get you started.

Kid’s Hanukkah Fabric Decorations

J&O Happy Hanukkah

As an only child, I grew up in a household where every craft that I ever made was kept and treasured. This is especially true for the holiday decorations that I crafted. Every year, my mother hangs up the little felt wreath I decorated in the fourth grade. I often give her a hard time about it and remind her that I am now an adult so she should probably stop putting it up. However, the truth is, I love that she has kept it all of these years and still thinks to put it in a prominent place during the holidays. Help your kids create their own memories with these Hanukkah kid’s crafts.