Archive for the ‘Denim’ Category

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,

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

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 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, one gifted Mom! ) This pattern is called ‘Aiden Appliqued Shorts’

Shockingly Easy Accessories: Fabric Braid Bracelets

There are a billion methods to making bracelets, times infinity! Ok, perhaps not a billion ways to make jewelry, but that is certainly the way it seems anyway! For example, here is another fun fabric bracelet that can be created in under ten minutes. Begin by browsing our online fabric store to stock up on a variety of styles for this project!

fabric braid bracelets

Use any color under the sun! A variety of fabrics will offer versatility, texture and more fun.

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

DIY Baby Bibs

Everyone loves baby accessories—especially hand-crafted cuties like these bibs and burps! Yes, I said burps…caring for newborns is not for the squeamish–but these adorable bibs will make feeding time a fashionable feast for the eyes!

Download a free bib pattern from chickpea Sewing Studio and find your favorite fabric here!

Cute baby bibs are a hit at every meal!

Use the bib pattern above to create your own unique version. You may embellish with buttons, animals and a variety of other items, as this is a very versatile and personalized project. This is a fantastic  and thoughtful gift idea for expectant mothers, who will appreciate having beautiful items around when they are enduring the exhausting first months of motherhood!

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.

The Dressmaker’s Thread Arsenal

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Ever visited a website or fabric store and stumbled upon the notion, sewing supply and thread selection? Do you get puzzled trying to sort through what thread you need for a project? Let’s face it, we all want to get home and get sewing and not be scratching our head over thread. Yet, thread is just as important as the project itself. If you don’t purchase good quality thread or purchase the wrong type for the fabric you are using your project is in jeopardy of not lasting as long as you might like or not cooperating with the sewing machine itself. So, dressmaker’s often amass a thread arsenal that includes a rainbow of their most turned to threads as well as some specialty types for special projects. Check out my listing below for a guide to threads for your next project.

College Creations: Colorful Orginization



Hello! My name is Laura and I go to school in the amazing city of Boston where I attend Emerson College. As much as I adore school and my suitemates it can get a little crazy and a little cluttered living with five other girls. I try to do everything that I can to stay organized which is why I chose this project. These clipboards are great for keeping the copious lists that I make front and center and they add a special something to an otherwise boring part of my wall.