Archive for the ‘Velvet’ Category

Rita Moreno Turns the 90th Oscar’s Red Carpet Green


This past weekend marked the 90th Anniversary of the Oscar’s , a night set aside each year to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements within the American film industry. However, for many fashionistas, designers and viewers worldwide, it is the night of the red carpet fashion parade. For fashion watchers this time, it was the night Rita Moreno turned the Oscar’s red carpet green.

As in years past, there often unfolds a seemingly unintentional color palate or design concept that becomes the fashion theme for the night. Whether it is black and form fitting or low plunging necklines and open backs, which fashion trends take center stage is always an anticipation and highlight.

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.

2018 Winter Olympics Fashion Faux Pas


With the exciting 2018 Winter Olympics coming to a close today, we can all breath a hopeful sigh of relief that the worst of the wardrobe malfunctions is now over. After figure skaters Gabriella Papadakis and Yura Min both braved their worst possible performance nightmares come true with grace and focus (second to a fall) when each of their costumes came undone exposing some or all of their womanly parts to the millions of viewers watching live worldwide,  the only question that remained on the minds of seamstresses and costume designers who viewed this fashion faux pas is ….

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!

To braid a necklace:
•    Select one or more decorative fabrics
•    Cut to desired length and width
•    Fold and secure edges with desired stitch
•    Lay the 3 strips of sewed and secured fabrics on top of each other and stitch the top of them together on one end
•    Gently braid them together and secure the other end with a stitch
•    Add the clasp of your choice and you are finished!