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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Sugar and Spice and Everything Niceimage by Tobyotter

What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what little girls are made of! Ask any mother of a little girl and she will agree with this poem whole heartily! There is just something fun about sewing for girls. All the lace and sparkles, netting and organza still makes me get excited. I suppose I’ve never outgrown dressing in pink and enjoying girl-y prints. Thankfully J&O has just the selection of fabric I need to fulfill all little girl’s fairytale fantasies.

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!

Baltimore Fashion Week 2013

jandofabricsA few weeks ago, fashionistas young and seasoned, beautiful models, and the media alike converged on the city of Baltimore Maryland for the 6th Annual Baltimore Fashion Week (Aug 8-11, 2013) to get a sneak peak into what some of our notable and up-and-coming designers are dishing out for the season ahead; and what a showcase of color and creativity it was!

5 Fabric Accessories You Can Create Yourself

A little fabric can go a long way when it comes to fashion. The following 5 ideas can be recreated easily with your favorite fabrics and colors. Fabric accessories add flair to any ensemble. One special piece can transform an outfit from drab to fab. If you have any special tips or tricks  for making these items, please share in the comment section below.

Fabric accessories

This cute fabric necklace uses an existing chain. Any style of fabric will work for this look. Pro-tip: Making several different pieces to use with the same chain will expand your collection!

Fabric accessories

10 Fashionable Fabric Flower Necklace Inspirations

With so many ways to fashion a fabric flower necklace, these 10 ideas will inspire you to create your own unique version! It is always fun to blend your favorite aspects of various styles into one new necklace. Don’t forget to share your photos and tips with us on Facebook!

Fabric flower necklace

Add a gold chain for added elegance. Any size or style will infuse an air of luxury to the fabric.

Fabric flower necklace

Scrap Happy: Making Fabric Beads

This is another use for all of those fabric scraps that tend to accumulate! Leftover scraps are beautiful, and it can be a challenge to figure out what to do with them. Mix and match your strips of fabric, and prepare to make some fabric beads for necklaces, bracelets, or to use as embellishments on other projects!

Fabric beads

How to make fabric beads using your fabric scraps 

You will need:

  • Your stash of fabric scraps. Or some new fabric from J&O that will eventually provide new scraps.
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Thick wire, a coat hanger can work.

Frockets: Making Fabric Pockets!

Some people simply cannot do without the convenience of a pocket on their frocks. For those types, there is a plethora of great ways to make your own frockets (Fabric pockets!) on clothing that may come without pockets!

Fabric pockets

A fun way to make a frocket: Use decorative and unexpected fabrics from J&O!

To make a frocket:

  • Lay paper over the shirt and mark off onto the paper the dimensions for the pocket size. Do not overlook seam allowance!
  • Use the paper pocket pattern to cut fabric to actual size

Sassy Scarf Bead Necklace

Here is another no-sew fashion accessory that requires very little time and effort! This scarf bead necklace can be made in any color to match any ensemble and is a fun way to add a bit of personality to the wardrobe. All you need is the fabric of your choice or a scarf, and some beads!

Scarf Bead Necklace

This sassy fabric scarf layered with beads is sophisticated yet playful addition to any wardrobe. It would pair great with a plain tee or a dressier top. Photos by the cool crafters at!

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Easter Bow Tie Fabrics and Tips

Here is an adorable idea for your dapper little man this weekend: An Easter bow tie! This versatile fabric craft could also double as a headband bow for a little girl. Either way you sew it, your little one will steal the show this holiday when the relatives gather! Find your favorite fabrics in our online store!

Easter bow tie

Adorable fabric bow tie for boys or headband for girls!

You will need:

  • Fabric (or fabrics for multiple bows!). A 6”x20” strip will do the trick
  • Coordinating thread
  • Interfacing (medium to heavy, a 4”x15” strip)
  • Velcro

Fabric and Bead Necklace Ideas

Looking for a way to brighten up your stash of accessories for spring? Mixing fabrics with beads is a fast and inexpensive way to make the things you want to wear this season! These fabric and bead necklace ideas are great for all seasons. Begin by finding a variety of fabric styles, textures and prints in our online store, and after a quick stop at the craft store for beads, you are ready to get started!

Fabric and Bead Necklace

DIY fabric and bead necklace crafts are addictive and fashionable


To recreate the examples below, you will need the following items: