2 Festive Fabric Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Crafts

Halloween pumpkins come in every shape, size and design…so why not fabric? This fabric Halloween jack-O-lantern craft is easy and will not decompose on your doorstep! Begin by selecting your Halloween fabric here!

DIY fabric pumpkins

There are 2 ways to create your pumpkin:
1. Use a festive fabric and use it to cover a real pumpkin or similarly shaped object
2.  Use an old sweater to craft a sweater for your pumpkin

Directions for a fabric pumpkin cover:

You will need:
• 1 yard of fabric
• Scissors
• Buttons, pipe cleaner and other items to create a face for your little fellow
• Hot glue or fabric adhesive, depending on how heavy your embellishments.

DIY Festive Fabric Halloween Banner

Let’s face it: Halloween decorations are horrifically addictive, like this awesome fabric Halloween banner! After you scour the shelves at your favorite haunts for Halloween items, grab a ton of Halloween fabric and get busy with the personal touches! Find your favorite fabrics and get started!

Fabric Halloween Banner

Finished product created by CraftaholicsAnonymous! You anonymous crafters can find any fabric at our online store for your future projects!

You will need:
• Halloween theme fabric and a few surprise fabrics: think polka dots, stripes, etc.! Roughly a yard of fabric, depending on how long you want your banner.
• Scissors, pinking shears or rotary cutter
• 90” of pipe cleaners or rope
•  Fray check for a smooth finish at the end of the banner rope

No Sew Décor–Table Runner

Jazzing up the dining room has never been easier, just choose your favorite new fabrics and make some eye-catching table runners! With the simplicity level of this project, you can easily make a runner for each holiday, season or mood! Pro-tip: These make a great gift idea! Find more holiday craft inspiration here.

Transform that table with color, shape and texture!

You will need:
• A yard or two of your favorite J&O fabrics
• Pinking sheers
• Ruler
• Hot glue
• Decorative buttons, fabric flowers and ribbon for embellishments

J&O Fabrics Announces Winner of ‘Most Creative Handcrafted Halloween Costume Contest’!

What a selection of creative costumes our facebook fans have had the pleasure of viewing and judging these last two weeks! Over a month ago we started with sixteen Halloween costume entries that made it into the 3rd Annual J&O Fabrics ‘ Most Creative Handcrafted Halloween Costume Contest ‘ voting bracket, and after all was send and done, we ended with four. Check them out below!


1st Place Winner: Dorthy Lafferty's Fox

Crime Busting Cotton

As Halloween draws near, most people assume that the bumps they hear in the night are a result of a restless monster under their bed. However, too often there is a real life culprit responsible in the form of a robber. Now, thanks to a partnership between Scottish police and their forensics department, our favorite medium can now be used to fingerprint and identify the bad guys: fabric.


YouTube Preview ImageThe above video does a good job explaining the basics of how the process works and is definitely worth viewing (plus the man doing the tutorial has a wicked accent).

Little Critters

Every year from age eight to age twelve, I insisted upon being a which for Halloween. I got to paint my face green, run around pretending to ride a broom, and make ‘potions’ in my back yard using everything from sticks to my dad’s hair gel (he just loved that). Looking back on it, I wish that someone had shown me all of my options! If I had known how cool it would be to put on some boxing gloves and a long brightly colored cotton robe and be a kick butt boxer, I totally would have done that. In that spirit, we compiled our top five favorite kid’s Halloween costumes:

A Handsome Halloween

As with our Top Five Women’s Halloween Pop Culture Costume Ideas, we tried to pull as much inspiration for our top five guy costumes from what is happening in the media. Our favorite idea for this year is the classic pilot look inspired by the new show Pan Am. We can’t think of a guy who wouldn’t get a second glance in a well fitted pilots uniform. And the best part is, this costume can easily be achieved by attaching some thin gold trim to an existing suit jacket.


#1: Pilot

Inspiration: ABC’s Pan Am


J&O Fabrics: 3rd Annual Most Creative Handcrafted Halloween Costume Contest


If there is one thing that being in the fabric industry for over 45 years has shown us, it’s that despite the change of seasons and passing of generations, Halloween is one of those celebrated holidays that continues to beckon the creative imagination and stirring a parade of popular tv and movie characters, ghoulish monsters, funny faces and exotic personalities hidden behind extravagant costumes to take to the streets each time Oct 31st comes around. With this little known fact in mind, we at J&O fabric store vow to continue to play our part in conjuring the creativity of our customers with  not only awesome fabric, but the opportunity to get it for free just in time for the festive parties! From scary looking Halloween themed novelty prints and fancy dress fabrics, to versatile felts and funky retro’s, bringing the bizarre into existence is just a click away! And what better way to showcase them than thru our 3rd Annual Most Creative Handcrafted Halloween Costume Contest!

Halloween Is Going To The Dogs


Pets are much more than the fuzzy things that keep our feet warm in bed at night, they are members of the family! As such, they should be able to participate in one of most exciting days of the year: Halloween. Here are some pictures of fantastic home made dog costumes to inspire those of you who are so inclined to dress up your pooches for the holiday. Our favorite costume (paws down) is the Raggedy Ann Dog. The hand-made jumper made with flower novelty fabric is beautifully done!

Raggedy Ann Dog




Crazy Costume Creations

jandoelaboratecostumesgroup Every year, we at J&O get over excited for Halloween. It is the one time of year when we can galavant around in crazy get-ups that we create from off the wall fabric. However, every year when we are looking for inspiration, it is always hard to find somewhere to begin. That is why we have compiled this group of photos to glean inspiration from. After all, when it comes to Halloween costumes, the bigger and bolder, the better.


Princess and Prince Charming