Connecticut Huskies Win NCAA 60-54 Over Kentucky Wildcats


When the final buzzer rang at the end of the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium last night, it was the Connecticut Huskies 60-Kentucky Wildcats 54, a win that would earn UCONN’s fourth NCAA title and Connecticut’s  Shabazz Napier, his second All-American title. In a game featuring the highest combined seeds in the history of the national championship game, the Wildcats were looking for their ninth NCAA title, instead they lost for the fourth time. UConn is now 4-0 in championship games.

Felt Laptop Sleeve

Anyone who has been shopping for a laptop sleeve can attest to the overpriced, boring selections out there! Use this fabric or felt laptop sleeve tutorial to create your very own stylish version! Get your felt fabric or decorative fabric here and get started today!

Fabric laptop sleeve

You will need:

  • (For a 17” laptop) 24” x 18” felt piece. The same amount of fabric if you wish to cover the felt with fabric.
  • Double headed zipper measuring 28”
  • Coordinating thread and contrasting thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Pencil or chalk

Fabric laptop sleeve

What to do:

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!)

No Sew Notions: Fetching Fabric Wall Storage

Always looking for your keys and other frequently used items? Store them in a pretty easy to find place, like this DIY fabric pocket wall organizer by Yvette of Abernathy Crafts! This simple no sew craft looks great in any room, and is a fun family craft.

This fabric wall organizer craft is by Abernathy Crafts and requires no sewing! Just browse our online fabric store, gather the kiddos around the table and get started!

Fabric Wall Storage

(Photos and idea by Yvette of Abernathy Crafts, a very creative and inspiring crafter!) This attractive addition takes just a few minutes to complete!

Back to School: Roll Up Pencil Totes

It is back to school time once again, and that means supplies and storage! While there is likely to come a day when the pencil is completely erased by the computer in schools, they are still on the teacher’s list right now!

Sharpen your student’s pencil collection with this cute DIY roll up tote! Begin by selecting your fabric here!

You will need:
• An 18-20” wide place mat
• Fabric or fabrics (depending on how fancy you are feeling!)
• Ruler
• Washable marker or…pencil!
• String, ribbon or shoelace

How To: Tee Shirt Pom Poms!

We have seen tee shirt pom poms absolutely everywhere, on Christmas wreaths, clothing, and even canvas bags! Now you can make an array of colorful pom poms of your own using this tutorial! Tip: You can make poms out of tee shirts or fabric. If you prefer to use a decorative print for yours, click here for our online fabric store.

Pom pom crafts

You will need:
• Tee shirt or fabric
• Cardboard
• Scissors
• Seam stripper
• Patience

Make 2 carboard cuts like this

Stacking them like so

Back to School: Fabulous Fabric Bookmark

Fashion a few of these fabric bookmarks and become your child’s favorite subject! Stock up on fabric in all prints and styles in our online fabric store and get started!

Fabric Bookmarks

These fabric bookmarks are a breeze

You will need:
•  Fabric. I recommend multiple prints to add interest and contrast or our NFL fabric for the sports fans!
•  Random buttons
•  Complementary or contrasting thread
•  Rectangle to trace (or draw one)
•  Thin cardboard for center

Fabric Bookmarks

Use a contrasting fabric on the backside, essentially creating a reversible bookmark

Family Crafts: Expose the Fun with Magic Fabric Dye! (Video)

Looking for something fun to do with fabric that will completely captivate your family? Check out this (magical) fabric dye, you just paint it onto your fabric and expose it to the sun to obtain desired depth and color! Completely awesome. So what exactly is this fabled dye? Inkodye is light-sensitive dye for textiles or any natural fibers, including wood and raw leather. A company has even formed using Inkodye, see video at bottom of post!

inkodye fabric projects

Fabric dye changes the color of the craft and the mood of everyone involved!

Make An Awesome iPhone or iPod Case/Stand—Video Tutorial!

If you own an iPhone or other smartphone, you likely invested quite a bit of money into it, so why not create a cool personalized case and stand to show it off? The following video tutorial from MadebyMarizpan is a simple step-by-step way to make your own, easy as 1-2-3! Follow link to our fabric selection to get inspired to make yours!

This is a combination case/stand for your smartphone, adaptable to accommodate various types. It reminds me of how cool “reversible” clothing was in its prime!

Fabric Postcards Find Their Way Around The World

Who says you have to actually travel somewhere in order to send a fabulous postcard? Follow this fast tutorial by Elizabeth from Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and you will be on your way to sending a personalized and heartfelt postcard any time of year! The best part: this is another awesome no-sew project!

Begin this project with an inspirational fabric from our versatile online fabric store!

Why not send some cuteness their way?

Elizabeth recommends a set of six with a cute pen and a set of stamps. Tie with a bow to complete the appealing appearance and voila—instant and compelling communication with your loved ones with no vacation necessary!