Cute Summer Fabric Crafts To Kick Off the Season!

For many, the official start of summer is dictated by the date of the solstice which usually occurs during the month of June. For students, the last day of school is often equated in such a way. Yet for others, it is simply Memorial Day.

Originating after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died on the battlefield, over the years Memorial day has become the traditional UN-official start of the summer season for many in the USA. Celebrated by both memorializing lost ones who have served this county well, and by the ritualistic setting up patio furniture and grills in preparation for a weekend of food and fun, the last Monday of May equates to the last day of spring by majority rule as sun children everywhere welcome the summer in!

J&O Crafty Customer: Nydia’s Creations


mini apron / bag sets


It never ceases to amaze me, the amount of raw talent and creativity that exists in all of us. Yes, all of us. To one degree or another, whether nurtured 110% or simply left to play with now and again, the ever flowing creations that our imagination manifests into this reality reflect the power of the mind in truly amazing ways indeed.

D.I.Y. Fleece Dog Toys


If you have ever had a pet, especially a dog, you know how much they like to gnaw and entertain their Freudian oral fixations from time to time.  Heaven forbid your cute canine finds boredom in their day, then so much for your pair of brand new sneakers and other objects of play. Of course one can find a million toys at a local pet store to spend their last $10 on, but why buy when you can make it I always say. Enter our D.I.Y. fleece toys for dog blog!

J&O Crafty Customer: Roxanne Ojeda of Retro Roxy

roxy-retros, jandofabrics

Over a week ago we put out a call to our Facebook family to send us pics of their most creative Valentine’s Day crafts, but to much of our surprise, Cupid’s arrow didn’t seem to strike the hearts of many, and so our campaign narrowed down to ONE.

Roxanne Ojeda of Retro Roxy submitted one of her Valentines themed retro styled pin up girl aprons designed with eXtra special dinner plans in mind. Flouncy skirts and ruffled fold down smock  in assorted complimentary prints and color palate make her creations uniquely distinguishable among the rest. When not making custom aprons and specialty crafts for admirers, her smoke-free, pet-free, pattern-free environment sets the backdrop for a lot of quirky, retro styled creations to flow thru in a very organic way.

What to do With Those Shoe Boxes!

Why not craft fabric storage boxes using shoe boxes rather than just tossing them out? This is a great way to decorate empty shelving and use up fabric scraps. You can use one fabric on the exterior with a coordinating fabric for the inside of the box. This could also be covered with fabric scraps to form a collage style box. Cover a box with our official NFL fabric for your sports fan!

fabric storage boxes

Cover shoe boxes with fabric to create easy, attractive and affordable home storage!

You will need:

  • Decorative fabrics
  • Grommets

Easy Button: Decoupage Anything with Fabric

Decoupage makes any craft easier—even when using fabrics. The clear medium coats surfaces to make fun collages, ornaments, photo frames and any other item one can dream up. Choose an arsenal of fabrics for this season, and break out the decoupage anytime the mood to craft strikes!


Don’t get glued to the tv set with boredom—decoupage during those rainy days

If you are a beginner, start by practicing with fabric decoupaging on a flat surface, such as a shoebox lid. It will behave a bit different with fabric than with paper, but the end result will be worth it, as fabric provides a richer feel and finish than paper can provide. Bonus: no more fear of paper tearing mid-craft!

How to Turn a Photo Frame into a Serving Tray

Turn an old or unused photo frame into a unique serving tray in a flash! This is a no sew craft that gives us all another excuse to purchase more cute fabric for the year. The finished product can serve as a decoration, or serve guests with a touch of personality.

Serving tray

Picture frame to serving tray with no sewing involved! This craft allows you to change out the fabric anytime, so you can deck out your serving set for each holiday and season.

You will need:

Fabric Charms for Glassware: A Dinner Party Hit!

These eye-catching fabric charms are an easy way to enhance glassware at any dinner party or event! The smallest details often add the most pops of color, and this is a fun way to achieve an added air of luxury. Just select some decorative fabric from our online store and get ready to set the table for your next festive soiree!

Fabric charms

Set the mood and the table with these fabric charms for glassware! 

You will need:

  • A fabric that matches your dinner party theme. We have every fabric and shade imaginable, searching for your favorite style is often one of the best perks of a new project!

Cute Fabric Wallet and Card Storage

Here is another fun idea for storing credit cards, business cards and gift cards! This can also serve as a cute fabric girly wallet. Find your decorative fabric prints here and follow the instructions below to create your version of this sweet craft!

Fabric wallet

Use our NFL fabric for your sports fans!

You will need:

  • Two pieces of fabric, feel free to mix and match! 6” x 4.5”
  • Another piece of fabric 6” x 4” for the inner pocket
  • One piece of interfacing 6” x 4.5”
  • A cute button or snap
  • Coordinating thread

Easy as 1-2-3 Fabric Tissue Box Cover

Let’s face it: tissue boxes are fairly ugly, no matter what attempt is made at décor on the exterior! The solution is simple, just craft this fabric tissue box cover and replace the boxes! Now your tissue boxes will match and blend in with every space. Start by finding prints that match your living space in our online fabric store!

Fabric tissue covers

These fabric tissue box covers are simple to craft and make great gift ideas for small functions.

You will need:

  • Decorative (or plain) fabrics. Mix and match and make one for each room!