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Happy Monday!, Blerona
The Holidays are finally here, so I suspect that many of you will be doing a lot of entertaining at home. Part of being a great host is creating a festive and inviting environment. Table setting preparation is key, so to help you out I have created a couple of easy DIY placemats that will look great on your holiday table. Not only are these projects quick and easy they can also be done pretty inexpensively. I purchased these mats for under a couple of dollars and if you are handy with a sewing machine you can create your own from some colorful fabrics purchased at your local fabric store.
Sewing is not necessary for these projects. I used my glue gun to attach all the trims listed above. M&J Trimming has a wide variety of trims to choose from, so be creative. We’d love to hear about any of the looks that you’ve designed.
Are you planning a trip to M&J Trimming’s showroom in NYC? If you are, then you’ll be glad to hear the good news. We now offer group tours within our showroom. Our Marketing Coordinator will give you a presentation on how the company got started and what we offer. She will also answer any questions you may have about the industry; making this a fun and informative trip.
All group tours also receives a small goody-bag for each person and 15% off your purchase in the store and online. For more information or to sign-up, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Group Tour” on the subject line. We look forward to seeing you soon.
“Embellish Your Own ” Workshop May 31st, 2009
Last chance to sign-up for the, “Embellish Your Own” workshop. The workshop is on May 31st at M&J Trimming’s NYC showroom. It’s from 9:30am to 12pm and only cost $30. The workshop teaches you how you can be creative with simple trimmings and embellishments. There are so many things you can do with trimmings; from embellishing your garment to decorating your home. You can bring what you’d like to embellish to the workshop and we’ll teach you how to make it more beautiful than ever. Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up.
Save the date! M&J Trimming is officially opening our new Bridal Salon to the public. The opening is scheduled for June 1st from 11am – 6pm. Come join us and Magnolia Bakery for cupcake tasting and custom veil and glove viewing.
On this big day, you’ll meet our Bridal Specialist, Bethany. Don’t forget the delicious cupcake tasting and wedding dessert ideas by NYC’s most popular Magnolia Bakery. We look forward to seeing you there.
Good news, everyone. We decided to extend the store hours at our New York City retail store. For your convenience, we are now closing at 8pm, Monday to Friday instead of 7pm. We understand that many people do not get off of work early enough to arrive before we close. Therefore, we hope our new hours will make your shopping experience more convenient.
Today’s project is a beaded trim bracelet. You can make this bracelet as a gift for your mom, for yourself, for prom or a nice evening out. It’s an easy way to accessorize in only a few minutes. The steps are really easy and you can use the same instructions to make matching headbands or belt also. Here’s the detail.
- 20.5 inches of black 5/8” double face satin ribbon
- 6 inches of Beaded trim item number 20230 (call 1-800-9-MJTRIM if you want this trim)
- Unique stitch glue
- Measuring tape
- Measure the ribbon and along the center, add glue along the six inches in the center.
- Slowly add the beaded trim on top of the glue.
- Leave it to dry and you’re done.
If you want to make a headband, you can use a longer ribbon and it’s the same instruction. The same instruction also applies to creating a belt. When it dries, you can tie it up and you’re done.
Table looking a little drab? Fancy it up with a tablecloth! This week I wanted to spruce up a little a night stand with a tablecloth and fringe. It’s a quick project and requires no sewing!
- Measure the surface of the table you would like to cover and add 5 inches to the length and width. So…if your table surface is 35″ x 30″ then you would need a piece of fabric that is 40″ x 35″. HINT: most fabric stores sell fabric that is between 44″ to 54″ wide, so for a small table you might only need 1 yard (FYI: 36″ in a yard) I picked medium weight cotton in mint green to match the ball fringe from my lampshade project.
- Add the width and the length of your fabric measurement and multiply that number by two. Add a couple inches for good measure (Pun fully intended) and now you have the measurement for your fringe. I decided on 4.25″ Beaded Bone Sequin Fringe in black…. mostly because in combination with the mint green fabric, it reminds me of mind chocolate chip ice cream and that is my favorite.
- Unique Stitch Glue
Making The Table Cloth:
- Once you have cut out the fabric, all you have left to do is glue the fringe to the edge. No need to hem it since the glue will prevent any fraying. You can sew this project if you like, but today I was feeling especially lethargic and sometimes there is nothing wrong with cutting corners.
- Apply glue to the backside of the ribbon that the fringe hangs from. I would suggest adding it in about 5 inch sections at a time to ensure a straight application. Press the glued-up side of the ribbon to the edge of your fabric. Remember to let the dangly part of the fringe point away from the fabric.
- When you get to the end fold over a piece of the ribbon and secure the fold with some fabric glue. Pinch it together for a moment until the glue begins to dry. Let this finished end overlap slightly over the raw edge of where you started. Cut off access fringe.
- You’re done!