When it comes to leather, even the tiniest detail in this luxurious material can elevate a piece from average to outstanding. Today we’re giving credence to one of our favorite materials used in one of our favorite ways because it’s not always about the main event. Sometimes the drama is in the details.
Outwear is perfect way to display leather accents! From a back of buttons to an understated trim, leather was made for the great outdoors.
Get flashy with leather elements on an embellished evening gown, like this one from Pucci. Leather adds edge to any look.
Great in small doses too, like as the shoulder on this adorable sweater. Comfy meets chic!
Steven Cohen, Vice President at M&J Trimming, makes sure that customers have access to the most stylish and trendy trims in town! As the head of purchasing and sales, all potential new items have to go through him before they make their way onto the store shelves. Working at the familybusiness since the age of 14, he has four young daughters who can’t wait to follow in his footsteps. He can always tell which trims are trending, and gave us a few of his top trim picks! (And yes, they are ALL online.)
1” CHEETAH PRINT METALLIC RIBBON – This ribbon is, quite literally, wild. It’s a fun ribbon that combines two of today’s most popular trends: metallics and animal print. Use this ribbon to wrap birthday presents or add it as an accent to home décor.
2″ LARGE RHINESTONE LEAF TRIM – This is probably one of the most versatile rhinestone trims that we carry. DIY brides come in all of the time requesting this trim because they can make it into a bridal belt, and use small sections to create brooches for their bridesmaids.
LARGE FUR POMPOMS – Before you know it, we’re going to be having one of our famous New York autumns, and this pompom is the perfect addition to your cold-weather accessories. Add it to your hat or use it as a toggle on your cape! 23MM 3-ROW PEARL AND RHINESTONE TRIM – This trim is a trifecta of rhinestones, pearls, and chain. It looks incredible on gowns, clutches, and it can even be used to create a necklace.
1 5/8″ TOOTH PENDANT WITH CAP – It seems like everyone is trying out the hippie-chic look these days, and this pendant makes an awesome necklace for that style. It also comes in a lot of colors, so all of your festival friends can match! 1″ RUFFLE TRIM WITH PEARL CHAIN CENTER – This trim has a lot going on, but it all works together beautifully. The chain gives the ruffles and pearls just the right amount of edge, and keeps it from looking too delicate.
With our 78th Anniversary coming up we have parties on the brain. From cake to candles, all we can think about is fun celebrations! Our next DIY highlights our recent obsession, and aims to create an upgraded party staple using trims, crystals and colorful card stock!
What You’ll Need:
Card Stock Paper
Citrine Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34
Capri Blue Flatback Rhinestones in SS20 and SS34
Light Siam Flatback Rhinestones in SS30
Emerald Flatback Rhinestones in SS30 and SS34
15MM Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe
23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging
Hot Glue Gun
Pompom Party Hat
1. Cut a circle out of your card stock.
2. Cut a line into the center of the circle.
3. Start to curve the paper to form a cone, and glue in place.
4. Glue your 15MM Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe around the rim of the hat.
5. Punch a hole on each side and put through the thick string on each side.
Make a knot on the inside. Cut string to appropriate length to tie around your face.
Ruffled Trim Hat
1. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.
2. Take your 23MM Box Pleated Chromspun Edging and starting from the top, glue down going around the cone in a spiral.
Crystal Party Hat
1. Create the cone from card stock as shown with the first hat.
2. Glue crystals onto the cone with E6000
This month we’ve welcomed a bunch of bright and beautiful new trims and accessories to our website! The trims we have brought in are great for anything, from fashion to home decor! And with school just around the corner, these trims are perfect for your upcoming DIY projects!
This fun braided trim comes in three styles. Our favorite feature of this design is the interwoven metallic trim!
These braids are absolutely beautiful, and make for a cool addition to basic home decor.
Another set of braids that are so soft and sweet, and come in an array of colors. These would look great as an accent on any dress.
If you need to spell it out, or are looking for that varsity vibe, check out our chenille letters!
Does your dress need a little pizzazz? What about a trim with metallic tinsel? Available in four dazzling colors, this trim is a knockout!
If you were tuned into Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Friday, you may have seen some of our star trims in the spotlight during Bobbie’s Buzz, a segment focused on the most current fashion trends. This segment highlighted the DIY craze, and featured three different types of DIYs to take your outfits to the next level!
Our favorite DIY of the three was definitely trim-centric, and featured an ingenious way to add trim to your outfit without ever having to touch a needle and thread.
Watch the video to see the crafty way you can attach trim to your favorite pieces!
This month has been all about trims and ribbons at M&J Trimming! We’ve brought a lot of great options to the site this July, and we’re happy to share some of our star products with you! Oh, and one thing we may have forgot to mention: a lot of them are on Clearance at 50% off!
This Chenille Rosebud Knit trim is the perfect floral trim for adding to a girl’s dress, or using as a creative summer headband!
Whether you’re a sailor, animal-lover, or astrologist-extraordinaire, we have the jacquard for you! The best part? They’re 50% off!
At some point in your life, you’re going to need beautiful metallic ribbon, and our wire-edged metallic ribbon will be the perfect fit! The thin wire in the edges will help your bows keep their beautiful shape, making this ribbon ideal for presents and holiday wreaths!
Like a little more color? Our wire-edged taffeta ribbons are the ideal bow-makers, and come in a rainbow of shades!
Summer is almost here, and we’re ready for it with these bright and colorful picks that have made their way onto the web just in time for June!
Our 1/2″ Fine Metallic Stripe Braid is just the trim to add a little dazzle to your day, and the best part is that it comes in a large assortment of colors!
Our 3/8″ 3 Ply President Braid looks great when grouped in a thick braid like above, but would also look fantastic as a single strand headband!
Our 3/8″ Rayon Double Loop Braid comes in a rainbow of colors, and is perfect for trimming everything from pillows, to hats and dresses!
It’s too warm for heavy jackets, but you might need a light blazer for a night on the town! Dress it up with our new Flourish Blazer Buttons!
Come spring and summer we see jute popping up everywhere! In fashion and home decor it adds the perfect earthy touch. But what do we really know about this fiber that makes a resurgence every season?
There’s a reason why this material is so earthy and natural. It’s a vegetable fiber! The strong fibrous strings of certain plants are spun together into long course threads.
Jute is easy to create and can be used to a number of ways, which is why it’s also very affordable.
Popular uses of this plant include weaving it into burlap, using it as a textured rug, or trimming a pair of your favorite summer shoes, espadrilles!
How will you be using jute this season? For home decor, fashion, or something else entirely?
We don’t know if this incredibly chilly winter is to blame, but we are eagerly anticipating the day that the flower buds start blooming. We are obsessed with florals. So much so that we wanted you to become as obsessed as we are by having a sale! Get on the botanical bandwagon with us, and receive 15% off of floral trims from now until Sunday March 30th! Here are some of our favorite floral products that you can pick up now:
The 4″ Polka Dot with Tulle Flower Pin is so cute! We adore the mixed-media look, and the tiny gold dot accents. Pin it to a basic dress to add a little garden style to your outfit.
Cameos usually feature a delicate silhouette, but this Rose and Leaf Oval Cameo is for the florist! Use our Medieval Renaissance Choker DIY as a guide to make a flower-inspired necklace.
This 10MM Imported Iron-On Floral Trim comes in an assortment of colors, and can add a delicate touch of daisies to anything you want! The best part it’s iron-on, so there’s no mess and no sewing involved!
This floral foil button is so cool! It’s unique design will ensure that anything you put it on stands a tier above the rest.
This rhinestone and pearl trim will take your evening wear to the next level. You can even cut the individual flowers out, and use them as appliques to make a headband! This is also a great time to buy rhinestone trim to make a DIY bridal belt!
To see more floral items, check out our Floral Shop!
Now that spring is here it’s time to pack up those winter hats, and let our hair down. Dress up your hair with these quick and easy headband DIYs featuring our favorite spring trend: Florals!
What You’ll Need:
Mauve 1 3/4″ Artificial Flowers
Three Metal Headbands
1. Place the end of your floral trim against the end of the headband, and line the trim along the headband.
2. Cut the trim around the metal headband.
3. Glue the trim onto the headband, and let it dry.
This DIY is so easy that we had to try it out with other floral trims!
This variation is made with Navy Floral Rosette Trim. We trimmed back the mesh on the sides after the trim was glued to the metal band.
Our last variation used 5/8″ Sequin Flower by the Yard in Soft Multi. It’s the perfect pastel headband with a little bit of sequin sparkle!
Now you have an easy way to add florals to your spring wardrobe, and from now until Sunday March 30th, 2014 you can get 15% off of our floral trims!