Tag: fur

DIY: Pom Pom Beanie

Pom Pom Beanies are everywhere this winter. Why empty out your wallet for one, when you can DIY! Select from one of our many faux fur pom and attach it to a beanie! We broke down the steps for you to make it even easier!

What you’ll need: 

Beanie

M&J Fur Pom Pom 

Thread 

Needle

Scissors

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Step 1: Thread the loop attached to the pom pom with a threaded needle. beaniepompom-2

Step 2: Make several knots to ensure hold.beaniepompom-3beaniepompom-4

Step 3: Insert needle (with pom pom attached) into the top of the beanie.beaniepompom-5

Step 4: Pull needle through the inside and turn the beanie inside out. beaniepompom-6beaniepompom-7

Step 5: Sew the pom pom onto the hat from the inside, knotting the thread when finished.beaniepompom-8

Step 6: Cut the remaining thread with a scissor. beaniepompom-9beaniepompom-10

Not so hard, right?

Customize your own beanie here! 

And be sure to check out our Youtube tutorial!

Trend Alert: Funky Faux Fur

This season fashionistas are going full-force with faux fur! We’re seeing the most stylish ladies rocking colorful coats that have a life of their own whenever the wind picks up. We love this over-the-top style, and it sure helps that you get to walk around in a comfy cozy blanket! Years ago faux fur was met with looks of disdain, but the game has changed and now we’re seeing this unique textile in high-quality finishes and fun colors. Another added bonus of going faux? The lower price tag means more room for experimentation. You want a hot pink fur coat that is guaranteed to only be on trend for one season? You do it.
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4 Ways to Embellish Back to School: Backpack

When going back to school, it’s always good to make a great first impression. This DIY will show you how to turn heads and wow your future friends with a bag that’s embellished to the brim!
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What You’ll Need:

Backpack

25mm Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon

Small Fur Pompoms

3” Imported Chainette Tassel

23mm Imported Floral Jacquard

9mm Rose Satin Jacquard

18mm Imported Floral Jacquard

15mm Mini Pom Pom Loop Fringe

1 3/4” Pom Pom Fringe

70mm Floral Jacquard

E6000

Scissors

 DSC_02901. Add pompom trim to the edges of your bag

DSC_0287 2. Tie tassels to the pull straps of the bag.

DSC_03123. Glue lengths of various jacquard along the top and sides of the bag.

DSC_0328 4. Tie the pom pom to the top of the loop on the backpack.

DSC_0361Need more inspiration for your back-to-school gear? Check out our 4 Ways Back to School Shop!

DIY: Faux Fur Slippers

During the winter you want your toes to be cozy and warm, but you also want your feet looking fashionable! So what’s a girl to do when the only slipper options leave something to be desired? DIY them of course! This simple and easy DIY only takes about 30 minutes to complete, but the transformation is incredible!

Slipper Upgrade DIY from M&J Trimming

What You’ll Need:

Slippers

Beaded Trim With Fur Edge #57507

50mm Faux Fur Cordedge #34274

Needle

Thread

Scissors

Slipper Upgrade DIY Measuring Faux Fur Trim from M&J Trimming

1. Measure your fur trim across the top of the slipper, leaving an extra inch on both sides.

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2. Fold over the extra inch on one side, and sew your way across the top of the slipper. Repeat the same fold over the opposite end.

Slipper Upgrade DIY Cutting Fabric Tape from M&J Trimming

3. Cut the black fabric tape off of your faux fur cordedge.

Slipper Upgrade DIY Measuring Fabric Tape from M&J Trimming

4. Wrap the faux fur cordedge around the back of the slipper, and cut off any excess.Slipper Upgrade DIY Sewing Faux Fur Cordedge from M&J Trimming5. Sew the cordedge across the back of the slipper with the ends of the cordedge sewn behind the faux fur trim.

Furry Slipper Upgrade from M&J Trimming

See what we mean? These slippers are lush, luxe, and if their soles weren’t as soft as clouds, you might even want to wear them out! Grab your materials and get ready to lounge in style!

Floral Runway Inspiration

Floral Prints have been a key feature on the runway. The nature infused trend has been revamped in a major way. Designers have been using various mediums such as fur, lace, beads, fabric  and appliques to incorporate these patterns. Below are some of our favorite floral runway pieces that give us the urge to create some of our very own pieces.

Prada Spring 2013 RTW

Valentino Spring 2013 Couture

Chanel Spring 2013

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2013 RTW

Ellie Saab

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2013 RTW

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013

Custo Barcelona

Tory Burch Spring 2013 RTW
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Emerald Street Style

In years past, Fashion Week was solely intended to showcase a designer’s collection. Now it has become a who’s who, and who’s wearing what in the fashion world. With the rise of social media outlets fashion week revolves around much more than the designers. Those attending shows now dress to impress ( fashion photographers that is) We at M&J can not handle how great some of the fashion selections have been. The D.I.Y options are endless; we’re already stocking up on fur, feathers, rhinestones and studs. Here is a recap of our favorite emerald green street style recaps from New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Week.

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I Spy DIY’s DIY Fur Tail

When we spotted I Spy DIY’s DIY fur tail, not only did we realize that she used our boa trim, but, also, that she was right on trend! Fur was seen all over the NYFW runways of Jason Wu, Donna Karan, and Alexander Wang. Her DIY is the right amount of color to pop in your winter wardrobe and to continue wearing in the summertime! Make sure to check out her full tutorial in order to make your own!

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Fashion Indie’s DIY Celine Fur Pumps

Fashion Indie is one of the most original, bold, and coolest fashion websites that exist.  This is why is it came as no surprise to us when Beca of Fashion Indie decided to DIY the Celine Spring 2013 fur-covered pumps!  Using fur trim from our store, these are definitely show stoppers!  See Fashion Indie’s full DIY here.

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DIY Fur Pom-Pom Shoe Clips

 

It’s easy to get stuck in a style rut in the winter, especially with the freezing cold weather in NYC. Even though we might be tempted to throw on a giant coat and boots every day, there are some fabulous winter DIYs out there that encourage us to stay stylish. Recently, we’ve been loving these DIY fur pom-pom shoe clips by Meredith and Gwyneth, The New Yorkie. Meredith used faux-fur pom-poms from our store to create these adorable shoe clips, which are a perfect way to to jazz up a winter outfit. Check out her tutorial to find out how to make these cute clips!

 

Inspirational Handbag Embellishments!

By Blerona

The Handbag Collective Pop-Up on Friday, August 19th was a spectacular event. M&J Trimming was excited to be part of the seminar, educating new designers on how to create their best handbag with M&J Trimmings. And for those who couldn’t make it, I thought I would  send some inspiration your way!

When you think of handbag trimming’s what comes to mind-  D-Rings, handleschains and buckles? Take a closer look. Trimming on handbags are everywhere, they are the little details that make the bag beautiful and unique. The feathers, fur, nailheads, leather detailtrinkets and pendants. The unique buckles, hidden snaps, metal, shell, and novelty buttons, zippers, pop-pom and Leather Fringe, and some Swarovski sew-ons of course; truth is I could go on forever. Depending on the designer you never know what kind of trim you will find. Take a peek at your own bags to see what I mean!

 Here are some inspiration photos of displays we had the Handbag Collective Pop-Up!