April 15, 2013

Customer Spotlight: Jenn of Mino Designs

Welcome back to another Customer Spotlight! This month, we are featuring Jennifer Moenter of Mino Designs, an Etsy and Facebook shop that sells beautiful infinity scarves, totes, and maxi skirts made with cute prints and colorful patterns. When Jennifer wrote to us about starting her own business and sewing full-time, she totally made our day and we couldn't wait to write about her. Read about her success story below and enter her giveaway to win a Mino Designs Infinity Scarf!
Jenn of Mino Designs wearing her Infinity Scarf made with
Girl Charlee's Black Chevron on White Cotton Jersey
Blend Knit Fabric
About Jennifer

Jenn is first and foremost a Mommy of three children, ages 5, 6, and 16. Before she started Mino Designs, she found herself looking forward to getting into her rather large vegetable garden each spring. Who knew pulling weeds and canning vegetables could be so therapeutic! Digging in her garden made her realize how much she loved to create and that she needed something in her life that would make her as "crafty"as other talented mothers she admired. Last November, she taught herself to sew and make infinity scarves because after all, who doesn't need a good accessory? Before she knew it, she was quitting her job and sewing full-time! Now she not only makes infinity scarves, but personalized pillow cases, totes, maxi skirts, and more!

If you are wondering about the name, Mino was Jennifer's nickname when she was two years old and has followed her into this thirty...something age today.  She is still learning, but one thing she knows for sure: Sewing is fun...and so rewarding!
Mino Designs Infinity Scarves made with Girl
Charlee Fabrics :: Chartreuse Chevron on White
 Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric (top left), 
Black and
Natural White Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

(bottom left), and 
Mustard and Ivory Stripe
Cotton Jersey Knit Fabric
 (bottom right).
 Win an Infinity Scarf!

Jennifer is giving away an infinity scarf in a color of your choice! To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pm PST, April 19th, 2013.

One (1) winner will receive a Mino Designs Infinity Scarf in a color of choice, subject to availability, and will be notified through email. Don't forget to Like Mino Designs' Facebook for news and updates!

Would you like to be featured in our next Customer Spotlight? Send an email to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and we will get in touch!

Keep Sewing!
~The Girl Charlee Team


  1. Jenn's story as to how she started with the infinity scarves gives hope to every aspiring crafter hoping to market their goodies. Great story, Jenn.

  2. Love your scarves!!!!! Would LOVE to own one!!!!

  3. Ooooo I love the green and white one!

  4. Love the scarves! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  5. i make these too but yours are so much cuter!!! love them!

  6. Enjoyed the article, but I cannot lie: I would enjoy one of your scarves even more! The chartreuse chevron is TDF!

  7. I love those scarves! I am in love with the chartreuse chevron- I love me some green!

    butler . erica @ gmail . com

  8. Oh my goodness I can so relate to her story! My 12 year old daughter recently started sewing classes and we have just finished our first few creations...drawstring bags, reversible skirts. We are quickly becoming sewing addicts! In a good way(: Sewing is becoming a lost art and I am so happy my daughter will have that skill! I would be blessed to receive one of her scarves. I especially love the chevrons! Blessings to her in her business and thanks for the introduction! Susan

    1. Congratulations Susan Jeffries - you are the winner of an Infinity Scarf from mino designs!
      Please call Jennifer @ 419-235-4782 to get your scarf ordered.
      Thank you & Congratulations!

  9. Beautiful scarves - I love the black and natural one! Jan Murry

  10. lovely scarves! love the fabric choices.

  11. Great to read Jenn's story. Love these scarves!

  12. Great story.. You are one busy busy lady ;0) Love scarves

  13. I love the nickname story! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Soooo proud to call Mino my little sister! It has been fun watching her get so excited about sewing. Her goodies are fun to wear and show off. It is like grown up show & tell for me! :) love you bunches lil sis!

  15. This is a great story and is an encouragement too. I am trying to teach myself to sew too, and she did it pretty quick and now has a successful sewing business. Awesome! Super cute scarves too! Thank you for the chance to win!

    Amy C.

  16. Mino, What a great story! Just goes to show what someone can do when you give things a try. Your scarves look awesome! My daughter and I love to wear scarves and we are going to have to get some of yours so we are stylin. Miss seeing you! I can see you have been busy no wonder I have not run into you! Suzy alnsuzywischmeyer@bright.net

  17. Congratulations to Susan Jeffries for winning the Infinity Scarf from mino designs!
    Susan, please contact Jennifer @ 419-235-4782 to get your scarf ordered!
    Thank you to everyone for your awesome comments, I am so honored to have been chosen for the customer spotlight on Girl Charlee's Blog. :)