Category: crafts

pom-pom pencil DIY

There may still be a few weeks left of summer, but we are beginning to think about Fall – – especially all the creative ways to get ready for Back-To-School! We have lots of imaginative ideas we have been working on! We even have our first BTS Essentials Workshop scheduled this September (9/9 and 9/19 – e-mail […]

hot head wrap DIY…

One of our favorite ways to beat the heat and the “bad hair” days that come with the HOT days of summer are our signature handmade head wraps – – there are so many ways to make it… Use your favorite cotton fabric (like we did with Liberty print) or use a colorful knit or […]

fabric jewelry fun…

Lately in addition to getting creative with all the fun summer inspired projects there has been a lot of jewelry making happening at Pins & Needles! First…I was invited to participate in one of our favorite blogs – Sew Can She’s “Sewlebrity Sewalong” for the new book “Just For You“. It was a blast to work […]

let’s make a summer hat…

We are heading into the official start of our P&N Summer Sewing and Craft Camp and we are particularly excited about the fun bucket hats we will be making with all of our “campers”!!! Not only are they reversible, but students will have an option to do either an extra long brim or shorter one…which […]

highlights from the girl’s guide to DIY fashion celebration…

It has been a whirlwind these past few weeks with all the excitement around the launch of Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…I am so incredibly grateful and really blown away by the response to the book and all the support! I feel like I have to pinch myself. It […]

simple and chic bookmark diy…

We got really creative when sending out copies of my new book…Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design and Sew – – we made these adorable bookmarks! Everyone loved them so much that we decided it had to be a must-have DIY for the blog. So…today we share the how-to… With the school […]

get bbq ready with a handmade apron…

With the first official weekend of summer coming we could not resist sharing one our favorite summer DIY project inspirations – – the full length apron we made using Alexander Henry’s Snappy Snacks fabric! Aprons are a quick and simple sewing project and don’t require a lot of materials. We just sketched out the shape of an […]

girl’s guide to diy fashion mini book blog tour…

We have been so GRATEFUL for the amazing response that Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion has received. We were thrilled when three of our favorite blogs agreed to participate in the a “mini” book blog tour this week…it starts tomorrow! Each of these fabulously “creative” and “inspiring” blogs will be covering the book on their […]

Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…behind the scenes

It has been so exciting to see and hear all the positive responses to my new book, Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…in fact it has been pretty thrilling and amazing!! We have been getting comments like…”it’s such an inviting book“, “I want to make every outfit“, “can’t decide which project to do first“, “this is the […]

pig and bunny pillow DIY…

A few months back, we were asked to host a birthday party for a student of ours and we had one particular request…the birthday girl LOVED pigs and wanted the party project to be something with a pig. The P&N team was up for the challenge and designed this adorable “Pig Pillow” exclusively for the […]