Category: crafts

“hot” turban head wrap DIY

As the summer weather heats up it seems that everyone is always looking for a way to avoid a bad hair day, beat the hot temperatures and look fabulous at the same time! We think the perfect solution is a chic summer hair accessory that you have made! Today we share how you can make a […]

ready for sewing camp…

Pins & Needles’ Summer Camps officially started last week with our Sewing Boot Camp where the students made tote bags, pajama shorts, zipper pouches and more. Today marks the beginning of our week long mini sewing and crafting camps! We have so many great projects planned. First up is the patchwork ‘Memo Board’ – a project we found in […]

handmade gift ideas for dad…

Father’s Day is around the corner and there is just enough time to make a gift! At P&N a handmade gift is always our “gift of choice” and hope you are inspired by some of the projects we share here to get creative and make yours! An apron is a quick and easy project to whip up […]

summer eyeglasses case D.I.Y

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly either leaving my glasses somewhere or rummaging through my bag looking for them – especially my sunglasses! To help make sure I know where my glasses are I decided to make a special case for them. Not just your basic one – I wanted it to […]

What’s Cookin’?

The moment the new Snappy Snacks fabric from Alexander Henry arrived we all started thinking about what to make with it! Lucky for us, Snappy Snacks arrived in the shop just in time for BBQ season! With the summer comes lots of grilling and you can’t grill without an apron – right? This fabric seemed to be […]

in your stylish craft kit: alyssa thomas

This month our featured guest for the “In your stylish craft kit!” is Alyssa Thomas. Alyssa is an illustrator, embroidery artist, fabric designer and most recently an author of her first craft book  Sew & Stitch Embroidery which you may remember Lauren reviewed a few weeks back when she stitched the shoe bag project. It is Alyssa’s […]

P&N on martha stewart…

    A few weeks back many of you may remember me sharing about my experience as a guest on Martha Stewart Radio, Martha Live on Sirius XM. I had the opportunity to chat with one of the most creative gals I know – Darcy Miller, Editorial Director of Martha Stewart Weddings and the one and the […]

Lauren’s D.I.Y. flower crown…

They say that April showers bring May flowers and that may just be what inspired my latest D.I.Y. project. Hi everyone, it’s Lauren. As I have mentioned in past posts, accessories are my favorite part of putting together an outfit. The only thing better than an amazing statement piece accessory, is one that you made […]

Mother’s Day…

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and nothing says “I Love You Mom“, like something handmade from the heart! There are countless things that you can make for mom, and we have rounded up some of our favorite old and new projects that we hope inspire you to make your gift this year! Always at […]

handmade jewelry for spring…

We have been a getting a glimpse of real Spring weather here in NYC – there is nothing better than seeing everything blooming in Central Park, everyone bike riding and doing other outdoor activities that they love! I know for me with a new season especially Spring I like to add a few key items […]