Category: crafts

heart patchwork pillow diy…

Each semester the team at P&N plans for a simple and FUN pillow for our students! For this term our creation is a “Patchwork Heart Pillow”. Not only is it a great way to use up scraps it’s also perfect timing with Valentine’s Day around the corner – make one for your favorite Valentine! Here […]

winter gloves with a pop…

As the temperatures drop here in NYC, many of us have pulled out our hats, gloves, cowls…anything to keep us WARM! We have been having a lot of fun “making” our own chic winter accessories at P&N! We even brought back a favorite from last year – the “fun” mini appliqued gloves… They are so […]

kicking off 2015 with a “crafty” book signing…

We are “sew” excited to kick off 2015 with a book signing and celebration for our friend Vera Vandenbosch’s latest book, “Scraps: Stylish Stash Fabric Crafts to Stitch” . Scraps is bursting with fashionable and unique jewelry, accessories and home décor projects to make from your treasured fabric scraps, leftover gift ribbons, old t-shirts and outgrown jeans! Enjoy […]

Colleen’s Quilted Stocking DIY

Christmas stockings represent so much of the tradition of the holidays – – they are often passed down from generation to generation. Why not start this tradition for your family with a stocking you have made by hand. I love the idea of a making something that could be enjoyed by many year after year […]

a holiday garland DIY

What better way to celebrate the holidays then with our P&N community! This past Saturday we had our first Holiday Crafting Open House in the new studio. Our guests made holiday cards, ornaments, wrapping paper, garlands and more. The shop and studio was not only filled with kids and adults crafting away, our hand-made holiday […]

p&n holiday advent calendar…

The best parts of the holidays and often the moments that we remember most are not only the days of Christmas or Chanukah, it’s all the preparation leading up to them. The P&N team has been talking about their personal memories of the days leading up to the holidays…some with handmade advent calendars, some trimming the tree with heirloom […]

new fabric, new books and more…

Lots of new fabrics, notions, books, kits and more continue to arrive at the shop…here is a quick peak at some of the most recent highlights! You may find yourself inspired to start thinking about your holiday gift giving! Ann Kelle’s fabric designs for Robert Kaufman are one of our favorites at P&N…it is always hard […]

p&n is having a party…

Mark your calendars…Pins & Needles is hosting an afternoon of stitching and crafting! On Saturday, December 6th, the P&N team invites you to celebrate the new studio and spread some HOLIDAY CHEER! Join us anytime between 2pm – 5pm to make handmade ornaments, cards, wrapping paper and more! There will be sweet treats and lots […]

happy halloween…

We hope that you had the chance to get creative this Halloween – – we did and so did many of our clients and students! From making their own costumes…to decorating for their “Spooky Bash” to customizing their very own Trick-or-Treat bag this Halloween was not without some stitching and crafting! Since we know one […]

monster madness…

Ever since I saw the little monster bag charms that Fendi introduced as a Holiday Capsule Collection I have been wanting to make my very own. They are calling these little furry characters “Buggies“. They look more like monsters than bugs to me, but they are such a fun way to add “style” to any […]