Category: crafts

summer sewcial with dear stella…

The team at Pins & Needles always welcomes the opportunity to host a group of sewing and craft enthusiasts at the shop! Of course we jumped on the chance to have the girls (Jessica and Hayden) from the “Dear Stella” fabric company come stitch with us for an afternoon last week. We tossed around ideas […]

put on a happy face…

Stitching up pillows is one of the most popular projects at P&N! They are simple to make and offer the students and clients a great opportunity to be super creative with their choice of fabrics and appliquéing and decorating the fronts. There have been pillows designed with over-sized initials, giant mustaches, silhouettes and even a […]

looking for some summer crafting ideas…

We hope that you are enjoying your summer! As many of us spend days at the beach, nights with friends and family we hope that you are finding time to do a little sewing and crafting…our mission is always to inspire you to get creative so if you are stumped for ideas here are just […]

we are back and a fedora D.I.Y…

Hello everyone…we are so happy to be back posting! We hope the past few weeks you all have been enjoying the SUMMER - we have! We certainly wanted to get stitching and crafting quickly so today we share how you can take the basic Fedora and make it summer fabulous! A few weeks back I picked […]

“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 […]