Category: fabric

more handmade gifts for mother’s day…

We will soon be paying tribute to all the mothers in the world and there is no better way to celebrate than with a gift you have made yourself – as we often say for all holidays and celebrations – – we think it is the best kind of gift! It has become a tradition […]

a handmade mother’s day…

With Mother’s Day around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what the best way to tell your “MOM” I love you – we think you will agree that the best gifts are always those that are handmade especially for MOM!! A simple and quick gift using a little felt, glue, thread and a […]

get stitching for Easter…

Looking for a creative way to get stitching for the holidays…of course as it is with all of the holidays there are endless ways to do so…from sweet gifts, decor or just expressions of the particular holiday. Our animal pillows have become a signature at P&N and one of the favorites is the bunny! With […]

what’s better than BOWS…

We have been getting a lot of requests for creative materials and projects with bows…fabric with bows on it, adding bows to projects, pretty ribbon to tie bows and more. We know “BOWS” are trendy in fashion, but they are also a favorite at Pins & Needles! Since bows seem to be top of mind […]

are you ready for the holidays…stocking diy…

Is your tree decorated, gifts wrapped, wreath up, holiday gifts bought (or how we like it MADE), lights sparkling, cookies baked…there is always so much preparation that goes into getting ready for the holidays. The P&N team likes to keep things FUN and of course CREATIVE so we love to inspire and share with our […]

stuffed turkey diy…

We are beginning to feel the excitement brewing for the holidays and first up is Thanksgiving! There are so many ways to get creative and make things for the holidays and the P&N team never misses the opportunity to get stitching to celebrate! We were recently reminded of a project we presented last year…our Stuffed […]

denim suede fringe zipper pouch diy

The team at C&T Publishing, publishers of my book, Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion asked all of it’s authors to put together a fun and creative DIY to help celebrate National Sewing Month that would be posted on their site. I decided to design a DIY based on the the Pretty Pencil Case from the book’s […]

fall class project sneak peak…

It is beginning to feel officially like Fall in New York City! In addition to the weather, we know it’s Fall since we are in the midst of the first week of our signature P&N Child/Teen Sewing & Crafting Classes…we have loved welcoming back all our students after summer and it’s so inspiring to witness their […]

back-to-school notebook cover diy…workshop at the Cooper Hewitt Museum

I can fondly remember that buying my school supplies was a really big deal – – I always loved getting a new notebook, new pens, a new pencil case – you name it. How about you? Now that I spend most of my days surrounded by the most creative community (lucky me) – – the […]

new patterns have arrived…

In addition to the all new fabrics that have been arriving for the Fall season, two new pattern collections have arrived…Grainline Studio Patterns and Megan Neilsen Patterns. Both collections offer the new and advanced stitcher modern, fashion forward and wearable garment patterns to make and style. We are thrilled to be able to add them […]