Category: fabric

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 […]

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 […]

we’re back…SUMMER SALE!!!

The P&N team has really enjoyed our recent time off to celebrate summer – days at the beach, fun in the sun, time with friends and family! We hope you are soaking in the loveliness of summer as well and of course have had a chance to get some sewing and creativity in! We are […]

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 […]

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 […]