Category: fabric

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 […]

bunny candy bags diy…

We may just be in the middle of March…but Easter is just a few weeks away so we wanted to get some Easter Holiday inspiration going and share one our favorite Easter DIYs – – these adorable bunny candy bags! Not only can they hold big bright jelly beans and other Easter candy, they double as […]

Bow Clutch DIY…

Not only are “BOWS” trendy in fashion, they are also a favorite at Pins & Needles! From using it as an applique on a sweatshirt to adding one as a finishing touch to a purse to stitching a giant one onto the front of a pillow (which one of students just did this week) – […]

sweatshirt upcycle diy…

Many months back I had picked up an over-sized sweatshirt that I had been inspired to “up-cycle” – – well I actually have a lot of “up-cycle” projects on my list but this one moved to the top of the list since I also thought it would make a great project for the Fall Class […]

the good witch and bad witch…

Not only does October remind us that Fall is officially here…it means that Halloween is around the corner. Halloween is a favorite holiday at P&N…well we love all the holidays especially since it is always the perfect opportunity to be creative with everything from decor to gifts to costumes and more. Last Halloween one of the […]