Category: kids/teens

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 […]

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 […]

let’s make a summer hat…

We are heading into the official start of our P&N Summer Sewing and Craft Camp and we are particularly excited about the fun bucket hats we will be making with all of our “campers”!!! Not only are they reversible, but students will have an option to do either an extra long brim or shorter one…which […]

highlights from the girl’s guide to DIY fashion celebration…

It has been a whirlwind these past few weeks with all the excitement around the launch of Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…I am so incredibly grateful and really blown away by the response to the book and all the support! I feel like I have to pinch myself. It […]

Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…behind the scenes

It has been so exciting to see and hear all the positive responses to my new book, Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…in fact it has been pretty thrilling and amazing!! We have been getting comments like…”it’s such an inviting book“, “I want to make every outfit“, “can’t decide which project to do first“, “this is the […]

Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion…

My book is finally coming out this week – – I have been on ‘pins & needles’ since I handed in my last bit of edits to the publisher many months back. A year ago now I was finishing up all the preparation for the how-to shots, collecting inspiration for the photo shoot and more…it was definitely […]

pig and bunny pillow DIY…

A few months back, we were asked to host a birthday party for a student of ours and we had one particular request…the birthday girl LOVED pigs and wanted the party project to be something with a pig. The P&N team was up for the challenge and designed this adorable “Pig Pillow” exclusively for the […]

a sneak peak at my book…GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION!

I am filled with so much EXCITEMENT that my book, A GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION: Design and Sew 5 Complete Outfits will be available in three weeks!!! WOW! I cannot believe it! BUT you can PRE-ORDER your copy now through Pins & Needles (see button at bottom of post) or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or directly […]