Category: kids/teens

valentine’s day inspiration…

It is February so LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Pins & Needles…the team has been busy stitching and crafting away getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Like many of you, we just LOVE to get creative for this sweet holiday – from handmade cards to gifts, decorations and more. Here are some of our favorites […]

Bring-A-Friend Sewing Saturday!

It’s more fun to sew with your friends! We have been so lucky at Pins & Needles to have such a growing and excited community of kids that want to learn to sew! To encourage more sewing and creativity we are hosting a special event inviting our P&N Stitchers to share the special sewing experience […]

holiday garland DIY…

One of the big hits during the holidays last year were the holiday garlands we created and covered the studio with! So of course we had to bring them out again this season. They are simple and fun to make and also make great gifts – all you need is some felt and some basic […]

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 […]

getting creative with candy wrappers…

Now I am sure you will all agree that the candy is one of the best parts of Halloween – – we know it is for the team at P&N!! We have already started to build our candy collection and not only for all our tick-or-treaters but for the fun crafty projects we are working […]

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 […]