Category: patterns

Easter round up…

Easter is almost here and we wanted to help you celebrate in style! If there is one thing you can be sure of here at Pins & Needles it’s that the only thing we love more than sewing or crafting is sewing or crafting for the holidays! This Easter we have cooked up a number […]

easter egg place card holders…

Hi it’s Lauren. I just wanted to share a creative way to spice up your Easter dinner or brunch table… Using some felt, scrap fabrics, and ribbon or ric-rac, you can create an adorable personal touch for the guests that they can take with when they go. These little Easter egg place card holders are the […]

lauren’s diy cloud wall hanging…

Hi, Lauren here, I am back with my monthly D.I.Y. for March. Lately everywhere I look there are clouds, and I’m not just talking about the sky! Clouds, rainbows, and unicorns are three big trends that the P&N team is loving. And we are not the only ones, Robert Kaufman and Riley Blake also agree with […]

in your stylish craft kit: Deborah Fisher

Hi – it’s Lauren and I am back with my monthly book review. This month I had an added bonus, I got to meet the author of the book I chose, Deborah Fisher! Her book is called Sew Fun. We had such a nice visit and took one look at the book and quickly asked Deborah […]

fun with faux fur…

Each semester of our kids classes there is a fabric, project or pattern that we are inspired by. This semester that fabric is FAUX FUR!! Every winter we like to do something with faux fur and it is especially appropriate this winter with the frigid temperatures and snow we have been experiencing. Last year we […]

new fabrics…

The New Year brings many things: new classes, new projects, new inspirations, new trends and most exciting – NEW FABRICS!! What would any of those be without them? We have been getting in all kinds of sewing and crafting goodies for 2014 and we wanted to share some of the fabrics that are topping our […]

Lauren’s DIY Pumpkin Bag

Over 30 years ago my grandmother made me my very own fancy Trick or Treat bag. Through the years my Halloween costumes would change but one thing remained the same – my pumpkin bag! I was the envy of every witch around!  Till this day, October is still my favorite month, and Halloween, my favorite […]

are you a good witch or a bad witch…

I can remember when I was a kid having a doll that was both Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf!  The memory didn’t really come back until I was reading through one of our favorite crafting magazines, Mollie Makes Issue 29 (which is available at the shop & also online!) and I came across a wonderful story on […]

amy butler’s newest PDF pattern

Since before I opened the shop I have been a HUGE fan of Amy Butler - she has such an incredible design sensibility and aesthetic and everything you see that comes from her brand you want to wear, have and of course make! So it was no surprise that I was inspired when I recently saw […]

sarai mitnick from colette patterns visits pins & needles

Many of you have probably heard us rave about Colette Patterns and today we are back to rave about them again, but also share our excitement about a recent visitor we had at the shop – the maker behind Colette Patterns, Sarai Mitnick! Sarai was visiting the Big Apple for some workshops she was hosting […]