Category: sewing

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 […]

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 […]

simple and chic bookmark diy…

We got really creative when sending out copies of my new book…Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design and Sew – – we made these adorable bookmarks! Everyone loved them so much that we decided it had to be a must-have DIY for the blog. So…today we share the how-to… With the school […]

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 […]

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 […]