Category: sewing

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 […]

a little crafting fun for valentine’s day…

The P&N team has been busy getting ready for our annual Kids Hearts & Crafts Workshop!! We have created some new ways to say BE MY VALENTINE or I LOVE YOU! From hand-made Valentines made with bold and colorful papers, felt appliqués, stickers and more …. To adorable fortune cookies made of our favorite colored […]

heart patchwork pillow diy…

Each semester the team at P&N plans for a simple and FUN pillow for our students! For this term our creation is a “Patchwork Heart Pillow”. Not only is it a great way to use up scraps it’s also perfect timing with Valentine’s Day around the corner – make one for your favorite Valentine! Here […]

book signing and DIY event…

The team at P&N are big fans of any books that are all about stitching and crafting so when we met Vera Vandenbosch and learned of her upcoming book – – “Scraps: Stylish Stash Fabric Crafts to Stitch” we immediately thought — book signing and DIY event in the new P&N Studio!! We are so […]

12 days of giftmas…

Many of you are probably in full swing with your holiday shopping!! In the spirit of the holidays we present you with “12” of our most favorite “creative and crafty” gifts… First…Knot & Bow packaging – – the “chicest” stocking stuffers around…also the perfect way to add a bit of “WOW” to any of your gift […]

p&n holiday advent calendar…

The best parts of the holidays and often the moments that we remember most are not only the days of Christmas or Chanukah, it’s all the preparation leading up to them. The P&N team has been talking about their personal memories of the days leading up to the holidays…some with handmade advent calendars, some trimming the tree with heirloom […]

“create” some holiday cheer…

You are invited to celebrate the holidays in the new Pins & Needles Studio…come join us on Saturday, December 6th for an afternoon of stitching and crafting! Join us anytime between 2pm – 5pm to make handmade ornaments, cards, wrapping paper and more! There will be sweet treats and lots of creative fun! This event is […]

Colleen’s thanksgiving table turkey DIY

We are beginning to feel the excitement brewing for the holidays and first up is Thanksgiving! I certainly don’t need a special day to eat more than I should but I’m always thankful for the excuse! I have memories of my mother always putting together the most beautiful table for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Beautiful flatware, […]

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 […]