Category: sewing

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 […]

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 […]