Category: sewing

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 […]

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 […]