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summer vacation and happy 4th…

  The team at Pins & Needles will be taking a little break from blogging to enjoy the 4th of July holiday and the fun of summer with our family and friends. We will be back posting on Thursday, July 24th. We hope you have some fun plans as well! Please note our summer schedule […]

P&N’s first student fashion show…

We are so proud and excited to share the first fashion show a group of our students put on for their last day of class! The girls came to us and asked if they could use the P&N space to host the event and we jumped on the chance to be a part of it!Not […]

chic summer flip flop diy…

With tempuratures rising and summer in full swing it seems everyone’s go to shoes are flip-flops. Take your basic flip-flop and turn it into a fun chic sandal with some scraps, a few rhinestones and a glue gun! Check out the how-to for you to create your own! MATERIALS/TOOLS: Pair of plain flip flops Fabric […]

ready for sewing camp…

Pins & Needles’ Summer Camps officially started last week with our Sewing Boot Camp where the students made tote bags, pajama shorts, zipper pouches and more. Today marks the beginning of our week long mini sewing and crafting camps! We have so many great projects planned. First up is the patchwork ‘Memo Board’ – a project we found in […]

spring semester 2014: a look back…

Another semester has come and gone! As always we are blown away by what our students sitch up and even more how they individualize it with their personal style! We are so proud of ALL our students as they continue to be super sewing stars! It is always so inspiring how the students match and […]

tons of NEW fabrics!!

We are so excited about all of the things happening this summer at Pins & Needles! At the top of the list, are all of the new fabulous fabrics that have been arriving daily! We have prints from Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Cloud 9, and Dear Stella, just to name a few!! They will be online […]

handmade gift ideas for dad…

Father’s Day is around the corner and there is just enough time to make a gift! At P&N a handmade gift is always our “gift of choice” and hope you are inspired by some of the projects we share here to get creative and make yours! An apron is a quick and easy project to whip up […]

summer eyeglasses case D.I.Y

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly either leaving my glasses somewhere or rummaging through my bag looking for them – especially my sunglasses! To help make sure I know where my glasses are I decided to make a special case for them. Not just your basic one – I wanted it to […]

highlights from spring quilt market…

Twice a year anyone that has anything to do with quilting and home sewing gather together to check out all the new fabric, thread and other goodies that will be available in the coming months. It is a mix of fabric and notion manufacturers small and big, craft book publishers, pattern designers and of course sewing […]

What’s Cookin’?

The moment the new Snappy Snacks fabric from Alexander Henry arrived we all started thinking about what to make with it! Lucky for us, Snappy Snacks arrived in the shop just in time for BBQ season! With the summer comes lots of grilling and you can’t grill without an apron – right? This fabric seemed to be […]