About Rachel

Rachel Low is the owner of Pins & Needles - a place to sew, shop and create. Overlooking a fashionable stretch of Lexington Avenue on the upper east side of Manhattan, Pins & Needles features a modern collection of fabrics, notions and modern crafting supplies. Rachel also offers private and group classes that has instantly become a local favorite for creative expression and modern crafting. The bright and stylish boutique is heavily influenced by the places she has traveled abroad. Flea market finds, Japanese fabric, on-line design discoveries, craft and fabric shows all set the creative tone.

entries by Rachel (367)

valentine’s day inspiration…

It is February so LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Pins & Needles…the team has been busy stitching and crafting away getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Like many of you, we just LOVE to get creative for this sweet holiday – from handmade cards to gifts, decorations and more. Here are some of our favorites […]

entries by Rachel (367)

Bring-A-Friend Sewing Saturday!

It’s more fun to sew with your friends! We have been so lucky at Pins & Needles to have such a growing and excited community of kids that want to learn to sew! To encourage more sewing and creativity we are hosting a special event inviting our P&N Stitchers to share the special sewing experience […]

entries by Rachel (367)

Happy Holidays!!

THE TEAM AT PINS & NEEDLES WISHES YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS AND A JOYFUL 2016 THANK FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND BUSINESS – WE ARE “SEW” GRATEFUL! Holiday Hours: Thursday, 12/24 – Closed Friday, 12/25 – Closed Saturday, 12/26 – Closed Thursday, 12/31 – Closed Friday, 1/1 – Closed

entries by Rachel (367)

are you ready for the holidays…stocking diy…

Is your tree decorated, gifts wrapped, wreath up, holiday gifts bought (or how we like it MADE), lights sparkling, cookies baked…there is always so much preparation that goes into getting ready for the holidays. The P&N team likes to keep things FUN and of course CREATIVE so we love to inspire and share with our […]

entries by Rachel (367)

holiday garland DIY…

One of the big hits during the holidays last year were the holiday garlands we created and covered the studio with! So of course we had to bring them out again this season. They are simple and fun to make and also make great gifts – all you need is some felt and some basic […]

entries by Rachel (367)

p&n advent calendar diy…

Holiday planning, shopping, decorating, crafting and more is in full swing! One of 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. This time of year always reminds of our personal memories of the days […]

entries by Rachel (367)

let’s create and celebrate!

Come join the Pins & Needles team to celebrate the holidays! We are hosting our 2nd Annual Creative  Holiday DIY Event on Saturday, December 5th. It’s an afternoon of stitching and crafting! Stop by the studio anytime between 2:30pm – 5:30pm to make handmade ornaments, cards, wrapping paper and more! There will be sweet treats and lots […]

entries by Rachel (367)

stuffed turkey diy…

We are beginning to feel the excitement brewing for the holidays and first up is Thanksgiving! There are so many ways to get creative and make things for the holidays and the P&N team never misses the opportunity to get stitching to celebrate! We were recently reminded of a project we presented last year…our Stuffed […]

entries by Rachel (367)

kids love to sew…p&n open house

Since opening the studio a year ago, our community of kids and teens continues to grow! We feel so lucky to be able to work with this emerging group of young sewers and creators!! We think we have the BEST JOB ever – – it’s so rewarding to witness how they style and approach their […]

entries by Rachel (367)

getting creative with candy wrappers…

Now I am sure you will all agree that the candy is one of the best parts of Halloween – – we know it is for the team at P&N!! We have already started to build our candy collection and not only for all our tick-or-treaters but for the fun crafty projects we are working […]