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.

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Taking a break for summer…

The team at Pins & Needles and of course Molly 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 Tuesday, August 4th. We hope you have some fun plans as well! Please note our summer […]

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fabric jewelry fun…

Lately in addition to getting creative with all the fun summer inspired projects there has been a lot of jewelry making happening at Pins & Needles! First…I was invited to participate in one of our favorite blogs – Sew Can She’s “Sewlebrity Sewalong” for the new book “Just For You“. It was a blast to work […]

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make a sunglasses case…

Last summer we posted an Eye Glass Case DIY and as it turns out this became one of our favorite go-to projects – – this Spring the students made customized ones for Mother’s Day and our campers are making them for their fun Summer plans over the next few weeks. With all the new fabrics […]

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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 […]

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highlights from the girl’s guide to DIY fashion celebration…

It has been a whirlwind these past few weeks with all the excitement around the launch of Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…I am so incredibly grateful and really blown away by the response to the book and all the support! I feel like I have to pinch myself. It […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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have a handmade mother’s day!

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and nothing says “I Love You Mom“, like something handmade from the heart! There are countless things that you can make for mom, and we have rounded up some of our favorite old and new projects that we hope inspire you to make your gift this year! One of […]

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book cover DIY for mother’s day…

Are you a looking for a new and creative mother’s day gift to make? The best gifts are always those that are handmade especially for MOM!! For an upcoming event that Rachel and The P&N team are doing to celebrate Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion at one of our favorite local New York City Book […]

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girl’s guide to diy fashion mini book blog tour…

We have been so GRATEFUL for the amazing response that Girl’s Guide To DIY Fashion has received. We were thrilled when three of our favorite blogs agreed to participate in the a “mini” book blog tour this week…it starts tomorrow! Each of these fabulously “creative” and “inspiring” blogs will be covering the book on their […]