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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monster madness…

Ever since I saw the little monster bag charms that Fendi introduced as a Holiday Capsule Collection I have been wanting to make my very own. They are calling these little furry characters “Buggies“. They look more like monsters than bugs to me, but they are such a fun way to add “style” to any […]

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are you ready for halloween…

Are you ready for HALLOWEEN…have you started decorating, making your costume, getting creative with all the fun halloween inspired crafts you can do? Here is a peak at some of the Halloween stitching and crafting the team mat P&N has been busy with… Sugar Skull Garlands cover the ceiling in the boutique – – learn to […]

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colleen’s sugar skull d.i.y…

There has been a lot NEW at P&N…a new studio, new classes, new fabric and new additions to the team! Today we wanted to introduce our new Boutique Manager…Colleen DeGregory. Not only has she quickly become a “STAR” manager she is incredibly creative and passionate about stitching and modern crafts which makes her a perfect […]

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candy wrapper trick-or-treat bag d.i.y…

We are officially getting in the Halloween spirit at P&N…decorations are going up, our candy jar is filled with our favorite sweets and we have sewn up a new “Trick-or-Treat Bag” covered in candy wrappers. What’s more fun than a bag to carry all the “treats” you will be collecting on Halloween than one covered […]

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the good witch and bad witch…

Not only does October remind us that Fall is officially here…it means that Halloween is around the corner. Halloween is a favorite holiday at P&N…well we love all the holidays especially since it is always the perfect opportunity to be creative with everything from decor to gifts to costumes and more. Last Halloween one of the […]

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the new p&n studio…

It has been an exciting few weeks for the team at Pins & Needles. We have been busy getting the NEW studio space all ready to open just in time to kick off our Fall 2014 Classes! The response has been so amazing and we are so incredibly grateful to all of our clients and […]

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cupcake pin cushion d.i.y

We kicked our first week of classes off with our signature Cupcake Pin Cushion…it was a big hit! All the students will have their own personalized pin cushion to use all semester. Here is how to make your own…as all sewers know, a pin cushion is an essential sewing tool to have in your kit […]

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fall class project preview…

To kick off our first day of classes today, here is a preview of the projects that our students will be working on! The P&N team spends a lot of time leading up to each semester designing each project – – we brainstorm as a team, take ideas from our students, look at the season’s trends, […]

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more new fabrics!

More new fabrics arrived this week… We’re loving Joel Dewberry’s Home Decor Fabrics from his Birch Farms Collection. The Antler Damask is soooo fun! We also got the Indigo Swarm print from Tula Pink’s Moonshine Collection. Heather Bailey has done a really vibrant collection of voile and rayon fabric called Momentum. They are all incredibly chic […]

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customize your school notebook…

School may be in full swing but there is still time to get creative with your school supplies! Using some basic sewing and crafting supplies you can customize your notebook into a fun one-of-a-kind classroom essential. Here is how to make your own….   MATERIALS/TOOLS: – Felt in sheets measuring at least 12″X18″ as well as […]