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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more handmade gifts for mother’s day…

We will soon be paying tribute to all the mothers in the world and there is no better way to celebrate than with a gift you have made yourself – as we often say for all holidays and celebrations – – we think it is the best kind of gift! It has become a tradition […]

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a handmade mother’s day…

With Mother’s Day around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what the best way to tell your “MOM” I love you – we think you will agree that the best gifts are always those that are handmade especially for MOM!! A simple and quick gift using a little felt, glue, thread and a […]

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hand-stitching inspiration…

One of the best parts of having a passion for creativity especially in the world of sewing and crafting is there are so many ways to express yourself and endless projects to make – well at least the team at Pins & Needles finds their list of projects constantly growing! Recently, many of the crafty […]

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kids spring sewing project preview…

We are “sew” excited to be kicking off our first week of our Children/Teen Sewing Classes this week. Everyone is back from Spring Break and ready to get stitching!! Here is a preview of some of the exciting projects we have in store for our fabulously creative community this semester! Key Fobs and Bag Charms […]

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curious jane is coming to P&N…

Let’s empower girl’s to get CREATIVE!!! Join us for an exciting FREE workshop P&N is hosting with our friends from CURIOUS JANE! The CJ team has a growing community of inquisitive, confident girls who like to make things! Check out their website to learn more here. They have created exclusive creative kits and their magazine Curious Jane Magazine […]

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get stitching for Easter…

Looking for a creative way to get stitching for the holidays…of course as it is with all of the holidays there are endless ways to do so…from sweet gifts, decor or just expressions of the particular holiday. Our animal pillows have become a signature at P&N and one of the favorites is the bunny! With […]

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tooth fairy pillow d.i.y…

When I was little, my mom made me a special pillow to leave for the tooth fairy…I wish I had a photo, but I can remember it was a purple fabric heart with eyelet trim and a small little pocket in the back for my tooth! It meant a lot to me – – it was […]

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what’s better than BOWS…

We have been getting a lot of requests for creative materials and projects with bows…fabric with bows on it, adding bows to projects, pretty ribbon to tie bows and more. We know “BOWS” are trendy in fashion, but they are also a favorite at Pins & Needles! Since bows seem to be top of mind […]

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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 […]

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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 […]