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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a simple tea cup pin cushion 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 – well for the P&N team that really goes for all holidays and celebrations. We think it is the best kind of gift! It is always […]

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in your stylish craft kit: monica lee

Every month the P&N team looks forward to sharing the featured creative guest for our “In Your Stylish Craft Kit” column, but I have to say that I am extra excited by our guest this month – she is an INCREDIBLY talented creative entrepreneur and illustrator, founder and host of her web television show Smart Creative […]

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bunny ears diy…

We normally do not post on Fridays, but with the Easter holiday around the corner we could not help kicking the weekend off with another fun Easter holiday diy – bunny ears! They are a perfect addition to any Easter basket and even better wear them for the Easter Egg hunt. Rachel designed this diy […]

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making matzah covers….

Last Sunday the Pins & Needles team worked with a very special group of young girls on a Passover Mitzvah project. They all made Matzah covers that are being brought to Israel to be given to underprivileged families to help celebrate the upcoming Passover Holiday. Not only did the girls come together and spend time […]

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spring break camp…

Camp may be an official summer activity, but at Pins & Needles we think we can have camp anytime a year! Our most recent camp was for students enjoying time off from school for their Spring Vacation and WOW did we have fun and do lots of sewing and crafting! There were two week long […]

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beat the winter blues…

Is it me or is this Winter lasting forever?! Each day seems colder than the next.  Sometimes it’s hard to bundle up in so many layers and still look somewhat fashionable. That’s why I’ve decided to remind you of a great way to beat the Winter blues… At the start of Winter I  appliquéd letters and symbols to […]

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Spring 2014 Class Registration Open…

With only two weeks left of our Kids Winter Sewing & Crafting term we are gearing up for the exciting Spring Semester. As we continue to “craft” all the new projects we will unveil soon, we are pleased to invite students to join us! Registration is now open for Pins & Needles Sewing & Crafting Classes […]

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Pins & Needles Spring Break Camp & upcoming events!

It is hard to believe that with all of the snow we’ve been getting, it is actually almost SPRING!! In addition to the nice weather we are looking forward to, we also have tons of great things in store at Pins & Needles! First up, is our annual SPRING BREAK CAMP! Our mini sewing and crafting camp […]

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dream a little dream…

When it comes to snow days there are two types of people: those who sleep in all day cuddled in their beds dreaming of the beach and sunny summer weather, and those who use the time to get things done – – cleaning, cooking and if you are like the team at Pins & Needles SEWING […]

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a new take on silhouette pillows…

Over the holidays I made silhouette pillows of my nieces and nephew, Morgan, Skylar and Jett – it was one of my favorite DIY gifts. They were a big hit – my nieces and nephew sleep with them every night! I took a more untraditional route with the silhouettes and made them in bold colors […]