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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heart patchwork pillow diy…

Each semester the team at P&N plans for a simple and FUN pillow for our students! For this term our creation is a “Patchwork Heart Pillow”. Not only is it a great way to use up scraps it’s also perfect timing with Valentine’s Day around the corner – make one for your favorite Valentine! Here […]

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winter gloves with a pop…

As the temperatures drop here in NYC, many of us have pulled out our hats, gloves, cowls…anything to keep us WARM! We have been having a lot of fun “making” our own chic winter accessories at P&N! We even brought back a favorite from last year – the “fun” mini appliqued gloves… They are so […]

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kicking off 2015 with a “crafty” book signing…

We are “sew” excited to kick off 2015 with a book signing and celebration for our friend Vera Vandenbosch’s latest book, “Scraps: Stylish Stash Fabric Crafts to Stitch” . Scraps is bursting with fashionable and unique jewelry, accessories and home décor projects to make from your treasured fabric scraps, leftover gift ribbons, old t-shirts and outgrown jeans! Enjoy […]

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Happy Holidays!

 The Pins & Needles team wishes you and your family the happiest of holidays and New Year! Thank you for helping us to make 2014 another inspiring, creative and FUN year! Please note our holiday hours: Monday, 12/22 – OPEN Tuesday, 12/23 – OPEN Wednesday, 12/24 – CLOSED Thursday, 12/25 – CLOSED Friday, 12/26 – CLOSED […]

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Colleen’s Quilted Stocking DIY

Christmas stockings represent so much of the tradition of the holidays – – they are often passed down from generation to generation. Why not start this tradition for your family with a stocking you have made by hand. I love the idea of a making something that could be enjoyed by many year after year […]

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12 days of giftmas…

Many of you are probably in full swing with your holiday shopping!! In the spirit of the holidays we present you with “12” of our most favorite “creative and crafty” gifts… First…Knot & Bow packaging – – the “chicest” stocking stuffers around…also the perfect way to add a bit of “WOW” to any of your gift […]

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a holiday garland DIY

What better way to celebrate the holidays then with our P&N community! This past Saturday we had our first Holiday Crafting Open House in the new studio. Our guests made holiday cards, ornaments, wrapping paper, garlands and more. The shop and studio was not only filled with kids and adults crafting away, our hand-made holiday […]

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my trip to marrakech with amy butler…

Morocco had always been on my bucket list of places I have wanted to visit so when Amy Butler sent out an annoucement for her “Ya Salam Adventure” in Marrakech I jumped on the chance to sign up!! What could be better than seeing one of the most colorful and inspiring places in the world […]

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p&n holiday advent calendar…

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. The P&N team has been talking about their personal memories of the days leading up to the holidays…some with handmade advent calendars, some trimming the tree with heirloom […]

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our P&N family to yours! We are so grateful to our creative community for your continued support and always inspiring us! THANK YOU!!! Please note our holiday hours: Thursday, November 27th – CLOSED Friday, November 28th – CLOSED Saturday, November 29th – OPEN – 10:30am – 5:00pm  Sunday, November 30th – CLOSED […]