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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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 […]

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“create” some holiday cheer…

You are invited to celebrate the holidays in the new Pins & Needles Studio…come join us on Saturday, December 6th for an afternoon of stitching and crafting! Join us anytime between 2pm – 5pm to make handmade ornaments, cards, wrapping paper and more! There will be sweet treats and lots of creative fun! This event is […]

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Colleen’s thanksgiving table turkey DIY

We are beginning to feel the excitement brewing for the holidays and first up is Thanksgiving! I certainly don’t need a special day to eat more than I should but I’m always thankful for the excuse! I have memories of my mother always putting together the most beautiful table for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Beautiful flatware, […]

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sweatshirt upcycle diy…

Many months back I had picked up an over-sized sweatshirt that I had been inspired to “up-cycle” – – well I actually have a lot of “up-cycle” projects on my list but this one moved to the top of the list since I also thought it would make a great project for the Fall Class […]

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happy halloween…

We hope that you had the chance to get creative this Halloween – – we did and so did many of our clients and students! From making their own costumes…to decorating for their “Spooky Bash” to customizing their very own Trick-or-Treat bag this Halloween was not without some stitching and crafting! Since we know one […]

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looking for last minute costume ideas…

Halloween is less than a week away…are you still deciding on your costume? Need some inspiration? Here are a few quick and simple costume ideas to make…   These onsie costumes take no-time to make. All you need is a blank onsie, some felt, basic sewing supplies and stencils. The ideas are endless – we […]

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bats, ghosts and monsters…oh my!

It’s been spooky here at Pins & Needles! Halloween is almost here and we’ve been decorating up a storm. You’ve seen the spider webs, spooky silhouettes and sugar skulls…now we have these adorable finger puppets. Clarence the Bat and Haunter the Ghost. Boooooo!! This Saturday, October 25th, join us to create your own Halloween companion […]

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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 […]