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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kids summer sewing…

Do you have a budding fashionista or a child who just LOVES being creative and sewing?  Join us at the Pins & Needles Studio for a summer full of creativity! Our summer camps and workshops focus on the fundamentals of sewing and creative expression. Elements of the fashion design process are included as well as […]

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come celebrate the new p&n…

We are so pleased to announce that the new face of the Pins & Needles Boutique will be ready to be unveiled in a few short weeks! To celebrate the fresh new look we are having a PARTY!!! And you know how we like to have parties especially CREATIVE PARTIES! So stop by on Saturday, […]

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a year since the GIRL’S GUIDE TO DIY FASHION launched…

I can’t believe it has been a year since the official launch of my book…Girl’s Guide to DIY Fashion: 5 Outfits to Design & Sew…how quickly time goes by and what an amazing year it has been and continues to be. It may have launched last May, but the support and excitement continued well beyond […]

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p&n boutique is getting a new look…

Recently the Pins & Needles Boutique had a flood and although we were sad about the damage it caused to the space we are “SEW” excited to share that the boutique will now be getting a brand NEW LOOK! The boutique will be closed for a few weeks, but our kids classes and lessons will still be […]

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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 […]