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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summer vacation and happy 4th…

  The team at Pins & Needles will be taking a little break from blogging to enjoy the 4th of July holiday and the fun of summer with our family and friends. We will be back posting on Thursday, July 24th. We hope you have some fun plans as well! Please note our summer schedule […]

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P&N’s first student fashion show…

We are so proud and excited to share the first fashion show a group of our students put on for their last day of class! The girls came to us and asked if they could use the P&N space to host the event and we jumped on the chance to be a part of it!Not […]

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“hot” turban head wrap DIY

As the summer weather heats up it seems that everyone is always looking for a way to avoid a bad hair day, beat the hot temperatures and look fabulous at the same time! We think the perfect solution is a chic summer hair accessory that you have made! Today we share how you can make a […]

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chic summer flip flop diy…

With tempuratures rising and summer in full swing it seems everyone’s go to shoes are flip-flops. Take your basic flip-flop and turn it into a fun chic sandal with some scraps, a few rhinestones and a glue gun! Check out the how-to for you to create your own! MATERIALS/TOOLS: Pair of plain flip flops Fabric […]

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ready for sewing camp…

Pins & Needles’ Summer Camps officially started last week with our Sewing Boot Camp where the students made tote bags, pajama shorts, zipper pouches and more. Today marks the beginning of our week long mini sewing and crafting camps! We have so many great projects planned. First up is the patchwork ‘Memo Board’ – a project we found in […]

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY weekend…

Pins & Needles would like to wish all of the fathers out there a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!! Here’s hoping that you recieve a ton of hand made gifts from the heart!! Here are some of our favorite past projects to help inspire you to make the perfect gift for your perfect dad! …& don’t forget […]

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spring semester 2014: a look back…

Another semester has come and gone! As always we are blown away by what our students sitch up and even more how they individualize it with their personal style! We are so proud of ALL our students as they continue to be super sewing stars! It is always so inspiring how the students match and […]

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tons of NEW fabrics!!

We are so excited about all of the things happening this summer at Pins & Needles! At the top of the list, are all of the new fabulous fabrics that have been arriving daily! We have prints from Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Cloud 9, and Dear Stella, just to name a few!! They will be online […]

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summer eyeglasses case D.I.Y

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly either leaving my glasses somewhere or rummaging through my bag looking for them – especially my sunglasses! To help make sure I know where my glasses are I decided to make a special case for them. Not just your basic one – I wanted it to […]

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highlights from spring quilt market…

Twice a year anyone that has anything to do with quilting and home sewing gather together to check out all the new fabric, thread and other goodies that will be available in the coming months. It is a mix of fabric and notion manufacturers small and big, craft book publishers, pattern designers and of course sewing […]