Rachel Low’s mission is to make sewing and crafting simple, stylish, and fun. Rachel has always loved exploring her creativity. In particular, she loves to sew, embroider, and craft, all of which she learned from her mother.
When she grew up, she worked in the corporate world. It was exciting. She worked with incredibly creative people, got to wear sophisticated clothes, and traveled all over Europe and Asia. She explored museums, flea markets, and many unique shopping areas around the world. That made Rachel more passionate about arts and design.
When she got the chance to change careers, she decided to do what she loved—sewing and crafting. That’s how she came to open Pins & Needles, a modern sewing and crafting boutique and studio. After opening the shop she discovered that her community of like-minded creative people included a new generation of girls who wanted to make beautiful things, too.
Rachel says the best part of her job is guiding and teaching the young girls who take classes with her. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to nurture them. It led her to write this book to reach more future designers, artists, makers, and style icons. She wants to encourage girls to create, have fun, and feel good about what they can do and what they can make. Time and time again, Rachel hears from parents that she has given a tremendous gift to so many girls. What could be better?
Rachel lives in New York City with her dog, Molly.
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Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion