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New Lookbook

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May’s Lookbook is out!

Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed last month while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. The fifth issue of Urban Thread’s lookbook series is available through Issuu now! See all our past editions right here and never miss out on fresh inspiration.

April Lookbook

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April’s Lookbook is out!

Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed last month while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. The forth issue is available through Issuu now! See all our past lookbooks right here and never miss out on fresh inspiration.

Limited Edition BONUS Printables Party Pack

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Have you seen the new Patchwork Thicket embroidery design collection yet? An adorable collection of light-stitching, vintage-style woodland critters perfect for kids and adults alike. Created from customer requests looking for a non-holiday version of the Woodland Wonderland collection, these woodsy critters are meant to suit anytime… like a party!

In fact, these little critters are looking to throw you their very own woodland-themed party with limited edition Woodland Party Printables. All you have to do is grab the Patchwork Thicket pack through May 1, 2015, at noon Central time, and you get this full downloadable party pack for FREE!

These printables are designed for multiple party occasions, from a birthday party to a baby shower. A full set of fun matching accessories means with  just a few printouts you can pull together a coordinated pinterest-worthy party in an afternoon. So what’s included?

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Get your party started out right with these adorable standard size invitations. With both birthday and baby shower versions, you’re sure to find a card to suit your event.

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Bunting over a treat table or at the entrance to your party sets the mood! These little bunting tags are easily pulled together with rustic twine. Repeat your printable as many times as you like for woodland bunting that hangs everywhere you need it.

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Got lots of guests? Create simple place cards for each with these dimensional tags. Little log cards are accessorized with woodland critters. These are also great as tags to label food items or beverages.

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Of course no party should be without cupcakes. Printable cupcake wrappers also come with little toppers to really pull the whole theme together. You can even further enhance the theme by crumbling graham crackers and topping off with some chocolate for a delicious s’mores look.

Score these limited edition Bonus printables when you buy the new Patchwork Thicket Embroidery collection before May 1st!

Finally, these treat toppers are designed to hold a small s’mores set, perfect for that outdoor camping vibe. All you need is a pack of clear 4-inch treat backs and some s’mores supplies. Fill up each bag with some goodies, and staple the printable treat topper on top. These are great to hand out as favors at the end of your big celebration.

All of these are yours FREE when you grab the new Patchwork Thicket pack before the sale ends at noon on May 1! Don’t delay, because when these limited edition printables are gone, they’re gone forever.

Shop the sale now!

March Lookbook

Check out the new March lookbook for all kinds of inspiration and ideas for your next machine embroidery project.click here to flip through!

March’s Lookbook is out!

If you haven’t heard, 2015 now brings monthly lookbook catalogs. Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed, all while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. These catalogs will always be available, so you can look back as the year progresses and never miss the opportunity for fresh inspiration.

The third issue is available now through Issuu now! Plus browse January or February or subscribe to never miss a new lookbook.

New Wedding Lookbook

Urban Threads Wedding Lookbook - Crafty ideas to inspire your event

There are so many ways to incorporate personality and creativity into a wedding – and there are all kinds of ideas in the new Wedding Lookbook!

Check out the brand new inspirational lookbook out today, to see lots of gorgeous photos from our wedding photoshoot, and starring some of your favorite embroidery designs. Covering everything from the traditional to the offbeat in weddings, this lookbook is packed with designs, advice, and lots of crafty ideas to inspire your event! If you ever wondered how to incorporate your crafty hobby into your big day, how to stitch for guys, or what you can DIY for a totally unique wedding, this lookbook is for you.

Check it out on issuu here!

Be sure not to miss out on the last days of the Forever After Sale, to grab many of these wedding designs for only $1.49! Sale ends this weekend.

Winning Spoonflower Design & Contest!

*UPDATE – Comments have closed! Congrats to winners Pam and Penny — Spoonflower has contacted you both!*

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We have a winner!

In case you missed it, last month we held a special contest in collaboration with Spoonflower to have designers create a Steampunk Valentine themed fabric. The winner of that contest got a $100 prize AND a coordinating piece of their design turned into a fabulous machine embroidery design.

The winner of the contest was this amazing Steampunk Octopus fabric from designer Francesca Besso, and her two gear-loving octopi got turned into a colorful machine embroidery design, now available exclusively through Urban Threads!

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The design is available here in five sizes, with the 4″x4″ size available as a two part split so you can still create the full heart shape, as well as a hand embroidery version. To recreate the full heart colors like on the original fabric, we added a splash of red fabric paint behind our design on a pillow. It’s a big, bold steampunk statement perfect for valentines and decor alike.

As a special celebration of today’s launch of the Ocotpi in Love embroidery design, comment on this blog post before 11:59 p.m., Central time on Sunday, March 22, and tell us how you’d use this adorable embroidery design and fabric. TWO lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Spoonflower gift certificate each!

Comment below to enter, and be sure to check out the winning fabric over on Spoonflower, and the final machine embroidery design right here.

Congratulations, Francesca!

February Lookbook

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February’s Lookbook is out!

If you haven’t heard, 2015 now brings monthly lookbook catalogs. Catch up on all the designs, tutorials and inspiration you might have missed, all while browsing through gorgeous photos and easily accessible links. These catalogs will always be available, so you can look back as the year progresses and never miss the opportunity for fresh inspiration.

The second issue is available now through Issuu now! If you missed January, you can browse it here.