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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.

January Lookbook

Get ideas to inspire your winter stitching and see all you might have missed by flipping through the January Lookbook!click to flip through!

Loved browsing our previous Lookbook for ideas and inspiration?

Well now you can get fresh new ideas more often! Introducing our monthly lookbook catalogs, released at the end of each month. 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 first one is available now through Issuu now!

 

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays everyone! We’ll be back to our usual shenanigans on Friday, but first we’re off to eat too many gingerbread cookies and drink too much Bailey’s. In the mean time, you can keep yourself occupied by browsing around some fun sweater ideas on sale and plot some projects for the new year, now that the holiday madness is finally tapering off.

C’mon, you know you totally want to make your own custom dinosaur-unicorn-robot sweater. Who wouldn’t?

Costume Contest 2014 – We Have a Winner!

And the winner of the Urban Threads 2014 Costume Contest, as voted on by you, is …

…this dazzling Sim Sin’karaleth (or the Hedgehog) gown by Angemessen! It was made as a LARP costume for ConQuest of Mythodea, and it was showcased to stunning effect. Embroidery was combined with beading on the bodice to give it that royal, metallic edge.

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Thanks to everyone who shared your amazing embroidered creations! There were SO MANY stunning entries this year, and we wish we could give prizes to all of you. Keep rockin’ on with your crafty selves … we can’t wait to see the costumes yet to come!