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Request Fest Weekend!


Hey Urban Threadsters — Did you know you can request embroidery designs? It’s true! It’s part of the selection you can make in our contact form. Customer requests have turned into some very popular designs, like the ones pictured above. Want to see your idea in stitches?

Well, this weekend, we’re looking for 5 awesome design ideas for an upcoming release. We want your input! So this weekend specifically, send us an idea through the contact form OR leave a comment on this post with your design request! The team will pick 5 ideas from this weekend and previous requests and turn them into awesome upcoming designs. Remember, designs that will be popular for everyone (instead of a design specifically just for your pug named Sparky) are more likely to be chosen.

What are you waiting for? Leave your idea below in the comments, and you could get your dream design.

P.S.: Though we’ll be looking at comments from over the weekend, our request line is always open through that contact form. Send us a great idea anytime!

6 Stitchy Ways To Refresh Your Decor


It’s a new year … time for a fresh start!

Give your home a lift with chic and unique designs from the Fresh Start Sale! These designs are perfect for throw pillows, blankets, curtains, wall art, and lots more home decor. Want a couple of ideas on how to freshen up your space with embroidery? Try these 6 easy ideas you can try this weekend…


Get organized in style with a fabric-covered bulletin board.


Stitch a felt bowl to catch odds and ends near the door.


Stretch fabric on a frame to turn your favorite designs into wall art.


Layer and collage embroidery to make a postcard pillow.


Brighten up your space with a pretty patchwork throw from this pattern.


Light up your life with a lampshade covered with pretty embroidery.

Every design pictured on these easy ideas is on sale, along with MANY others — just $1.49 for each machine embroidery design, and only $0.50 for the hand embroidery versions.  Sale ends Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m., Central time — so go pick out your favorite designs, and make your nest the best it’s ever been!

New Collection – Snow Queen

With Christmas over, it’s easy to think the glamour of the season has passed. But winter has an icy beauty all its own, and the glittering edges of icicles and sparkle of snowflakes offer a cold beauty unlike any other time. Become the queen of the season and declare mastery over the cold with the new Snow Queen collection, perfect for adding that glamorous edge to winter gear.


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Stitch on jackets, hoodies, gloves and capes. Light stitching designs go easily on to all kinds of fabrics, and there’s even a sparkle of silver metallic to bring a bit of that icy light to the designs.

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For a limited time, get these lovely designs ON SALE through Jan. 19, 2014– just $1.49 for each machine embroidery design, and only $0.50 for the hand embroidery versions. Save even more when you order them all in a design pack; each size of the machine embroidery pack is on sale for $15, and the hand embroidery pack is only $4!

Visit the sale page to grab these new designs before the deal is gone.

A Gift To You – Free Downloadable 2014 Calendar!

Happy Holidays Urban Threadsters! Hopefully today you’re all cozied up with families and friends, but if you happen to be lazing on your couch surfing the internet, we have a little gift for you.


A free downloadable mini calendar! Yup, we want you to start 2014 off right. This little calendar prints out on letter size cardstock with two months per page. Each month has it’s own cute image from some of your favorite embroidery designs. Just print it out and cut it to size.


You can pin up each page as needed, or tie it together simply with a few hole punches and a little bow. Start your new year out right… with adorable FREE things!

Download your 2014 pdf calendar here, and hope you have a very happy holiday season and an epic new year, from all of us at Urban Threads.


The Giving Bunny Project – One Year On

It has officially been one year since we launched the Giving Bunny Project, and hundreds of comments and thousands of bunnies later, the project is still going strong, bringing countless little bundles of bunny joy to strangers all around the world. We had no idea when we launched this project just how big it would grow to be, and how strong it’s still going today!

What is the Giving Bunny Project? Well, it’s a worldwide collaborative group project designed to spread a little bit of handmade joy to total strangers. All you do is grab your free and totally adorable little bunny design, make a bunch, and leave them out with their little tags for strangers to find. You can read all about the whole project here.

Not long after it’s launch last year, the bunnies started spreading like… well, bunnies! Within a few months, the bunnies had literally taken over the world. That’s right, you guys got a bunny on every continent, including Antarctica!

Since then the bunny army has only continued to grow, popping up in countless countries and new places. They’ve made their appearances in care packages to soldiers, showed up in force to children’s hospitals, and hidden in corners in libraries, museums and schools.

You’ve made them by the dozens, even by the hundreds! You can see lots of examples by checking out all the Giving Bunny pics uploaded to our flickr group!


Their global march continues on! This is the map of all the bunnies one year later. You can click here to see the full interactive google map of ALL the bunnies around the world, and add your own bunny to the map.

The Bunny Project even appeared in print! A special edition of Made In Felt Magazine ran an article all about the bunnies and their adventures around the globe.

So, one year later and those little bunnies continue to bring joy to thousands by the hands of crafty and generous folks such as you. The holiday season is a perfect time to get into the giving spirit. Do you want to take part? The Giving Bunny project is always open, and the bunny will always remain a free design. Visit the original post to find out how to get started with your own bunny army. Many the bunnies reign for many more years to come!

The Epic Urban Threads Storewide Sale!


It’s big…it’s bold… and you know it doesn’t come around often. It’s the Urban Threads STOREWIDE SALE!!

It’s a giant holiday party, and you’re invited! Through Dec. 8, save on ALL Urban Threads embroidery designs and packs. Choose the perfect designs to craft delightful gifts, and even pick up a few treats for yourself.

Sale ends Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:59 p.m., so go ahead… GO SHOPPING!

New Baroque Noel Christmas Collection & FREE Bonus Printables!


Come in from the cold, build a roaring fire, and let the joyful glow of the Christmas season surround you. Yuletide decor will be magical with this glamorous new Baroque Noel collection of embroidery designs! Whirls of golden satin stitch are complemented by red accents, with delicate snowflakes in the background, bringing a fresh new look to treasured holiday motifs. These new machine embroidery designs are ON SALE for just $1.25 apiece, and the hand embroidery versions for only $0.50 each, now through Nov 17th.

Visit the sale page to get your collection!


Plus, as an extra Christmas bonus to you, order any version of the Baroque Noel pack and you’ll receive a special bunch of FREE bonus printables — gift tags, a gift box, and a greeting card.




This PDF printable pack will be added to your order history in a separate order after you purchase the Yuletide Revelry design pack on sale through Nov. 17 — enjoy these special extras along with this new, festive collection of designs! Want to get crafting? Grab your collection (and FREE printables) by clicking here!