Gift Guide – The Bibliophile

Wondering what to get that book lover in your life, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The Bibliophile Embroidery Gift Guide

Intellectual BadassGilded Heraldry Dragon + Fabric book cover tutorial  | I Like Big Books | Dark Fairytales Collection | Nevermore Lace Bookmark  | Booked Up – Reading is Sexy  |

Read up on some great ideas for the holidays! Bibliophiles rejoice with ideas and designs for book bags, totes, literary quilts, fabric book covers, bookmarks and more. Dream up something for yourself, or make that new gift extra special for the book lover in your life.

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See a new gift guide every week through the holidays for fun ideas on what to get or make for everyone on your list!

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Gift Guide – The Kitchen Maven

Wondering what to get that kitchen wizard in your life, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The Kitchen Maven Embroidery Gift Guide

Happiness Is Homemade  |  Bakers Gonna Bake   |  Stupid Dishes  |  La Dolce Vita  | Bitchin’ in the Kitchen + potholder tutorial  |  Kitchen Engravings  |

Cook up some great ideas for the holidays! The kitchen is a great place to add a splash of personality, and there are lots of fun kitchen designs you can add to aprons, potholders, towels and more.  Whip up something for yourself, or make that new gift extra special for the kitchen maven in your life.

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Color Inspirations – Luster & Tarnish

Natural colors come to life in vivid jewel tones with this Luster & Tarnish color inspiration.via tumblr

Natural colors come to life in vivid jewel tones with this Luster & Tarnish color inspiration. The beauty of fine things made rougher with age still doesn’t dull their splendor. Add in a warm wood tone to counter the lush cool colors and bring it all to life! See how it compares to the original.

Which to you prefer?

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Gift Guide – The DIY Fashionista

Wondering what to get that ultra fashionable DIY person this holiday season, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The DIY Fashionista Embroidery Gift Guide

Flash Stitch Collection  |  Ghost Baroque Skull  | Baroque Punk Revolvers  |  Inked Alphabet  |  Nauticus Anchor |  Dia de los Muertos  |

We’ve got you covered with all kinds of ideas you can make as gifts, or designs that are perfect for fashionable accents. Try out embroidery on purses, jackets, scarves, jeans, sweaters and more! There are so many ways and so many designs to suit a DIY Fashionista looking to craft up something chic. Inspired to craft up something for the holidays? Check out a few of these tutorials for fun fashionable ideas that make great gifts.

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Color Inspirations – Coffee Break

Warm your projects up with this Coffee Break color inspiration.via tumblr

Warm up with this week’s Coffee Break color inspiration! Warmer browns evoke the soothing coffee and tea breaks on cold days, while the bright teal keeps it fresh. Pick a cozy background fabric like a flannel to really bring home the warmth of the season! See how it compares to the original.

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Gift Guide – The Crafty Punk

Wondering what to get that alternative crafty type person this holiday season, or thinking about your own list to Santa?

The Crafty Punk Embroidery Gift guide - ideas for the alternative crafter!

Make  |  Knit Fast Die Warm  |  Craft or Die  |  Seamstress Collage  |  Drop Dead Fred  |  Crochet Sleeve  |  Skully Knitting + needle roll tutorial  |  Darnknit + tote tutorial  |  Sugar Skull Pincushion + plushie tutorial

We’ve got you covered. Everything from sassy craft sayings to tattoo-inspired craft sleeves will bring joy and crafty tidings to your resident Craft Punk. If you’re crafty yourself, you can make them a cool embroidered hoodie or craft tote, or perhaps some alternative pincushions for their sewing room. If you’re looking to buy, why not send them a gift certificate so they can grab these crafty designs for themselves!

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Top 10 Costume Contest Finalists – Vote for your favorite!

 -THE CONTEST IS CLOSED! Scroll down to see the winner-

The moon has set, and the leaves have fallen… but there’s still a little bit of spooky glamour yet. Today we reveal the top 10 2015 Urban Threads costume contest finalists! There was of course, much debate in the office about the amazing entries, but luckily for us, it is now up to YOU to vote to pick the winner of this contest and the $50 Urban Threads gift certificate.

Scroll through these amazing ten finalists and find out a little about each, then vote for your favorite at the bottom. Don’t wait — voting closes Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon, Central time! The winner will be announced Wednesday and contacted via email. Once you’ve voted, be sure to check out ALL the amazing and crafty entries into this year’s contest right here.

 

Here are your top 10 finalists

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by Annemieke

Dress by Annemieke, using the Elven Court collection to full effect. Gorgeous!

by Jeanelle

Amazing couples costume by Jeanelle. She also used the Elven Court collection to create the amazing gentleman’s coat.

by Nancy

Stunning costume by Nancy, using 10 individual UT embroidery designs in the project! Her costume includes designs from the Steampunk Alchemy collection, keyhole on the corset, All Seeing Eye on the holster, Tentacles and Kraken on the inner front skirt, and the Mermaid Cameo on the back of the outer skirt. She finished it off with the Lace Rose, Lace Feather and Steampunk Lace Choker as accents to make her Steampunk Gunslinger come to life.

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WINNER! Congrats to DonnaMichelem, who created another amazing Assassin’s Creed costume for her son, DustynLayne. She used many designs from the Gilded Heraldry collection, as well as some damask designs. “This costume I started on October 1st, and is made out of pure suede and love,” she said. She hand-dyed the repurposed leather herself, too. Amazing!

by Brittany

Brittany stitched up this amazing swashbuckling jacket, featuring bold use of the tentacles design.

kitsune by Emily

Inspired by the Kitsune design, Emily crafted this foxy costume, using some cherry blossoms and moons. The kimono, ears, and tails are all made by hand!

by Tam for Jack

Tam made this”Sir Awesome” knight costume for her son Jack. Too cool.

by rachel

An amazing Steampunk Matador costume by Rachel, featuring lots of embroidery, from a steampunk heart, gears and sleeve, and a steampunk steer design. She writes that costume was designed to pay homage to the man whose kidney saved her life. She was initially told she could not go on the waiting list, but fought for her care. As she says, this costume is “to recognize that there will always be a bull to fight and you should never, ever, ever, ever give up!” Read the full story here.

by Mariah

Mariah is back again, crafting these amazing costumes for Krusher and Flynn — Krusher is the lion tamer, and Flynn is an adorable circus lion. The embroidery included is from the Cirque Noir collection, and a tiny lace top hat to make these outfits complete!

by Jenny

Traditional style matador costume by Jenny, using many designs from the Gilded Heraldry collection, and a few from Elven Court, all done in rich reds and golds.

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There you have it, your top ten! Choose carefully, and please only vote once. Remember, voting closes Tuesday, Nov. 10 at noon, Central time, so vote now. Thank you to everyone who entered — we’re so inspired year after year by all your amazing costume creations. Urban Threadsters are certainly the craftiest bunch!

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