Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Color Inspirations – Royal Christmas

Try this unexpected but classy Royal Christmas color scheme out on your holiday embroidery designs.

In celebration of this week’s Christmas in July festivities, get classy with this Royal Christmas color scheme. If you’re tired of red and greens and nothing else for the holidays, try this festive scheme with a twist. Royal purples mix gorgeously with soft beige and golds, and give an unexpected but chic touch to Christmas designs.  See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Quick Pic – All I Want

Inspiring ideas from customers!

The best and brightest chosen from images off facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Embroidered Christmas Bag from Quick Pics - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

We’re celebrating a special week of Christmas in July here at Urban Threads, to get your mind churning about those piles of handmade gifts you plan to make! UT stitcher Maria Migal on Flickr knows just what she wants for Christmas, and just how to stitch it. She used this simple yet chic text design to make this lux bag perfect for the upcoming season. Christmas projects don’t have to be over the top. Sometimes something simple makes just the statement you’re looking for.

6 Last Minute Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the weekend before Christmas and you’re in a panic. You have all your big gifts done (maybe…) but all those little gifts for friends, coworkers and holiday hostesses are yet to be done. You need some ideas and you need them fast. Well lucky for you, here are six new quick-stitching Christmas embroidery designs and six easy DIY projects that you can whip through in a weekend, no problem.

bag

What’s cuter than a little stitched gift bag? A quick trip to your machine to add the design, and a few sewing tricks later, and you can fill this drawstring bag with all kinds of candies and goodies for any gift occasion.

Make it here.

card

Need something simple like a card, but still want to show you didn’t just run to the store? You can quickly stitch a card. No kidding! You just stitch it on some light fabric and then stitch it onto cardstock. It’s as unique and personal as you are. You could even make this as a matching card (with matching design) to another stitched gift, or just stitch it on its own. Try it in those sparkling metallics for an extra festive look.

Make it here.

cookies

Cookies! Everyone loves holiday cookies. Grab a jar and layer in the ingredients for some Christmas cookies. Then stitch this festive little bag cover and tie it all up with a cookie cutter. So cute and delicious!

Get the recipe and make it here…. (just skip past the ornaments part)

pillow

Want a big statement with a quick project? A pillow cover is much easier than you’d think to make. Grab a chic shiny silk or some soft fleece and stitch a merry design to warm up someone’s home. A quick-stitching design will get you through the project in no time!

Make it here with a zipper, or if that’s too scary, make an even easier fold over pillow cover here(jump to the end of each tutorial for pillow construction techniques)

scarf

Want an even easier gift, no tutorial required? Pick up a pretty scarf (something at least a bit sturdier than silk) and hoop it up with some tearaway stabilizer. Stitch your favorite light, festive design, and you’re done! Maybe you can even add your recipient’s initials to make it extra personal. Lots of machines have built-in alphabets, or you can use one of these. Simple and so chic!

warmer

Finally, want a little gift that’s perfect for everyone on your list, and easy to make a dozen in an afternoon? These adorable little pocket handwarmers are just simple stitched squares filled with rice and spices. They’re a gift that’s always appreciated on cold days and look just darling all tied up in a bow.

Make it here.

So there you have it. Six chic new embroideries designed to stitch quickly in time for Christmas, and six simple tutorials you can use to take care of those last few people on your list. You’ve got a whole weekend. Make yourself a mug of cocoa, and you’ll be done stitching in no time!

Psst… still not sure what to get someone? Everyone loves fluffy yetis.

New Baroque Noel Christmas Collection & FREE Bonus Printables!

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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!

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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.

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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!

Tutorial – Reversible Monster Tuque & Scarf Set

There’s a great tutorial by klixcreations over on Instructables on how to make these cool reversible monster winter sets using the Monster Factory collection.

The little ones will look extra adorable bundled up in these during the cold winter months! A last minute gift? You still have time!

Get the tutorial over on Instructables.

Easy Tutorials For A Handmade Christmas

Looking to whip up some handmade gifts this holiday season? Why not try one of these easy projects! Click on each image to go to the tutorial or use the link provided in each description.

Free gingerbread men design!

Make some adorable in the hoop gingerbread ornaments. Delicious looking and calorie free!

Norton's Hoodie

We shouldn’t forget about our furred friends this Christmas. Make your little furball a stylish dog hoodie from scratch.

Naughty or Nice?

Don’t have a stocking to fit your goodies? Maybe you’ve been a little naughty this year and you’re not expecting much. It doesn’t matter, with this furry naughty stocking your mantle can look good even if all you get is coal!

Upcycled sweater boots

Got tons of old sweaters lying around in your closet and can’t bring yourself to throw them away? Upcycle them into these super cute sweater boots to keep someone’s feet cozy this winter.

Feeling Toasty rice warming bag

Not cozy enough? How about this huggable heat pack that’s super “toasty”. It’s reheatable and easy to make by filling with rice! It also includes a super cute printable gift tag complete with instructions on how to use it.

Tired of hanging your candy canes up the old fashioned way? Why not make an adorable monster to nom on them for you and keep them safe. Yup, they’re super safe with him, I promise.

Do you know someone who’s always chilly around the house, wrapped in a blanket? Make their life a little easier with this super cute and stylish cozy winter wrap, which will let them cozy up but still use their arms!

Keyboard Cat

If you have a nerd or geek in your life who’s desk is in serious need of personality, make them this totally adorkable keyboard cat wrist rest! He’s like longcat’s nerdy cousin or something.

Finally, brighten up your tree with this lovely little Dala horse ornament, or give one to someone special! Handmade ornaments are a great gift and a fantastic memento from year to year.

You ready for the holiday season? Get your handmade Christmas going with one of these easy tutorials, or check out our whole tutorials section for tons of ideas!

New Coordinating Kawaii Fabric

Love our new Kawaii Christmas collection?

Grab the new coordinating fabrics from our Spoonflower store here, and stitch up a merry holiday season!