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T-Shirt Giveaway #2

*Contest is closed. Our randomly generated winner is comment #4, Melissa! Don’t fret! There will be three more chances to win a tee*

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s our birthday month around here, and we’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale (OMG go shop now!), but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We had our first giveaway Monday, this is chance number two!

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This rocking tee features a grungy graphic print of our new coloring contest freebie design, with the Urban Threads URL on the back. It’s bold and crafty and just a little bit punk, kinda like Urban Threads. So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by leaving a comment on this post telling us what your favorite Tutorial is on Urban Threads. In love with those sweater boots? Maybe you’re a big fan of upcycling things.  Leave it in the comments for this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time (that’s basically before midnight tonight) to enter for a second chance to win your own UT shirt! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks.

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

T-Shirt Giveaway #1

*Contest is now closed! Congrats to our winner comment number #200, Morgan! Missed it? Don’t fret! There will be four more chances…*

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Woo birthdays!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s our birthday month around here, and to celebrate turning the big 5 we’ve kicked off not only a storewide sale (OMG go shop now!), but 5 chances to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  Three this week with Monday (today) Wednesday and Friday, and two next week on Tuesday (our actual birthday!) and Thursday.

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This rocking tee features a grungy graphic print of our new coloring contest freebie design, with the Urban Threads URL on the back. It’s bold and crafty and just a little bit punk, kinda like Urban Threads. So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by leaving a comment on this post telling us what your favorite Category is on Urban Threads. This could be anything from a giant category like Art Styles, or something more specific like the Steampunk & Victorian section. What’s the place you find yourself visiting most? Leave it in the comments for this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time (that’s basically before midnight tonight) to enter for a chance to win your own UT shirt!

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

Pin It to Win It Pack Contest!

*EDIT – Contest closed! Thanks to all who entered*

We’ve got a fun and quick little contest for you this weekend that will see one lucky person WIN their favorite Urban Threads design pack! Yup, you can win a whole pack for free, any pack on the site, by taking part in the Pin It to Win It Contest, open through this weekend.

How does it work? Well, if you haven’t heard of it yet, there’s this pretty fantastic place called Pinterest that we love to hang out on. It’s a place where you can “pin” photos of all your favorite images of projects, ideas, and products that you want to share. We even have a Pin It button built in to all the products on the site!

So all you need to do to enter the contest is follow these easy steps…

First find your absolute favorite design pack you’d like to have that you don’t. You can look through them all by going here, or clicking the Design Pack link on the left nav of the Urban Threads website. The important part of this is that you can only pick ONE pack to pin. Once you have chosen which pack would be your fave pack to win, you can click that little “Pin It” button above the pack.

Pin a pack you do not already own! It would be silly to get it twice.

If you have an account already, a little window will pop up. If you don’t have an account, you’ll be asked to make one. It’s super easy and you can even do it through facebook or twitter.

Pin it to any board to like, but make sure somewhere in the description you add the hashtag #myfavoriteembroidery. It can say other things, or say just that, but make sure you have that hashtag on there! That’s how we can see you’ve entered.

Once you’ve added the hashtag, click the “Pin It” button.

Then, go to your Pinterest account or board and MAKE SURE the pin showed up with the hashtag! Sometimes it takes a couple of minutes, but you’ll want to make sure the pin worked. You should see it on your board like so. That’s it! You’ve entered the contest, and if you win, you win that pack!

Now, this is important. Don’t pin more than one design pack with the hashtag! You can pin as many designs, packs, and projects as you like from the site, but only pick ONE to have the #myfavoriteembroidery hashtag on it. Multiple entries will not be counted, so play fair!

Always wanted the Evenfall Lace pack, but just weren’t sure if you were going to use it? This is the perfect time to pin it and win it for free! Maybe you wished you had gotten the Parisian Love Letter series on sale and you’ve been waiting for another chance to grab it. Pin it and it could be yours!

This contest is open from now until Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at noon Central time. That means you have all through the weekend and even until lunchtime Monday to choose and pin your favorite pack. Once you’ve pinned your entry into the contest, have fun pinning other designs, tutorials or inspiration to your board for later use! Pinterest is totally fun and way addictive, and it’s a great way to share what you love with the world and discover new things!

So remember, pin ONE pack, with #myfavoriteembroidery before lunchtime on Monday to enter, and one lucky person gets their pack for free.

Happy pinning, people!

Costume Contest Finalists

The costumes are in and the entries are incredible. Looking through this gallery has been so much fun, and SO hard to pick our favorite ten. So many of you went above and beyond with stitches and lace, making these designs your own and really going crazy with them. Well, here for you today are your ten finalists, chosen by the UT gang. Please scroll through them all and enjoy the embroidery eye candy, and then vote for your favorite at the poll at the bottom.

Voting is open now until Sunday 11:59pm central time. You have all weekend to vote, so take your time, look em over, and pick your favorite! I know, I know, it’s not an easy task.

So, without further ado, here are your ten…

A gorgeous steampunk costume from Stitch Couture. She used the western Steampunk Raven on the back, designs in the Clockwork Magic series, and a few Clockwork Natura Feathers on the bodice.

Dress for a costume ball by Anke the Wolff, in Holland. She is, aptly, a werewolf, with a baroque wolf design embroidered on the front, and the lace rose choker design repurposed for the cuffs and around the dress. Love.

Winter Elf costume by the always stunning Liddy from Holland. She reused pieces from the lace snowflake crown design for this Russian kokoshnik (headpiece), as well as the costume’s cuffs. “without it, the winter elf costume would not have this ethereal Russian feel to it,” she writes. Gorgeous!

Dana’s stunning steampunk witch costume made with Simplicity pattern 2207. She used the Steam Motif Butterfly multiple times, the Clockwork Magic Raven on the back, and the Cobweb Choker to round out her witchy steampunk ensemble. I’m totally digging the Ghastlies fabric.

Ivy Frozen made this rad anatomical dress for a Haunted Halloween Carnival Dinner meet up. She used the designs from the Anatomy Design pack all around her skirt, and they are just perfection with those tights. How cute is this dress?

A stunning steampunk costume by Mariah, sewn from the same Simplicity 2207 pattern as our steampunk witch! She stitched her dress in blue crepe back satin with the Regal Mini – Fleur de Lis embroidered on the collar, and the Clockwork Magic – Pocket Watch on home-sewn white spats. Tiny Lace Top Hat features matching trim from the skirt and the same buttons used on the spats. Just gorgeous.

Donna created this costume for her son so he could be Ezio from Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Lots of embroidery on this carefully crafted costume! She used the Celtic Heart in repetition to amazing effect all over the costume, then mixed in some Celtic Majesty Ravens, and the Celtic Cross on the main piece, and the Celtic Majesty Cross on the red cloak.  This, my friends, is how you prove machine embroidery is boss to teenagers.

Pennie’s husband dressed as Edgar Allan Poe, with the Wordy Bird design on the back of the jacket and the Baroque Skull on the cravat. She went as the Raven to match. Fancy!

An excellent dia de los muertos character from yourky, stitched with the Flowerered Skull Border on the tee. Man, that’s a kid who knows how to be a sugar skull.

Finally, this amazing steampunk Tinkerbell costume by Julie. She utilized the Steampunk Gears all over, from on the pouch to used as freestanding designs on the wings. Then she added a Steam Motifs Compass Rose as a finishing touch. Enchanting!

 

There you have it ladies and gents. Get voting! Remember, you only get to vote ONCE. So choose wisely.

*EDIT – Voting is closed! Thanks for taking part. Our winner is Enzo from Assassin’s Creed!*

 

Urban Threads Costume Contest 2012

It’s that time of year again…

Yup, the embroidery machines are a-whirrin’, and a chill is in the air. It’s time for Urban Threads’ annual Costume Contest!

The contest starts Monday, Oct. 1, and ends Oct. 31, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. Central time. Your costume can be from any time (meaning it doesn’t have to be a Halloween costume), but cannot have been previously entered in last year’s contest.

How do you enter? Just take a photo of your awesome costume that features at least one Urban Threads design. Costumes may be for people or pets! You can then either email your photo to contest@urbanthreads.com or upload it to the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag utcostume2012. Remember to get your photo entered before the witching hour on All Hallows’ Eve!

We’ll choose our 10 favorites to be finalists, and post those 10 to voted on BY YOU the weekend after Halloween. So, what goods does the lucky stitcher get?

A $50 UT gift certificate and their very own Craft Bunny!

(woot!)

Looking to get inspired? Check out the amazing entries from last year.

Good luck and happy stitching! Last year was amazing, and I cannot wait to see what you cook up this time…

It’s Not About Age It’s About Attitude – Freebie & Contest

So, there’s a deep, dark secret that we’d like to let you all in on…

We get a lot of email from folks confessing something to us. They tell us, in hushed tones or conspiratorial emails, that actually, they’re NOT twenty- or even thirty-somethings that everyone would have expected of UT customers. They are in fact unassuming mothers or grandparents or great-grandparents who, for one reason or another, actually really like skulls, or Sinbonnet Sue, or are just secretly sick of teddy bears.

They tell us this in emails, in quiet. I think it’s because they imagine that they must be the only ones their age who thinks this. But you know what we’ve discovered in four years of doing alternative designs?

Age ain’t nothing but a number. It’s all about the attitude.

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Forget all your assumptions about what “kind” of person these designs are for, because you know what? We may be the pirates of the embroidery world but we’ve discovered a whole lot of swash and buckle on the high seas, and it’s all kinds who make great pirates.

You are all ages, all types, all backgrounds, and we’re here to prove it. Or rather, you’re here to prove it, and show just how awesome and varied you as customers can be. Feeling like the only grandma who likes embroidering steampunk? Think you’re the only embroidery guy out there? Wonder if sometimes you’re the only punk kid working an embroidery machine? Not so. You have found your people here, I promise, and we’ll show it AND give you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate just for sharing how awesome you are.

First, download this awesome new freebie. It’s yours whether you want to enter the contest or not!

If you want to take part in the contest, show the world that alternative stitching is for everyone, AND get a chance to win a $25 Urban Threads gift certificate, just stitch this freebie on anything of your choice, and take a photo of you rocking your new stitches, with a rock hand or a thumbs up!

Niamh - Age 27, Collector of Fanged Bunnies & Embroidery Evil Genius

You can show your pretty face, or crop it out if you’re shy, just make sure we can see the design and your hand. Then, please share with us your first name and your age, and any other fun details you want to share that make you unique!

You can upload this photo to our flickr group and tag it “ut_attitude”, or email it in to us at contest@urbanthreads.com and we’ll upload it for you!

Four lucky stitchers who enter will be chosen randomly to receive a $25 gift certificate. This contest is open for three weeks, so you have from now until June 19th at 11:59pm to get your photo in to enter.

Let’s show the world that skull lovers, steampunk stitchers, and alternative crafters come from all kinds, and prove that stitching is more about attitude than it is about age.

Grab your freebie and get stitching!

Exclusive Poster Giveaway – How Machine Embroidery Designs Are Made

*UPDATE – Commenting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who took part! Winners coming soon*

When this little number showed up all about how machine embroidery designs are made, many of you asked for it in poster form, and we had to agree that would be pretty awesome.

Well this is the day you’ve been waiting for, because in today’s contest we’re giving away four professionally printed full color posters of “How Machine Embroidery Designs Are Made”, an exclusive you won’t find anywhere else!

All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post telling us what part of the machine embroidery process from the poster you think is the most important (gnomes? monkeys? diet coke and sprinkles? I bet it’s the tiny tacos…) and you’ll be entered to win one.

Then sit back and start planning where you might put this big and beautiful 48 inch poster in your crafting room, and then start planning for all the weird looks everyone’s going to give you for it. Don’t worry about it. They’re just jealous they don’t have a Steampunk Bacon Cat.

Today’s contest is open from 10 am to 10pm US central time. What are you waiting for? Get commenting!