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T-Shirt Giveaway #4 – It’s Our Birthday!!

*Contest is closed! Congrats to comment number #26 Lauren! Still one more chance to enter on Thursday!*

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It’s our birthday month around here, and today, it’s really our 5th BIRTHDAY! WOOT! We’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale, but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve already had three awesome chances, this is chance numbah four to snag one of these beauties!

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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 telling us what your favorite single design is on Urban Threads in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. Remember, that does NOT include packs like the whole Dark Fairytale series, but you can tell us which individual design from that pack is your favorite. Maybe you have a specific steampunk design you always go to? Leave it in the comments before tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks. Feel free to throw a little happy birthday jingle in as well ;)

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

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll have one more chance this week to win a shirt if you miss out on today. Also, I know it’s mean to make you guys pick just one design. Call it tough love ;)

T-Shirt Giveaway #3

*UPDATE! The contest is now closed. Congrats to comment #119, Cheryl!*

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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’ve had our first few giveaways this week, this is chance number three!

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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 browsing these customer featured projects on the Urban Threads blog and leaving a comment telling us which one is your favorite. Featured projects are exceptional customer creations we highlight on the blog from time to time. There have been everything from amazing steampunk creations to a step by step breakdown of how to make embroidered shoes. Tell us what your favorite customer featured project is (remember this is NOT one of our regular tutorials!) in the comments of this post by Sunday at 11:59 p.m., Central time to enter for your third 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!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll also have two chances next week to win a shirt, starting Tuesday, our official 5th Birthday!

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!

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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…