Posts Tagged ‘decor’

New Kawaii & Tattoo Christmas Collections

Just can’t bring yourself to stitch another plain ol’ Christmas design?

Bring some personality to the season with these two new collections you won’t find anywhere else – Kawaii Christmas and Tattoo Christmas! Whether you’re into the super SQUEE side of cute Christmas, or you’re looking for the dark side of Santa, one of these collections is sure to bring something new to the holidays. Plus, they’re both ON SALE for a limited time, now though Dec. 16 at 11:59 p.m., Central time.

Visit the sale page now!

Want to punk the halls a little bit this year? For some, skulls in Santa hats and tattoo sparrows is just the way to celebrate the season. Check out the new Tattoo Christmas collection!

 

Maybe you’re more into the super cute side of Christmas, but less kittens in sweaters and wooden knick knacks, and more SQUEE faces and Japanese inspired cuteness. Elves, santa, bunnies in bonnets and all kinds of Christmas goodies are ready to decorate your tree or light up your holidays. Check out the Kawaii Christmas collection here!

Thinking you want more than just ornaments? Any design can be stitched as a regular applique too. Check out this tutorial to see how to easily use them both ways!

So no matter your tastes, light or dark, naughty or nice, you’re sure to find something to delight in, and something new to stitch (finally!) this holiday season.

Want even more reasons to shop? How about a Christmas Bonus!

Through Dec. 16 at 11:59 p.m. Central time, place an order of $25 or more. (Fun fact: that’s the exact combined total of the sale-priced Tattoo and Kawaii Christmas machine embroidery packs) After you place your order, you’ll receive an email with a super secret code good for $10 off a future order. $10 off a $10 order? Yup, cool by us. $10 worth of free designs from Urban Threads! You may earn only one $10 code, and you must use it by Dec. 31, 2012, or you’ll lose it.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the sale page and get shopping! 

New Yuletide Revelry Collection

Christmas may seem a long way off to some, but if you’re going to get stitching this holiday season, now’s the time to get started! Nothing brings new life to your holiday gifts and decor like the new Yuletide Revelry Collection, showcasing elegant, painterly motifs that can be layered and combined to create graceful, colorful designs.

Everything from bold Christmas motifs to elegant accents let you embroider endless coordinating creations. Practice laying out your favorite designs in overlapping patterns like we did in this tutorial, and make yourself a classy Yuletide pillow like the one above.

Bold colors don’t always mean heavy designs! Even though these designs have a lot of stitches, they’re layered with open fill techniques to mimic the whimsical qualities of painting, and it helps keep them lighter for more projects and more kinds of fabric.

Hand designed lettering lets you add all kinds of holiday wishes to your projects. Try out this tutorial to embroider on fabric and turn it into a custom card!

You can choose from various holiday greetings all laid out in beautiful handwritten script. Add a couple of coordinating flourishes to bring the whole thing together.

These designs don’t have to just be for decor. You can use them to stitch up gorgeous gift bags. Just check out this tutorial for an easy how-to on stitching up simple pouches great for all kinds of holiday goodies.

Angels, holiday bells, and backgrounds of holiday music or lyrics bring the season out in bold style and light stitches.

Want even more of a handmade touch to your creations this season? You can stitch up this in-the-hoop gift tag. Leave it as is or even learn how to tea stain it using this tutorial on how to assemble it all together.

On everything from gifts, to home decor, to bringing a little holiday glam into the kitchen, these designs are versatile enough to work for any Christmas project you can dream up! Tea towels, aprons, napkins, pillows, blankets, gift bags… anything and everything can be embroidered to bring new holiday cheer!

Plus, if you’re looking to really coordinate your sewing fabrics with your favorite new Christmas designs, we now have new coordinating fabrics available from our Spoonflower store! Grab the big and beautiful Vintage Yuletide fabric (left) or the bright and cheery Yuletide Wishes fabric (right) with elegant handmade script and pretty snowflakes.

Combined with your new embroidery designs, you can create totally matching creations that blow away anything you could buy in a store. Order it today to give yourself time to stitch up all your Christmas creations!

Even better, when you order any version of the Yuletide Revelry design pack through Nov. 18, you’ll receive a special bunch of free bonus printables – gift tags, a gift box, and a greeting card. These printables will be added to your order history in a separate order after you purchase any version of the Yuletide Revelry design pack.

Still not enough Christmas joy? How about all these embroidery designs are on sale through November 18.

Grab them up and get stitching — after all, Christmas is only 45 days away!

UT Tutorial – Lace Spiderweb Doily

Haunt your house with this new design! Grab this lace spiderweb design, and then check out this tute to learn how to assemble the pieces into the creepiest of doilies

Yup, we can even make doilies a little punk. We’re special like that.

DIY Cross Stitch Everything

I might becoming a little paranoid about this after too much internet lurking, but I swear little embroidery gnomes are going all around the design world and punching little holes in things to embroider everything. Seriously, after featuring this embroidered cuff last year, I’ve been seeing cross stitch-able items all over the darn place…

Stitch light from LampGustaf

Embroiderable iphone case from Connect Design

Embroiderable pendants from Panduro Hobby

Embroidered furniture from Gan Rugs

DIY cross stitch cup from Industreal

Embroidery artists have long been drilling holes into things to embroider the previously un-stitchable, like this example or this one, but now companies are just saying “the heck with it” and drilling holes in their own darn stuff. No home decor or accessory item is safe. Anyone else spotted those wayward gnomes drilling into something else I missed?

Tutorial – Halloween Lanterns

Creative stitcher Giliell is getting into the Halloween spirit! She created these amazing embroidered Halloween lamps from our Illusion Skull, Ravens & Pumpkins, and Raven’s Claw Tea design (along with many others) for a set of glowing Halloween lamps.

Even better, she’s sharing a tutorial! It’s in both english and german, and it’s very easy to follow along, so grab your favorite Halloween designs and get stitching.

Get the tutorial here.

UT Tutorial – Lace Chandelier

Looking to glam up your next party? Nothing says classy like a chandelier. Especially one doused liberally in glitter.

Yup, you can stitch this! Just grab the freestanding lace design here, and then check out this tutorial on how to put it together and glam it up for your next occasion. You can skip the glitter if you choose, but I think having perpetually sparkly hands also adds to the class, don’t you? Darn skippy.

Embroidered Screen Door Tutorial

Aesthetic Outburst might have tried it once already, but it looks like the idea was just too awesome not to get bigger and better… the embroidered screen door!

She took her original idea and ran with it in a full tutorial as part of a new book titled You Are Awesome. My brain is feverishly trying to find a way to expound on that title without using the word awesome. It’s failing. I’ll get back to you on that.

Lucky for us, she shares the full tutorial and template over on Design*Sponge today! Check it out over there.