Posts Tagged ‘machine embroidery’

Fridays At The Office

studio

We have a studio where we have a little janome for our tutorials, but today you get a peek at the real sewing room, with our four workhorse industrial machines that we share with EL to sew out all our samples. Each machine has its own name and its own personality. Some of them are quite the divas :P

Want more sneak peeks, office life, and behind the scenes? Follow us on Instagram at urbanthreadsemb

Urban Entrepreneurs – Puddin’s Retreat

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

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Puddin’s Retreat

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Keep pushing (which is posting on Facebook) or if you are on Etsy keep relisting; set yourself a weekly budget and do it. Just keep relisting/pushing or both on Facebook.

You can push on Etsy by re-listing a few item every day so it keeps your items near the top or the top few screens you look at, and post on Facebook at least twice a day with new pictures and also comments to keep the page looking fresh.

Also be confident about what you make, keep smiling and most of all don’t worry about other pages and that they are doing better than you.

Quick Pic – Cool Cat

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

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OK, so this kitty just made a Quick Pic appearance a couple weeks ago, but this is too sweet not to share! magnoliafly on instagram is too cool for school in her Hip Kitty tee. Neon-on-black really electrifies this design!

How are you rocking embroidery in your wardrobe lately?

Quick Pic – Soft Seas

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Quick Pic - Soft Seas. The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Such a gorgeous combination of embroidery and matching fabric from stitcher Angelsx4 on flickr. She grabbed one of the designs from the Tula Pink collection, and paired it masterfully with some of Tula’s fabrics. This is the perfect example of how embroidery and fabrics are a match made in heaven!

This certainly gets my gears spinning about projects for the new year!

Quick Pic – Arwen Dress

Inspiring ideas from customers!

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

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

Arwen Dress - The best and brightest ideas by Urban Threads customers from facebook, flickr, instagram and more.

We don’t usually do a double Quick Pic, but it’s totally worth it to see not only the gorgeous embroidered detail, but the full effect of this dress from instagram user gewandfantasien. The dress is made from dark red stretch velvet, and the embroidery (using the heraldic border and the mendhika hem flourish) along the neckline and the sleeves is done in silver and accented in glass beads and sequins. So glamorous!

Urban Entrepreneurs – Dirty Girl Designs

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

Highlighting stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items, and offer some wisdom about the realities of running your own biz.Dirty Girl Designs on Etsy

What’s the one thing you wish you knew when you started your store?

One of the things I wish I’d realized a bit more when I started Dirty Girl Designs was that keeping to a niche, if you have one, is crucial.

In crafting especially, we tend to be all over the place in our mediums, which is great, but I found sticking to a theme really helped me to focus on making things I really love as opposed to all sorts of things I’m making to just pay the bills.

So even now, I’ve slowly been rethinking what I sell, and how I sell it, and that even if I want to make purses, dresses, and lace all in one shop, those items have a way they connect to each other, and more importantly, how they connect me to my idea of what Dirty Girl Designs should be about, which is slightly naughty on occasion, and even downright risque at all times.

Urban Entrepreneurs – September Embroidery

Urban Entrepreneurs highlights stitchers who are combining their awesome talents and Urban Threads designs to make one-of-a-kind items and be their own boss. They also offer their own bit of wisdom about the realities of running your own biz!

il_fullxfull.609647762_cseiSeptember Embroidery on Etsy

What’s your best tip for getting better results out of your store?

Best tip–work those product tags! I am constantly changing and testing my etsy tags to get better results. My goal is to be on Etsy’s front page with every item.