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Thread Nesting and Tension
A little tension can be a good thing for your machine - find out how to troubleshoot these machine embroidery issues.
Sail away on this magical freestanding lace dreamboat. They are light, airy, and oh so cute to stitch!
State Love Pillow
Stitch up a pillow that keeps the places that matter to you close to home, using applique state outlines.
Restyle a too-big, outdated sweater into a beautiful fashionable piece using bold, colorful embroidery.
Make a beautiful and unqiue lunar scarf using light stitching moon phase embroidery designs and fabric paint.
Preventing Thread Breaks
Thread snapping every time you try to take a stitch? Check your needle, thread, technique, and more to fix thread breaks.
See the world in style! Protect your passport and showcase some beautiful embroidery with this simple-to-stitch passport cover.
Stitching Multicolor Lace
Freestanding lace gets extra fancy with designs specially created to stitch in multiple thread colors! Here's how to stitch 'em.
3D Lace Star Ornament
Light up your Christmas tree with a freestanding lace star ... or a whole galaxy! Here's how to stitch and assemble your celestial ornaments.
Photo Frame Ornament
Personalize your tree with a festive freestanding lace photo frame ornament! Here's how to stitch it up and add your favorite picture.
Instant Holiday Sweater
The classic holiday sweater gets a playful twist! Learn how to repeat and align embroidery designs to craft chic seasonal wear.
Lace Gingerbread House
Decorate the Christmas tree in yummy style! Two-color lace makes up an enchanting little gingerbread house ornament.
Craft an intricate gothic birdcage out of thread alone! Dark and dramatic for fall, or sweet for a wedding.
Pretty freestanding lace assembles to create a 3D pumpkin. Makes a cute battery tea light holder, or just an elegant fall decoration!
Heirloom Family Tree
Add as many leaves as you like to make this tree design as unique as your family! Here's how to put it all together.
Pocket Monster Tee
Craft a creepy-crawly surprise with tentacles peeking out of a pocket! Here's how to add the design under an existing or new pocket.
Fold-Over Button Pillow
Learn how to stitch this fancy buttonhole embroidery design, and show it off on a chic buttoned-up throw pillow!
Charm Stack Bracelets
Embroider a collection of tiny freestanding lace charms, then string them together into a fashionable stack of bracelets!
This dramatic fashion statement is so simple to make: stitch the freestanding lace, weave a ribbon through the middle, and wear!
Stitching Complex Designs
High stitch count designs can look fantastic -- but they can bring unique challenges, too. Here's how to stitch them beautifully!
Stitching Split Designs
Specially split designs let you stitch embroidery far beyond your hoop size. It's surprisingly simple -- here's how to use 'em!
Revamped & Recovered Fabric Shoes
Wrap beautifully embroidered fabric around the contours of your favorite footwear, and give new life to an old pair of canvas kicks!
Advent Calendar Bunting
Make the countdown to Christmas extra exiting with this advent calendar bunting, full of treats and ideas for celebration!
Flying Monkey Kids' Tee
So your favorite tot's a little monkey. Celebrate that mischievous nature with this adorable winged "little minion" tee!
Design Muse - Getting Glamorous with Embroidery
Who says embroidery has to be cutesy and kitschy? Here's how to stitch sophisticated looks for special occasions or every day!
How to Hide Stabilizer
Stabilizer is a must for good-looking embroidery. Here's how to hide the back of your stitching to make it smooth and wearable!
Design Muse Ink Without the Commitment
Craft your own tattooed cardigan with a custom collection of designs, merged into a sleeve that's uniquely you!
Split Applique Hoodie
Dress up a zip hoodie with a special applique design split down the middle! It's really simple -- here's how, step by step.
The Machine Embroiderer's Toolkit
New to embroidery? Take a peek inside the Urban Threads studio and find out what to stock up on -- stabilizer, thread, and more.
Little Gnome Plushies
Stitch an adorable gnome in the hoop, then turn and stuff! A second layer of applique fabric gives him a bright red felt hat.
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