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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.
Craft a chill, casual look with this beachy tote! Fabric paint and rope accents mix with light, layered embroidery in this quick project.
Urban Threads Official Tee
Much like Urban Threads itself, the official swag is whatever you want it to be! Here's how to stitch your own UT T-shirt.
Design Muse - Heraldic Crest
Encircle a favorite symbolic creature in a frame of golden swirls. Here's how to arrange your crest designs!
Choosing an Embroidery Machine
So you want to get an embroidery machine? Awesome! Here are some things to consider.
Lace Accent Necklace
Craft a dramatic asymmetrical necklace using freestanding lace. Makes a beautifully dramatic statement, day or night!
Design Muse - 13 Design Trends
Discover lots of ways to make your embroidery more awesome! Create amazing new effects with your favorite designs
Design Muse - Making a Scene
Stitch a bold scene with uniquely extendable embroidery! Learn how to overlap and arrange elements to make a big splash.
Craft a big statement with flashy embroidery spelling out any word you please on a long pillow! Plus, lots more ideas for letters.
Design Muse - Freestanding Lace Applique
Dress up any project with lacy accents! Stitch lace separately, then hand-sew onto fabric to accent garments and more.
Stitch an army of plush friends with these in-the-hoop designs! Stitch and turn appendages separately for a smooth, polished look.
Design Muse - Pattern Repeat Hoodie
A light, repeatable embroidery design interlocks to form an endless field of kitties. Here's how to use it!
Rose & Bone Multi-Piece Cutwork Skull
Stitch a big skull with open, lacy areas, one piece at a time. Here's how to align and embroider this stunning design!
Design Muse - Stitching on Sleeves
Give yourself a thread tattoo with embroidery down a sleeve! Here's how to open up the seam and arrange your designs.
Design Muse - Any Design as Applique
Turn any light-stitching embroidery design into applique! Just stitch on top of a contrast fabric, then snip away the extra.
Lace Snowflake Lantern
Set a little LED candle inside this freestanding lace lantern, and make your winter decor a little warmer and prettier!
Pretty lace covers a cut-out shape in your fabric, surrounded by stitched details. Lovely on tops, dresses, and even decor!
Know what winter calls for? Fluffy yetis. Stitch up your own plush yeti ornament or toy in-the-hoop, complete with faux fur fabric!
Clockwork Snowflake Ornament
It's beginning to look a lot like ... steampunk! Freestanding lace and extra bling mingle to create a pretty mechanical snowflake.
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