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Embroidering on Hoodies
Get comfy with stitching on sweatshirts! Here's how to embroider this cozy classic.
Clear Vinyl Applique
Add a layer of dimension to your embroidery with this see-through raw edge applqieu technique!
Stitching on Burlap
Give your project a rustic feel by embroidering on burlap fabric. Perfect for the Holiday season, or any time of the year.
Stitching on Towels
Stitch your favorite embroidery designs on towels -- we'll show you how!
Take your applique projects to the next level with this 3D hot air balloon design. This quick tutorial shows you how to make it POP!
Designing a Quilt for Machine Embroidery
Never made a quilt before? No problem! We'll help you gather ideas, inspiration, and make a beautiful quilt.
Stitching with Glow Thread
Bring a little something extra to your embroidery with glow-in-the-dark thread! This tutorial looks at how to use it best.
Put a twist on applique embroidery! Cutouts in your main fabric allow patches to peek through. Here's how to use these special designs!
Stitching on Leather
Combine the rustic look of leather with the age old art of needle and thread into classy projects, with these useful tips and tricks!
Blanket Stitch Applique
With cute, visible stitches, blanket stitch applique embroidery designs craft a quirky, textural look! Here's how to put them together.
Using Alignment Stitches
Perfectly place the three sections of the Ascending Hawk design with spcial alignment stitches.
Thread Nesting and Tension
A little tension can be a good thing for your machine - find out how to troubleshoot these machine embroidery issues.
Preventing Thread Breaks
Thread snapping every time you try to take a stitch? Check your needle, thread, technique, and more to fix thread breaks.
Stitching Multicolor Lace
Freestanding lace gets extra fancy with designs specially created to stitch in multiple thread colors! Here's how to stitch 'em.
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!
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!
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.
Choosing an Embroidery Machine
So you want to get an embroidery machine? Awesome! Here are some things to consider.
The right match between designs, fabric, and stabilizer can help prevent shifting, gapping, puckering, and poor registration.
Stitching Freestanding Lace
Stitch lace designs onto water soluble stabilizer only, then rinse, leaving only stitches. Here's how to make lace designs look their best!
Preventing Shifting and Gapping
Stabilizing fabric well is the key to avoiding shifts, gaps, and puckers when you embroider your favorite designs.
Quilting with Embroidery Designs
Quilt through layers of fabric and batting with specialized embroidery designs that make the most of this textured effect.
New to hand embroidery? Here are some basics to get you started on transfering and stitching your pattern.
Printing & Using Placement Templates
Printing a copy of your embroidery design on paper can help with precise placement; here's how to do it.
Stuffies (In the Hoop - Stitch and Turn)
Here's how to assemble in-the-hoop stitch-and-turn stuffie designs, like this sugar skull pincushion.
Stitching Patch Designs onto Fabric
In-the-hoop patch designs can be embroidered directly onto fabric, with or without the applique. Here's how to do it.
Here's how to arrange your letter designs into a perfect phrase, with or without embroidery software.
Machine Embroidery Basics
Technique, skill, proper materials, and a fair amount of voodoo go into getting great machine embroidery results.
Printing & Stitching Dielines
Two ways to use the dieline file to create a perfectly shaped piece of fabric for applique and in-the-hoop designs.
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