T-Shirt Giveaway #4 – It’s Our Birthday!!

*Contest is closed! Congrats to comment number #26 Lauren! Still one more chance to enter on Thursday!*


It’s our birthday month around here, and today, it’s really our 5th BIRTHDAY! WOOT! We’re giving you a chance to not only celebrate with a BIG storewide sale, but a chance to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees!  We’ve already had three awesome chances, this is chance numbah four to snag one of these beauties!



So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by telling us what your favorite single design is on Urban Threads in the comments of this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central time. Remember, that does NOT include packs like the whole Dark Fairytale series, but you can tell us which individual design from that pack is your favorite. Maybe you have a specific steampunk design you always go to? Leave it in the comments before tonight to enter! Please leave just ONE comment per person, thanks. Feel free to throw a little happy birthday jingle in as well 😉

Ready? GO! And be sure to celebrate 5 awesome years  (AS OF TODAY!) of alternative embroidery by shopping the ENTIRE collection on SALE for a limited time!

P.S. – Don’t forget, you’ll have one more chance this week to win a shirt if you miss out on today. Also, I know it’s mean to make you guys pick just one design. Call it tough love 😉

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126 Responses to “T-Shirt Giveaway #4 – It’s Our Birthday!!”

  1. 1

    I love the Thorny Tangle design. It was so difficult to choose just one design! Whenever I make a shirt with one of your designs it gets a lot of positive feedback. Keep ’em coming!

    Vicki L

  2. 2
    DK says:

    Definitely Steampunk Sinbonnet Sue

  3. 3
    jan says:

    it’s pretty impossible to pick one favorite design….but with the nautical theme being kinda popular i do love the sink or swim anchor! and i love this tshirt!!!

  4. 4
    Tracy says:

    Would LOVE to rock this t-shirt with this cool design!!

  5. 5
    Krys says:

    The raven freestanding lace mask. I’ve made 6 different variations, and all get complements.

  6. 6
    Sheryl says:

    Runs with Scissors…always!!!! come on #3 wants to WIN!!!

    • Sheryl says:

      oh wait now I am posted as 5!!! what ever my number…me,me…pick ME!!! heheheh

  7. 7
    June says:

    The Dr.’s Tardis, of course!

  8. 8
    Kari says:

    Treble Chaos is probably my favorite individual design. Happy 5th Biiiirthdaaaaayyy, Urban Threeeeaaads…..Happy Birthday to yooooouuu! And thanks for the awesome half off deal!!

  9. 9
    Paulette Scott says:

    All of them! the more I look the more I have to save up to get them all…

  10. 10

    So many to choose from! Right now I’m definitely loving the Elven Court Knotwork Corner! Finishing up a couple cloaks with it on the corners and it looks beautiful!

  11. 11
    Rachel Connors says:

    argh i have to choose??

    Clockwork Natura Tree or The Seven Seas – Dragon Tattoo…

  12. 12
    ida lively says:

    Quirks and Sass!!

    The derby girls LOVE it stiched on to totebags. 🙂

  13. 13
    Erika says:

    The Skully Gamer is my favorite. Being a mother of boys, its been hard to find embroidery that speaks to the mother of future men. I’m not the type to put them in a smocked and embroidered john john and knee high white socks. (I think I threw up a little just typing that!) So one day I encounter UT and was immediately inspired by, well, everything, but the Skully Gamer is my absolute favorite. It has allowed me to add some extra awesomeness to their lives without them rolling their eyes at me, and I can sleep well knowing I got to embroider something not embarrassing for my kids.

  14. 14
    Christi says:

    The greenman. It was one of the first designs I did.

  15. 15
    kbo says:

    I just sewed out the Earth Tree twice onto a wristlet handbag. It is my current fave. But the magical ride is a very close second.

  16. 16
    Patti says:

    If I have to choose, I would say my fav is the Doodle Bunny. However, There are so many designs that I love on your site. “Good Job” keeping it current and relative!

  17. 17
    Michele N says:

    At this point it would have to be the Evenfall Lace Choker, I have recently stitched the whole thing & just parts out multiple times making necklaces and other jewelry. Although I also love the clockwork snowflake which I purchased but haven’t sewn out yet.

  18. 18
    Jenny Page says:

    The Giving Bunny….without a doubt the handsdown favorite, because it brings me such JOY to share them with other people!

  19. 19
    timewrinkler says:

    Really Really hard to choose! I’m going with: “Sewing is Sexy”!

    ♫♬♪ ♭♫♪♬♪ Happy Birthday to Youuuu….. ♭♫♪♬♪ ♭♫♪

  20. 20
    Theresa says:

    I love the parisian Butterflies i have the set that it comes from….it has so many possiblities love the whole blame set ..but if i have to pick one it would be the butterflies…the t-shirt that your giving away is AWESOME would be honored to wear it

  21. 21
    Kaino says:

    love the Firebird (UT6218)…. i hope have this design as a tattoo one day…. =)

  22. 22
    tricia hardin oneill says:

    Florophone – Love it!

  23. 23
    Wendee G says:

    Sinbonnet Sue – Crafty

  24. 24
    Kim G says:

    I love the Tiki design. I hope you guys have some more Tropical designs soon. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday!!

  25. 25
    Kara Mueller says:

    swooping sparrow. First and still favorite.

  26. 26
    Lauren V says:

    Bahahaha… Chuck the Cheerful Viking!!!! He makes me happy!

  27. 27
    Candace Henderson says:

    I have used Vintage Fleur de Lis several times and it is awesome!

  28. 28
    Drue says:

    I would pick one of the ecliptic constellation designs but they’re too big for my machine, so I will say Little Red Riding Hood from the Dark Fairytales.

  29. 29
    Kris says:

    It’s a tie between the delicate skull and tthe baroque Punk skull.
    I use both of those quite a bit!

  30. 30
    Cathy says:

    Your Tree of Life. Easily the design I’ve stitched out most from UT.

    Happy Birthday UT team! May there be many more years to celebrate ahead! 🙂

  31. 31
    Jessica says:

    My favorite is definitely “Poe Cameo”. I’ve added it to bright and cheery prints on wristlets and purses for that perfect little bit of quirky amusement.

  32. 32
    Susan Read says:

    “Book Love” is my favorite…but I really love them all! Happy Birthday!

  33. 33
    laura-ann says:

    the painted phoenix – it reminds me i can do anything and that when i really mess up i can start over.

  34. 34
    Simone says:

    Haunted Mansion is one of my absolut favorits

  35. 35
    Denise carpenter says:

    My favorite go to design is the raven sitting on top of the heart. It’s a combination of edginess and a bit of a comfort zone. Everyone who sees this design ohhs and ahhhhs. And requests one sewn on a old or upcycled jacket, or a pair of jeans. It’s very difficult to choose, but the raven on top of the heart makes it easy.

  36. 36
    Chelsea says:

    This is like asking what child is your favorite! I think I have to go with Skully Stitcher because it’s the first thing I ever made from the site!

  37. 37
    Giliell says:

    OMG, that’s sooooo hard
    Going by the simple logic that my favourite design must be the one I use the most it is the Baroque Punk Swallow

  38. 38

    The Parisian Bee is One of my favorites. There are way too many that I love, to choose only one, but I get a lot of compliments when I use this design or any of the French/Parisian designs I’ve purchased from you.This is always my go-to site when I’m looking for something contemporary and different. You never fail me ! Great job to your staff ! I wish you continued success

  39. 39
    Sally says:

    Love the dark fairytale Little Red Riding hood design. I have a bright red winter coat, so everyone calls me little red riding hood when I’m wearing it 🙂

  40. 40
    Leanna Chidester says:

    Steampunk Alchemy Caduceus
    Beautiful design:)

  41. 41
    Mary Markowski says:

    Today, the you are my sunshine design. Bc it reminds me ofy dad singing to my baby sister many years ago.

  42. 42

    Happy birthday UT! 🙂
    My favourite design is Spooky Boy. He’s going to be my next tattoo (after my first gets done in July of my scavenger ragdoll hehe!) with a “J” in the balloon that he holds to represent my Little Man. I love that little dude to bits. Thanks for all the rockin’ threads! 🙂

  43. 43
    Christina Reitz says:

    My favorite would have to be the Celtic Majesty Lion…it is amazing on so many different projects, and is simply stunning when stitched out on dupioni silk!

  44. 44
    Cheryl says:

    Sugar scull pin cushion for me, the first one i ever purchased 🙂

  45. 45
    Jerrilyn Robinson says:

    Today, my favorite is REPRESENT. I did this design over and over for my darling grandsons and it always looked fresh. No baby stuff for my big guys. Love your designs. If you ask me tomorrow, it will be from the dark fairy tales……;)

  46. 46

    Quirks and sass is my favorite!!! It is my motto and I have it embroidered on my nursing bag.

  47. 47
    Addrienne says:

    Omg! You want me to choose just ONE!! How will this be possible!?! While I love so many, here lately I have fallen in love with the FSL top hat! I have gotten addicted to making them! Especially since Michael s has a new feather line that are perfect for the hat! I have them in practically every color!! lol My daughters LOVE wearing them with me too, I made them each one as well! It’s so much fun for our princess tea parties! And so much cooler than a crown!!

  48. 48
    Anna V says:

    I love the De Los Muertos Owl Embroidery, so cute!

  49. 49
    Jan in SoDak says:

    Dia de los Muertos, or Toro Muerto (actually I love all the los Muerto’s designs!).

  50. 50
    Karen says:

    Zombie Kitty!!!!!!He’s just so cute……

  51. 51
    Tracy says:

    Some Assembly Required is one of my favorites! I have used it on t-shirts and as a patch on jeans 🙂

  52. 52
    Christiane says:

    The Blue Box 🙂 the Police Box is my alltime favorite!

  53. 53

    Dear Urban Threads
    Your designs turn heads

    They’re a pleasure to stitch
    With ne’er a glitch

    So many times your Union Jack and Roses
    Has dressed me stylishly from head to toeses

    With love and a Happeeeee 5th Birthday to you!

    Linda xxx

  54. 54
    Debra Spencer says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, I really love “morning monster,” but all of the other guys too! (that’s as clever as a jingle can get for me in the morning!)

  55. 55
    Anna Busch says:

    My favourite is the “steampunk phoenix”. And, besides:
    Haaaappy Birthday! The world of embroidery would be pretty dull without you…

  56. 56
    Debbie Bogenschutz says:

    Wordy Bird!!!!!!

  57. 57
    Patti V says:

    My favorite design is the Mendhika Peacock. I love all the Mendhika designs, but that one is special.

  58. 58
    Ceola says:

    So hard to pick one design, but I chose one that has been a fav of mine since I found UT a few years ago: Fae Flight (Wing pair)

  59. 59
    Amy says:

    One of my favorites is the Merry Monster!

    I love in the hoop projects!

  60. 60
    Cinnamon Chaisson says:

    definitely ‘sewing is sexy’, my favourite passion

  61. 61
    MelodyJ says:

    My favorite is Draping Decadence. I love the necklace design.

  62. 62
    GuidingDuck says:

    My current fave is “Pretty in Punk”. My daughters are into My Little Pony right now, and I want to hand embroider this one onto a hoodie for my girls!

  63. 63
    Melissa S. says:

    It’s very hard to choose just one, they’re all amazing, but I think right now my favorite is Red Riding Hood.

  64. 64
    Christina B says:

    Red Riding Hood from the Dark Fairytale collection (UT3562).

  65. 65
    Brenda says:

    Every time I go onto your site, I find a new favourite design. Since I work with a dog rescue, my current fav is the Crazy Dog Lady. I have stitched the 5×7 size onto white denim in black thread for a pillow – it looks stunning! I also added the small size onto a polo style shirt and have plans to use the larger size on the front of a tshirt for a fellow friend in rescue.

  66. 66
    Beth says:

    Police box! so badass I put it on everything

  67. 67
    Doris says:

    Flirtatious Felicity is one of my favorites. She embodies the Steampunk Style.

    Happy Birthday to you!

  68. 68
    Frankee says:

    I absolutely love all the day of the dead designs and skulls! A lot you find seem more mocking of the culture whereas y’all’s are respectfully representing the culture.

  69. 69
    Brenda says:

    I love the ninjabread man. I have lost count of how many towels I have stitched it on for gifts!

    Happy birthday- hopefully many more to come. I love your stuff!

  70. 70
    Phyllis says:

    My favorite has got to be the Tardis (police box) design.

  71. 71
    Mitzi says:

    the light-style antique sewing machine

  72. 72

    Steam Motifs – Butterfly UT2356 has got to be my most (current) favourite 🙂

  73. 73
    Gemma says:

    I love ‘I Want To Believe’ – one of the cutest things I have ever seen!

  74. 74
    Tina W. says:

    “In Soviet Russia, machine embroiders you!” cracks me up!

  75. 75
    Christina says:

    My (4yr old) daughters fav is the skeleton kitty as she calls it!

  76. 76
    Adair says:

    Right now I am loving birds (and flowers, and…). I am in love with Tea for Two. Thanks for the chance!

  77. 77
    Amy B. says:

    Impossible choice, as moods change daily and a range of designs is needed to fit my many moods. But the one I’m always in the mood for is the Police Box. :>

  78. 78
    Danielle F. says:

    My favorite design is definitely Sewing Schematic! Happy Birthday! 🙂

  79. 79
    Allison says:

    I love the Light & Shadows Swallows. I have it on my apron I wear to ‘work’ all day.

  80. 80
    Jean C says:

    I love the “dream” design! But there are sooo many AWESOME designs. Thank you for sharing your talents! Happy Birthday Urban Threads!

  81. 81
    Jasmin says:

    I love the Steampunk Koi.

  82. 82
    Stef says:

    Zombie Kitty! It’s so cute and the colors are incredible!

  83. 83
    Rebecca says:

    It’s gotta be the Mr. Behr applique! It’s so adorable and I love the re-spelling of the name too! Happy birthday UT Gang!

  84. 84
    sommerkind says:

    It’s hard to pick just one, because my favorite changes all the time. Right now it’s the Delicate Peacock Design

  85. 85

    The Fiery Phoenix! Because it was my First…embroidery design I bought from Urban Threads, 3 years ago. Your site was love at first sight. Thank you.

  86. 86
    Ruth says:

    My favorite is Autumn Treatise–I did it in greens and browns by hand, and it was really pretty.

  87. 87
    Jennifer W says:

    I love the glass slipper from the fairy takes pack. I’ve make a tote with it and put it on the back of an altered hoodie.

  88. 88
    Patt says:

    I love “I Read Banned Books” – books are a huge part of my life and when I was a kid, my parents let me read whatever caught my interest. So, I inadvertently read some banned books! I have used this design on gifts, love it!

  89. 89
    Sherri says:

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on the success of your business. My favorite design(so far)is the Elven Court Crescent Moon. I wish you continued success.

  90. 90
    Sherri says:

    Happy Birthday! Congratulations on the success of your business. My favorite design(so far)is the Elven Court Crescent Moon.

  91. 91
    Elaine Budner says:

    Parisian Roses is my favorite!!

    Happy Birthday!
    joyeux anniversaire
    feliz cumpleaños

  92. 92
    Karen Brannam says:

    Happy Birthday. My favorite has to be the Giving Bunny. I have abandoned many bunnies around Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Mexico. Although I also like Flower and Feathers Flourish. I made a headpiece for a favorite bride with it.It is second choice!

  93. 93
    Carol says:

    I love airship captain. Looks great on a jacket, purse or t shirt.

  94. 94
    Diana says:

    Happy Birthday! I have had a lot of fun emptying my pocket book over the last 5 years! My favorite, wow hard is a hard one, but I would have to say the Rose Nouveau. It is the one I use the most. (It looks great on my favorite jeans, at least that is what my hubby says!)

  95. 95
    Tam says:

    Yorick. A purchase I am justifying by putting it on a scarf of my friend who just got her doctorate in literature. Yes, Yorick is technically Hamlet, but for me it screams Poe, and then I’m using the Tentacle Corners to invoke Lovecraft. But definitely Yorick.

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    Shannon C. says:

    the firebird! I actually stitched two of them this weekend…

  97. 97
    Kendra says:

    I love the mendhika medallion

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    Lisa Parr says:

    Baroque Punk Dragon — I love all “things” dragon.. they are great protectors

    Thank you for the BEST Designs on the best site…

    I literally tell everyone about you “guys”

    Congrats on another birthday 🙂

  99. 99
    Dee says:

    It’s JUST NOT FAIR making me choose only ONE as a favorite! I just finished a project for my sister (who loves to read vampire novels…). It’s a book cover with the vampire hunter’s kit on the back and the “bite me” on the front and a couple of bats thrown on too. It looks great on black fabric. There are so many other projects I’ve used your designs on & every one has been loved & appreciated by friends and family to whom I’ve given them as gifts.

    I really LOVE all the designs. & I love the “GIVING BUNNY” too, as Jenny Page noted above, because it truly does bring smiles to those who “find” the bunny!

    Every time I think about a “favorite” another design pops into my head & I say to myself, “Yes! That’s a favorite too!”

    So, I’m going to go with the Anatomical Heart (#UT1481) just because I’ve used it more than once. There are so many “faves” I never want to do the same thing twice….. 🙂

  100. 100
    Wendy Wiggins says:

    The painted fox is my favourite. He’s elegant and foxy!

  101. 101
    Jodi W says:

    It is so hard to narrow down my single favorite design. I think my most favorite is the Intertwined and how love can grow to such great depths.

  102. 102
    Jacki says:

    I love “If by different, you mean awesome” because it so applies to both my kids. They travel their own path, but they are awesome! 🙂

  103. 103
    Rhonda H says:

    So difficult to choose just 1…Stitch-a-holic. Love the design on the t-shirt.

  104. 104
    Sarah S says:

    2013-05-28 22:04:14’Armed & dangerous’ is one of my favorites!

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. 105
    Miricle says:

    It’s damn near impossible to pick a single favorite but I’m going to go with “Cameo Mori” for now.

  106. 106
    Lisa says:

    I love the Flying Monkey. It makes me smile every time I look at it!

  107. 107
    Allison says:

    Current favorite is “Dirigible” in the Steampunk collection. But ask again next week and it might be different! So much fun stuff here!

  108. 108
    Jane says:

    I think the one I’ve used the most is the Hand Made hands…. but my favorite is the Poe Raven…. I’ve done it on at least ten t-shirts, and even one for my nephew on his work jacket…. black on red looks amazing…. it’s a winner!

  109. 109
    Callie says:

    Of everything I’ve stitched, probably the Dark Fairytales Little Mermaid. That said, I am looking for something I can put the Elven Court Crescent Moon Curve on…

  110. 110
    Tina E says:

    Without a doubt the baroque punk wolf!

  111. 111
    Tegan says:

    The Wordy Birdy has been a design I always lusted over.

  112. 112
    Alexis says:

    I think my new favorite is DREAM – it’s just so dreamy. I can imagine it on pillowcases, or a throw pillow for the couch, a t-shirt, anything! Happy Birthday UT!

  113. 113
    Deanna Mason says:

    I absolutely love the painted flowers.i have stitched them in so many color combos and everytime they look comepletely different.And they were a freebie of the month. i gobbled them up!!thank you very much!

  114. 114
    carmen says:

    the calavera!

  115. 115
    Nikki W says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

    Pourin’ One Out is my fave!!

    Always get a ton of compliments and comments when I someone sees that stitched out on something!!

  116. 116
    georgia says:

    right now I am loving all the “word” designs. “dream” and “we are stardust” are at the top of my list!


  117. 117
    Pam Cadle says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY UT!!!!! My favorite design is the tiny zombie

  118. 118
    Valerie Elbel says:

    My favorite design is the Clockwork Magic Pocket watch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  119. 119
    Tammie Wallace says:

    This was the toughest one yet, but I would have to say my favorite design is the doodle sun.

  120. 120
    Jessica Van Wechel says:

    My favorite design is Abducted.

  121. 121
    tina ellis says:

    happy birthday UT! I love you guys!! Thank you for making such hip designs! My fave right now (note the “right now” lol) is the Steampunk Rayguns. They look super cool!

  122. 122
    Becky says:

    I like wordy Bird.

    Happy Birthday to Urban Threads,
    You keep me from going to bed.

  123. 123
    nancy gaudette says:

    Parisian butterfly

    They say it’s your birthday! It’s my birthday too, yeah! (Not really, but that’s how the song goes) Happy birthday to you!

  124. 124
    Missy K. says:

    Ahh. The tough decisions in life. I like the skelegnome. Though anything with skeletons is always awesome.

  125. 125
    Lholy-chan says:

    Hope it’s not too late to take part! It’s too hard to choose one absolute favorite, but one design I’ve really loved from the moment I discovered your site is “Winged Beauty”. It’s elegant and feminin and poetic. And it speaks to the sewer in me, of course. Love it! I still haven’t found the perfect project to showcase it but I will. Thanks for the giveaways!