Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Color Inspirations – Vintage & Violet Radiance

Add some bold hues to your embroidery palette with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color inspiration.

This week, add some bold hues to your palette. Subtle vintage tones and soft whites get a bold swipe of color with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color scheme. This would really work with any vintage palette and suitably neon-bright tones, but there’s something wonderful about that blazing pink/purple combination. Add some sass to that class. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Color Inspirations – Vintage & Crimson

Try this bold and dark Vintage & Crimson color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Just because the season is spring doesn’t mean you can’t look to others for inspiration! This week, go dark and bold with this autumnal Vintage & Crimson color scheme. Soft warm browns give your design a cohesive vintage look, but the pop of bright red gives it unexpected drama. Stitch it on a sepia fabric or even applique some vintage lace behind it for an extra decadent look. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Get The Look – Juicy Couture Embroidered Velour Handbag

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I spotted this Juicy Couture Embroidered Velour Handbag awhile back while I was out shopping, and I had to admit it was tempting, even though I’m not usually much of a purse gal. The embroidery really looked lux against the black velour, and I thought it was a really classy look. Lucky for us, this combination is easy to get yourself!

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All you need is a black velour bag of your own. I spotted this one on ebay for $16. There are lots of great vintage handbags you can get online in all kinds of cute colors, or you can sew up one yourself! Then, just stitch a pretty crest design all in white, like this Unicorn Rampant design.

To make absolute sure lighter parts of your design don’t get lost in the soft fabric, you may want to top it with a light water soluble stabilizer you can tear away once your design is done stitching. Grab a cute matching charm and you’ve got a classy new purse!

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The inspiration of gorgeous all-white embroidery on a soft velour bag is all you need to dive into making a fabulous DIY custom version. Try this with all kinds of designs. Sometimes making your embroidery design all one color can really transform it into something chic and new!

UT Tutorial – DIY Charmed Tee

You’ve probably seen those cool printed faux necklace tees before. You know the cute ones that look like you have a whole bunch of  bling around your neck? I usually pass them by because they’re too expensive or they’re just not…quite what I’m looking for.

Well, we always know a custom DIY tee is always better! With today’s tutorial and a special charms pack, I’ll show you how to turn a plain tee into a charmed masterpiece with just a little bit of embroidery.

The best part about the Vintage Charms pack is that it gives you a huge impact even with a small hoop. These little charms are only about 2 inches high at the largest, and they stitch in a flash on all kinds of fabrics, even light drape fabrics like your favorite summer tee.

How do you connect your charms onto pretty stitched chains? Easy! It’s just a bit of freestyle machine magic.

Get the tutorial on how to make your charmed tee here.

Vintage Needlework Wedding Dress

Don’t have time to hand embroider a wedding dress?

Bring a little vintage nostalgia to your big day by incorporating vintage embroidery! Bride Frances cut the embroidery from vintage tablecloths and designed the dress herself. Check out the whole amazing wedding and more pictures of that gorgeous dress over on Love My Dress.

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UT Tutorial – Nursery Rhyme Plush Dolls

In love with our new Misfit Nursery Rhymes collection? Well we’ve got a fun way to really bring some characters from that series to life… as plush printed dolls!

We picked three of our favorite characters from the series and decided to so something extra special. We digitally painted and detailed three fabric doll patterns of Little Miss Muffet, the Cat and the Fiddle, and Humpty Dumpty for you to stitch together.

Have a peek at each design and their matching doll…

Each of the dolls is created with a basic simple shape that can be stitched together with ease, either in one big shape, or with the addition of simple legs for better articulation. Each doll design comes printed of a fat quarter size of fabric.

Want to learn how to put them together? First, grab all three at our Spoonflower store, then check out this tutorial for step by step instructions on how to put them together in no time, so you can pair them with your favorite embroidery designs and make the coolest decor accessories ever.

New Misfit Nursery Rhymes Collection, Handwriting Alphabet & Spoonflower Plush!

We are so excited to finally be able to introduce our brand new Misfit Nursery Rhymes Collection!

For those who loved our Dark Fairytales series, and our previous Primitives style series, this is like all of those combined in all the best ways. This series pulls together everything that was both cute and… lets admit it, a little bit creepy about the old vintage nursery rhymes. Wide eyed characters from all your favorite tales are rendered in a beautiful illustrative style that is perfect for kids or folktale lovers alike, stitched in vintage shades and with just that light twist of macabre we so love here at Urban Threads.

Featuring 9 of your favorite nursery rhymes, Mother Goose, the Cat and the Fiddle, Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Three Blind Mice, Little Bo Peep, Three Little Kittens, Jack and Jill, and Three Men in a Tub,  Each design also has a light stitching accent design featuring the name of each famous rhyme perfect for adding that extra touch to your series.

That’s not all that’s brand new about this collection though. In a fun first, we created three custom plush dolls to match Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, and the Cat and the Fiddle that you can get from our Spoonflower store!

Each doll was digitally painted for beautiful print detail that brings each character to life, and they’re quick and easy to assemble. Check out this post to see all the dolls and find out how to put them together!

Finally, you’ve been asking for it pretty much since we began, and certainly after our first Alphabet release… now the Handwriting Alphabet is here! Light stitching and whimsical, this new alphabet was designed to give your embroidered writing a natural, handmade feel. It’s available in 1 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch sizes for all your project needs.

If you’re wondering how to use our alphabets to create your lettered creations, check out this tutorial to learn about perfect placement techniques. They’re the perfect way to add a little ones name to your new nursery rhyme creation!

Pair your designs with a matching plush doll to create the ultimate gift set, or stitch just your favorite designs for one of a kind whimsical creations.

These designs are perfect for creating a whole set of amazing children’s decor!

Use your favorite stitched character paired with a framed version of their lighter accent piece for a look that can span the whole nursery.

4×4 versions of each design make them perfect for tiny accents like bibs and onesies, but each design is also available in big and beautiful 6×10 detail.

Just because they’re nursery rhymes doesn’t mean that everything has to be for kids! The slightly dark vintage style illustrations means they can make beautiful accents and pillows in any room of the house.

Of course, the easiest way to enjoy them all is to just frame up your favorite, and perhaps pair it with his matching doll. Either way these darkly whimsical designs are sure to bring tales of old back to life in a whole new light, and for a whole new generation of fairy tale fans.

So what’s the really good news? Well of course, they’re all on SALE now through May 20th 2012, with fantastic deals on individual designs and even better deals on packs. That sale includes both the Misfit Nursery Rhymes series and the new Handwriting Alphabet! The sale does not cover the dolls, as they are a special purchase through our Spoonflower store, but each doll only requires the purchase of a Fat Quarter of fabric to create.

So what are you waiting for? Go visit the sale page (or our Spoonflower store) and get shopping!