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LOOKBOOK FRESH IDEAS IN MACHINE EMBROIDERY

GET INSPIRED

Make These!

ORGANIZE YOUR STUDIO REFRESH YOUR LOOK WITH STITCHES TRENDS IN EMBROIDERY: MONOGRAMMING FEATURED CUSTOMER CREATIONS

TURN YOUR FAVORITE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS INTO PLUSH CREATIONS +9 other tutorials!

Hot & New Embroidery

COFFEE GOODNESS VINTAGE STYLE GIRL POWER COLOR EXPLOSION WARM THOUGHTS VOL 2

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This Month’s Edition

It’s a new year, with new possibilities for your embroidery! Catch up on the latest collections, try out new and simple tutorials to bring your favorite designs to life in new ways, see what stitchers like you are up to, and get inspired by new trends for the new year!

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Check out some fun and easy tutorials to help you whip your studio into shape.

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See some chic ideas for using embroidery to spice up your look for the new year.

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This edition’s feature is a stunning patchwork coat with a bonkers amount of embroidery.

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Quick and fun stitchy ideas to craft for your loved ones.

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PG DIY PLUSHIES

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Turn your favorite critter designs into adorable plush creations with this easy step-by-step tutorial.

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We interview monogramming rockstar and Urban Threads customer Stitchfork on the popular monogramming trend.

PG COLOR SPLASH TUTORIAL

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See how a little paint and the right design can transform into a masterpiece.

PG PILLOW ROUNDUP

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See some of our favorite pillow-making tutorials, and see the best in pillow projects from Urban Threads stitchers!


Chill Out

These cozy little roly-polly penguins are the perfect way to celebrate the colder months.

Candlelight Tales Alice in Wonderland

Sassy Tidings Playful Penguin Plushie Don’t Stop Believin’


Organize Your

Creative Space

How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Yeah. Us too. Want to make one of them super easy? Take charge of your crafty space with a few of these quick tutorials!

Whip up these little embroidery-hoop organizers to keep your crafty stuff stashed in unique style.

Keep your crafting tools organized in this personalized multi-pocket tote bag.

Keep your most-used tools sorted and at the ready with this handy crafty tool belt.

Store your easily lost little odds and ends in this cute travel crafting kit.


Lace Dress Form

Dress It Up Got your studio all organized? Why not add a cute little crafty accent with this mini mannequin! You can check out the tutorial on how to make it right here. Dress Form


Morning Brew

Go ahead, treat yourself to a Coffee Break! Start your day off in delicious style with a half-dozen piping hot new embroidery designs. Stitch ‘em for your favorite coffee lovers on sweatshirts, totes, kitchen towels, dining decor, and more! Smoothly blended colors and bold sassy text make these a delight. If you liked Spice It Up, you’ll love these!


NEW COLLECTION

Coffee Break

Coffee Break Pack


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The Pathcwork Coat

PROJECT

Urban Threads stitcher Kira started one of those projects that ends up a lot more time-consuming that one planned for, but is so worth it in the end! The coat is made from tons of different fabrics, threads, cotton batting, and in her words “too many embroideries.� Nah.


Light Up the Night This chic lantern combines lace and organza to create a stunning colored glass effect. Stitch it in pieces using just a 4�x4� hoop, and then assemble it with this easy tutorial!

Moroccan Lantern

Moroccan Lace Lantern


Chic Needlework Pack


Vintage Style Modern Design Classy and classic, with a fresh and contemporary twist! These new Chic Needlework designs will bring unique style to your embroidery projects. Click on each design below to see it up close -- each is made up of tiny textured stitches, inspired by vintage hand embroidery but with a distinctly modern flair.

Nice and light, these designs are quick and simple to stitch, in any colors you choose -- imagine them on gorgeous clothing, accessories, bags, and more!

NEW COLLECTION

Chic Needlework


Afternoon Project

Simple Embroidered Plushies

There are all kinds of simple and fun ways to use your favorite embroidery designs, but here’s one you might not have thought of yet... turning them into simple plushies! It’s a lot easier than you’d think, and all kinds of designs can work well for it. And ultimately it’s a unique way to show off your mad embroidery skills! Click here for the full tutorial.


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Monogramming Embroidery Trends

We speak with monogram master Stitchfork about the renewed popularity of personalized embroidery

Monogramming and customization have long been a part of the machine embroidery world, but with the rise in the availability of the personal embroidery machine, personalizing apparel and accessories has never been more on trend. Urban Threads crafter Cathy, aka Stitchfork, has been on top of this trend from early on. Cathy got into customization when she got sick of always asking whose wet towel was left on the floor, and eventually solved the issue by stitching her kids’ names onto their bath towels. That aha moment launched her into the world of monogramming, and she has since built her business creating custom monograms incorporating Urban Threads designs and artfully arranged initials. According to Cathy, monogramming is everywhere now. Though the traditional styles are always popular, she sees the need to add some creativity to those styles and “draw in those new to wearing and using items monogrammed.” So where does one start? When choosing embroidery designs for monogramming creations, Cathy believes each one should be a unique reflection of that person. “I love the traditional monograms,” she says, “but then I’ll look at it and try to figure out how to make it different. I love to break those traditional rules.” Monogramming is only getting more popular and interesting as more people get their hands on the ability to stitch their own style. Check out some fun alphabet designs here and see where this trend leads your own craft!


Wardrobe Refresh stitch a new look

It’s a new year - get a new wardrobe without ever going to the store! Refresh your look by adding embroidery to your outfits. You can add updates with your favorite designs, or even fix clothes by “patching” them with embroidery. The options are limitless!


NEW COLLECTION

Girl Power

Girls Rock

Tell the world just what kind of girl you are with the bold, bright, and beautiful new Girl Power collection of embroidery designs! In a colorful, sassy style just right for girls of all ages, these new designs celebrate women who are smart and strong, fierce and independent. Make a powerful statement when you stitch ‘em on shirts, jackets, bags, pillows, and more!


Girl Power Pack


Be Mine

Show your love through sitches! Valentine’s Day is a great time to use your crafty skills for romance. Check out these two simple tutorials to make your Valentine’s Day a little more DIY.

Want more ideas? See what Valentine’s Day stuff Urban Threads stitchers are making on instagram!

@stitches_of_anarchy

@silverclock.threads

@silverclock.threads Mendhika Medallion

Patchwork Pillow

@lindasotherlife


Sealed with Roses Lace Envelope

Stitch this elegant lace envelope for your sweetest sentiments! The large envelope fits a 5”x 7” hoop, and the little love note envelope will work for 4”x 4” hoops.


Find Your Inspiration

Craft a little inspiration with the bold and pretty new Warm Thoughts embroidery collection! Pretty, stylized text is accented by soft, watercolor-like botanicals in a set of designs perfect for throw pillows, wall hangings, and more cozy decor. Shades of color and white on a black background give these a chalkboard-like look, but you can easily switch it up to suit any palette!

NEW COLLECTION

Warm Thoughts


Warm Thoughts Pack


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Spectrum

Spectrum Pack


Color Your World

Embrace a brilliant range of color with the dazzling new Spectrum collection of embroidery designs! Layers of sheer painterly stitching are accented by hand-sketched running stitch detail in these earthly and magical creatures. Make an impression with these uniquely beautiful and vibrant designs on decor, bags, and more!


Afternoon Project Splash of Color

Want a new way to transform your favorite embroidery designs? Try this new color splash technique! All you need is fabric paint and a design that will look great in all white. Check out the full tutorial here to learn how to do it yourself!

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Color Splash Embroidery


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Winged Wonder Regal Love

Baroque Owl Sassy Cat Silhouette

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Customer Roundup

Pillows

Take a look at some of our favorite customer pillow projects and start dreaming up your own perfect pillow creations!

Button Pillow Tutorial

Zipper Pillow Tutorial

Fold-over Pillow Tutorial


Get inspired by new projects added to the customer gallery each week!

Don’t know where to start making your own pillow? Check out one of these easy pillow tutorials with simple construction techniques!


Get inspired by the weekly Color Inspiration series on the blog!

Baroque Fleur de Lis

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Urban Threads Lookbook - Vol 2 Issue 1  

Fresh ideas in machine embroidery

Urban Threads Lookbook - Vol 2 Issue 1  

Fresh ideas in machine embroidery