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Urban Threads

ultimate holiday

including 25 holiday tutorials you can craft up before the big day!

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Christmas This year, make your holiday season magic with unique Christmas designs and ideas.


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The yuletide season can be a busy time for crafty people -- between crafting your own merry decor and stitching the perfect gifts for those you love, that to-do list can fill up quickly. Now’s the time to get started! This special holiday lookbook is here to give you tons of designs, inspiration, and easy projects you can use to get your holiday crafting started out with a bang, no matter what your design style or project is.


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Trim the tree, deck the halls, and bring a touch of lacy magic to your holiday season with these popular delicate lace creations!

Go for classic holiday elegance with timeless collections that will let you create holiday heirlooms to shine year after year.



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Try something a little more modern to bring a fresh style to your holidays. Contemporary but still classy, these designs are sure to delight.

Looking for something totally different? Add some funky sass or offbeat charm to make your holiday crafting truly yours.

Bright & Bold Get festive! Go bright with a big lace poinsettia on the tree, or try some unique color combinations to bring new life to your holiday designs.

click here to learn how to make this layered lace ornament

This multi-layered clockwork snowflake ornament is sure to add a unique sparkle to your tree!

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TRIM THE TREE Get your holiday crafting into gear with amazing lace creations for your tree and home! Everything from traditional to totally unique is waiting to be created with the magic of your embroidery machine. Freestanding lace is an easy and chic way to make all kinds of Christmas creations. Just stitch each piece onto water-soluble stabilizer, rinse to leave only the lace, and assemble. We’ll show you how to construct each one and bring the holiday magic to life!

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Give your Christmas tree a pretty, unique look with this freestanding lace angel. Works as both an ornament or tree topper!

Let your imagination soar with this fun hot air balloon ornament cover.

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The Dala horse, originally a children’s toy, has become an icon of Sweden, and makes an adorable ornament, especially in velvet!

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Hang this lacy gingerbread house on the tree, or set it on a table with an electric tea light inside!

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Fold and connect the two sides of this star to make a classic and enchanting ornament.

Light up the winter night with this elegant lace lantern, sure to enchant on holiday tablescapes.

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Lacy HOLIDAY Perfection It’s never too late to craft up a little lacy style! Lace projects are easy to stitch in just an afternoon, and you can make all kinds of great holiday accents. Everything from ornaments to trim the tree, to accents on hats. You can even make the tree and hats themselves! Need a quick lace refresh? Check out this simple tutorial on how to get the best results when stitching your lace.

click here to learn how to make this delicate lace tree

click here to learn how to make this simple sleigh

click here to learn how to assemble this holiday envelope

PUT iT All TOGETHER Deck the halls and trim the tree in style, with ornaments and decor that are uniquely you. There are enough unique lace designs on Urban Threads to completely deck out your tree! So whether you’re going for a theme or particular look, you’re sure to be able to craft up some ornamental accessories that are just your style.

Holiday Elegance

Rejoice in Christmas splendor with a dazzling, dimensional collection of goldwork embroidery designs! Countdown to the holiday with geese a-laying, maids a-milking, and one pretty partridge in a pear tree in this Gilded 12 Days of Christmas design pack.


Gilded 12 Days of Christmas

These rich, detailed designs will stitch beautifully onto a wide variety of projects -- including stockings, table runners, home decor, and more! They’re shown here embroidered in metallic gold thread, but they’ll look stunning in any color you choose.

click here to learn how to make this gorgeous tree skirt




Vintage Victorian styling meets modern Christmas mischief in the light and lovely ApotheMerry collection! Inspired by Urban Threads’ popular apothecarystyle embroidery, these light-stitching designs have the enchanting look of oldfashioned labels. Stitch ‘em on tea towels and table linens, gift wrap, aprons, holiday decor, and more!

click here to learn how to make these cozy holiday handwarmers

BAROQUE ELEGANCE Come in from the cold, build a roaring fire, and let the joyful glow of the Christmas season surround you. Yuletide decor will be magical with this glamorous Baroque Noel collection of embroidery designs!

Whirls of satin stitch are complemented by colored accents, with delicate snowflakes in the background, bringing a fresh new look to treasured holiday motifs.


Baroque Noel

click here to learn how to make this wine bottle cover

NAtural chic This holiday season, craft a cozy sanctuary with the all-natural embroidery from the Yuletide Medley collection! Seasonal plants and birds in rich painterly hues mingle with handwritten script and sketches in these lovely designs. Let each design dazzle alone, or collage them to create a festive winter wonderland!

Layer these light-stitching designs for beautiful collage effects. It’s a great way to design beyond your hoop’s limitations!


Yuletide Medley


Yuletide Revelry

Christmas Chic Craft up a big bunch of Yuletide Revelry with these festive designs! Sheer washes of color and scribblestitched details create a vintage feel that’s both elegant and chic. Stitch some uniquely gorgeous holiday decor and make this season magical.

click here to learn how to stitch a beautiful satin bag

Craft up Christmas

Classic holiday phrases spring to life in fresh, contemporary style in this Chalkboard Christmas collection of embroidery designs! Stitch six different jolly phrases onto pillows, table linens, sweatshirts, and more. Then mix and mingle a combination of 12 borders, corners, and accents to complete your chic yuletide creations.


Chalkboard Christmas

Luxe & Luster Craft a luxe and all-natural look this yuletide season with this Christmas Luster embroidery collection! Soft, snowy shades of white and silver mingle in gorgeous, dimensional designs, dazzling on all sorts of chic home decor items. Poinsettias, holly, pinecones, and branches adorn chickadees, bells and antlers in a variety of enchanting shapes. Stitch them on sophisticated stockings, table linens, throw pillows, tree skirts, and even fashionable winter accessories.


Christmas Luster

HOLIDAY GLITZ As winter’s cold envelops us, we warm our homes with the spirit of Christmas -- stunning silver and gold decorations, festive foliage, a crackling fire, and time spent with family and friends. Straight out of a Dickens story, it’s a holiday scene that’s as enchanting as ever ... and with these Gilded Yule embroidery designs, you’ll craft a fresh take on a magical winter wonderland! Beautiful on Christmas tree skirts, stockings, throw pillows, table linens, and more.


Gilded Yule

CONTEMPORARY CHIC Find your contemporary style in a whole range of Christmas designs available at Urban Threads. From delicate to chic, these designs are anything but ordinary. Keep your holiday season looking fresh and modern with a big selection of unique designs!

SANTA’S COMING It wouldn’t be the holidays without jolly old St. Nick! Add Santa to your Christmas projects in a whole range of styles, from classic illustration to modern and bold. There’s sure to be a Santa to suit your special project!

click here to learn how to make a custom santa gift sack!


North Pole Express

Collage these designs into unique holiday creations!

Special Delivery Straight from Santa’s workshop to your home, this very special North Pole Express collection is sure to delight! Stamps, postmarks, handwritten messages, and colorful features are perfect to mix, match, and collage on your own unique holiday creations. Fans of the Parisian Love Letter, Miniature Menagerie, Nauticus, and Yuletide Revelry collections will love this very merry approach to Christmas decor!


This year, make your holiday season magical with this dazzling Celestial Christmas collection. Classic Christmas trees, holly, angels, and ornaments mingle with beautiful stars and moons, all stitched in silver and gold. In a variety of shapes, they’ll dazzle on yuletide stockings, tree skirts, table linens, pillow covers, and more festive creations!



Celestial Christmas


White Christmas

WHITE AS SNOW Dreaming of a White Christmas? Craft your own with this chic collection of embroidery designs! Inspired by traditional German papercutting and full of modern flair, these designs will make a delightful centerpiece to tree skirts, stockings, throw pillows, linens, and more. Simple and folksy, elegant and sophisticated, these designs are full of shimmering detail that will look lovely in any color you like!

Rustic charm Craft a look that’s classic with a twist, cozy yet chic, with a big variety of folksy designs stitched on a unique kind of material. If you’re looking for that rustic look for a project, look no further than the rough charm of burlap! While it may seem an unconventional fabric for embroidery, all you need are a few tips and tricks to get your best results on this old-world style fabric.




Sugar Plum

A SWEET CHRISTMAS Make Christmas extra sweet with this unique, enchanting Sugar Plum collection of embroidery designs! Nutcrackers and ballerinas mingle with peppermints and holly, all wrapped in shimmering ribbons of embroidered silver. Intricately patterned snowflakes bring flurries of color to these merry motifs. Stitch on stockings, tree skirts, and more for a Christmas full of fairytale magic.


Crystal Christmas

MODERN STYLE Let this be the year your holiday decor goes chic. Now’s the time to get started -- the big day will be here before you know it! These multifaceted Crystal Christmas designs are a perfect blend of fresh style and favorite motifs. Light, geometric stitching in bright colors (and a touch of metallic thread!) will bring a splash of style to tree skirts, table linens, stockings, and more merry decor.

Try out these designs in all metallic for an extra modern, chic look!

click here to learn how to make this fun advent calendar


Watercolor Christmas

Modern & colorful Make a splash this holiday season with fresh and unique embroidery! Bright and bold colors blend together in the new Watercolor Christmas collection, with shiny white stitching over the top creating delightful contrast. Stitch these merry messages and iconic images on holiday projects from stockings and towels to sweatshirts and dresses -- they’re sure to light up some smiles and brighten up your Christmas!

DELICATE & DAZZLING Celebrate Christmas with fresh stitching in a style as unique as it is pretty! The intricate shapes and textures of traditional henna motifs make up a collection of Christmas embroidery designs that’s light and quick to stitch. These designs will look great even on lightweight fabrics -- just the thing to deck your halls in time for Christmas!


Delicate December


Wrapped Up


Add sparkle and style to Christmas gifts with these in-the-hoop tags and gift bags! Stitched in metallic to really let them sparkle, each bag is available in four sizes to suit your gifting needs. Add a few snarky gift tags to the mix and your presents are set for the big day. It’s that special hand-crafted touch to really show off your gifts this year.

Each bag available in four different sizes!

click here to learn how to make these in-the-hoop bags

The yuletide season can be a busy time for crafty people -between crafting your own merry decor and stitching the perfect gifts for those you love, that to-do list can fill up quickly. Try one of these easy project ideas to get you ready in time for the holiday season!

Christmas with Sass Make a very merry statement with this special collection of playful designs! These Sassy Tidings are sure to bring smiles wherever you stitch them -- on cozy sweatshirts for all ages, aprons, Christmas stockings, and more. Tell the world you’ve been good(ish), or proclaim the truth that Christmas calories don’t count. Craft some jolly chuckles this holiday season!


Sassy Tidings

click here to learn how to make this fantastically furry stocking

THE NAUGHTY LIST Looking for something a bit darker to suit your holiday style? Christmas comes in all flavors at Urban Threads. Treat yourself to dark and fantastical designs celebrating the holiday season, from skulls to whimsical creatures.

A QUIRKY CHRISTMAS Monsters and yetis abound! Lighten up a little this holiday season and let your quirky side through with whimsical Christmas bunting and hungry little candy cane holders. Adding a little humorous charm into your decorating style is sure to bring a smile to those who come across your unique handmade holiday decorations!


Woodland Wonderland

Make It Merry Whimsical embroidery, like this retro Woodland Wonderland series, is perfect for adding a unique touch to the holidays.

click here to learn how to make these adorable ornaments

Make it Unique Make your holidays as unique as you are! With quirky stocking stuffers, tattooed Santas, and feline festivities, there’s something for everyone.

click here to learn how to make these perfect plushie stocking stuffers!


Primitive Christmas

Make It Yours Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to stick with the usual trappings of the season. Celebrate in your own style with quirky primitive characters, festive robots, steampunk Christmas, even Zombie Santa. It’s all up to you.

ADD some spice

This holiday season, whip up some creations as sassy as they are sweet with the Naughty & Spice collection! These tasty embroidery designs will be just the thing to dress up kitchen towels, wall hangings, potholders, and shirts and aprons for your holiday baking festivities. Tattoo-inspired styling and playful phrases are sure to delight friends and family alike!


Naughty & Spice


Feline Festive

Christmas Kittens Kitties for Christmas? You’ve got to be kitten me! We so punny.

Available in stitch-filled and running stitch versions!


Steampunk Christmas HOLIDAY COLLECTION

Robot Christmas

Holiday Style

Forget about ugly Christmas sweaters... get your Christmas chic on! Lots of festive designs are perfect for that totally-you holiday sweater. With everything from repeatable sweater designs to snarky sayings, you’re sure to rock the best look at this year’s holiday party.

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Ironic Sweater


Tattoo Christmas

Naughty... Jolly jingle bells cramping your punk rock style during the holidays? Keep your alternative tastes alive through all seasons with the Tattoo Christmas collection. Hardcore attitude in a Santa hat. What’s not to love?

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or Nice?

Classic Christmas decor not cute enough for you? Amp up the adorable with the Kawaii Christmas pack. These Japanese-inspired holiday characters can be used as simple applique or as hanging ornaments for that neon pink Christmas tree you always wanted.


Kawaii Christmas

Urban Threads Ultimate Holiday Lookbook  

Browse through a huge selection of machine embroidery Christmas collections, tutorial ideas, and holiday inspiration.

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