Embroidery Library
Urban Attitudes

NEW THIS WEEK - October 10th, 2007


Urban Attitudes

Free Project Instructions!

 

It is truly amazing how quickly children grow up!  Suddenly, with the blink of an eye, they are a couple of inches taller and brimming with new accomplishments.  And, with this growth, their personalities and interests become more defined as they are exposed to new things and experiences.  While many of us would love to see our kids, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews remain tiny tots in ducky pajamas, it is certainly exciting to witness the unique transformation of children throughout all stages of their childhood and on through young adulthood. 

In this week's series, you will find designs that will appeal to boys and girls of all ages. Graphic designs are particularly popular for kids, 'tweens and teens right now.  This "Urban Attitudes" concept has been added to patches and embroidery designs of a comic nature, line designs of butterflies, phoenixes, and borders, and highly detailed fairies.  Additionally, there are wings in all shapes and sizes for the backs of t-shirts and sweatshirts.  The extraordinary kids in your life are going to adore these designs made even more special because they are a gift from you!

Make ordinary items extraordinary with Urban Attitudes Embroidery Patches!


Patch Appeal

These graphic design patches and embroidery designs include something for everyone!  Add cute
 as a button critters to baby clothes, onesies, t-shirts, jackets, vests, mittens and scarves.  Include
the more mature patterns on hats, backpacks, tote bags, hooded sweatshirts and more!

These designs are available in two versions. The version on the left is an applique version which
you can use to make a patch (click here for project instructions). The version on the right is the
stitch-filled version that can be embroidered directly onto garments and fabric.
 
An adorable, purple robot radiates love with a big, scarlet heart.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.91"X4.87" and 3.90"X3.87" and 3.37"X3.33"
  Available in three sizes:
4.91"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.85" and 3.37"X3.35"


Tough, yet feminine - a pretty pink skull and cross bones.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
5.23"X4.87" and 3.88"X3.63" and 3.37"X3.15"
  Available in three sizes:
5.23"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.61" and 3.37"X3.14"

  Patch Appeal!

Niamh, one of the artists at the Embroidery Library,
models a fashionable ensemble. The skull cap, wallet, and messenger bag were all purchased at our local Target store.

Niamh made three patches with the above applique skull and crossbones designs and stitched and glued them to the hat, wallet, and bag for a fun and colorful touch.


A design full of star power - a crimson and tan star.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.99"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.78" and 3.37"X3.29"
  Available in three sizes:
4.99"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.75" and 3.37"X3.27"


An eerie winged skull hovers through the air.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
6.87"X3.58" and 3.87"X2.02" and 3.37"X1.76"
  Available in three sizes:
6.87"X3.58" and 3.87"X2.01" and 3.37"X1.75"


A softer version of the traditional skull and crossbones, this cute, plum kitty still has attitude.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
5.52"X3.41" and 3.88"X2.42" and 3.37"X2.10"
  Available in three sizes:
5.52"X3.41" and 3.87"X2.39" and 3.37"X2.08"


A dramatic ruby and black curling heart with swirling wings.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
5.52"X2.72" and 3.88"X1.92" and 3.37"X1.67"
  Available in three sizes:
5.52"X2.72" and 3.87"X1.91" and 3.37"X1.66"


 An elegant butterfly flutters its flowing wings.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.18" and 3.65"X3.87" and 3.18"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.18" and 3.66"X3.87" and 3.19"X3.37"


Sweet as sweet can be!  A darling, cherry-topped cupcake smiles happily.
Great on baby bibs, onesies, and toddler T-shirts!
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.35"X5.02" and 3.35"X3.87" and 2.92"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
4.35"X5.02" and 3.35"X3.87" and 2.92"X3.37"


A gleeful, green monster surveys a city's silhouette.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.07"X5.22" and 3.02"X3.87" and 2.63"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
 4.07"X5.22" and 3.02"X3.87" and 2.63"X3.37"


A shy, little panda nibbles on a bamboo stalk.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
3.98"X5.38" and 2.85"X3.85" and 2.48"X3.35"
  Available in three sizes:
3.98"X5.38" and 2.85"X3.85" and 2.48"X3.35"


Ripe for the picking, a pair of crimson cherries gleam.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.14" and 3.69"X3.87" and 3.20"X3.37
  Available in three sizes:
4.87"X5.14" and 3.66"X3.87" and 3.19"X3.37"


Blooming with color, lush roses blossom.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
5.37"X3.77" and 3.84"X2.71" and 3.34"X2.35"
  Available in three sizes:
5.37"X3.77" and 3.84"X2.70" and 3.34"X2.35"


An emoticon (a representation of a facial expression, such as a smile or frown, created
 by typing a sequence of characters in an email) gives a wink and flashes a smile.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
4.76"X4.13" and 3.88"X3.38" and 3.37"X2.94"
  Available in three sizes:
4.76"X4.13" and 3.86"X3.35" and 3.36"X2.92"


Not your typical gloomy storm! A cheerful cloud gives a little zap of lighting.
Adorable on toddler T-shirts, onesies, and bibs!
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
3.93"X4.87" and 3.10"X3.83" and 2.73"X3.37"
  Available in three sizes:
3.93"X4.87" and 3.11"X3.87" and 2.71"X3.37"

  Patch Appeal!

Have an item that's hard to hoop, like bags,
wristbands, or caps? Patches are the perfect
alternative. Stitch them on to fabric, add
a little Patch Attach (that's a heat-activated
glue that you can find at most craft stores)
and you'll have those hard-to-hoop items
embellished in the blink of an eye.

Click here for project instructions!


 A striking yellow and black biohazard symbol.
 
Applique version   Stitch-filled version

 

Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.87" and 3.89"X3.66" and 3.37"X3.19"
  Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.66" and 3.37"X3.19"


A Urban Attitudes Patches (Applique) Design Pack
 
The above 15 applique patch designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $19.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


A Urban Attitudes Design Pack
 
The stitch-filled version of the designs are also available in a value pack.
The pack of all 15 designs is priced at only $19.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


 

  Urban Butterfly

Need something for a teen or 'tween girl who is
cool and contemporary? These urban attitude
butterflies are the perfect fit. Their spiky lines
add a jaunty bit of energy to purses, shirts,
and wallets too. Scroll down the page to see
the designs -- and let your imagination take
a flight of fancy!


Alive with energy, a colorful butterfly and floral blooms mingle with black
 swirls. A charming accent for little girls dresses and sweatshirts.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.77"X7.00" and 8.14"X5.85" and 6.68"X4.80"


Nothing broken about this heart!  Combined with flowers and a lovely butterfly,
 it bursts with color.  A fancy, feminine touch to little girls bedding and purses.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.62"X7.00" and 6.35"X5.85" and 5.25"X4.83"

  Great for older girls -- and little girls, too! See
how this onesie, hat, and bib are charming
with the same designs. Use a variety of colors
to match the taste of your little girl.


The shape of a diamond is made up of a multi-hued butterfly, rosy flowers, and black accents.
 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X5.27" and 9.39"X4.18" and 6.80"X3.01"


A lavender and turquoise butterfly flutters by. Be sure to explore and experiment
with colors to find the right combination for your flight of fancy!
 

Available in one size:
3.73"X3.85"


A Urban Butterfly Design Pack
 
All of the 4 urban butterfly designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $5.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 7 x 11.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

  Urban Phoenix

Joe, one of our hard-working and talented technology
folks at the Embroidery Library, models his custom-
made Rising Phoenix Hoodie.

The phoenix designs have few color changes, so
they're quick to stitch on shirts and sweatshirts.
A coordinating shirt and wallet are a perfect fit,
too. Notice the sleeves? A border in coordinating
colors makes this bargain-bin sweatshirt a ready-
to-wear fashion statement.


Soaring out of fiery flames, a phoenix flies skyward.  A strong
 embellishment to 'tween and teen backpacks and shirts.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.00"X6.92" and 5.91"X5.85" and 4.94"X4.85"


Emblazoned across a shield of fire, a powerful phoenix calls out.  A great
 addition to 'tween and teen t-shirts and the backs of hooded sweatshirts.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.00"X7.20" and 5.85"X6.00" and 4.80"X4.92"


The phoenix was a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge
from the ashes as a new phoenix, an emblem of immortality or of reborn idealism or hope.
 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X5.36" and 9.40"X4.26" and 6.80"X3.09"


Simple black lines form the outline of an expressive phoenix.
 

Available in one size:
3.50"X3.39"


A Urban Phoenix Design Pack
 
All of the 4 urban phoenix designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $5.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 7 x 11.8 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Everything's Coming Up Roses
 
Tucked amidst a spray of roses, rests a gleaming skull. The perfect match for a teen girl's backpack or tote bag.   A stoic skull encircled with glorious rose blooms.

 
Available in three sizes:
 3.66"X9.40" and 3.01"X7.74" and 2.68"X6.68"
  Available in one size:
 2.68"X3.85"


Urban Attitude Borders

Dramatic borders will add personality to hats, scarves and the sleeves of sweatshirts and jackets.
The medium sizes of these borders have been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used
in standard hoops.
 

Rugged blue angles entwine and unite.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.66" and 5.99"X1.05" and 3.85"X0.68"


Purple barbs create a rolling border.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.22" and 5.99"X0.78" and 3.85"X0.50"


Winding green vines curl around one another.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.66" and 6.00"X1.06" and 3.85"X0.68"


Swirls of magenta flow together.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.51" and 6.00"X2.24" and 3.85"X1.44"


Waves of blue criss-cross over each other.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.85" and 5.97"X2.44" and 3.85"X1.59"


Vivid crimson strokes fuse together.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.43" and 6.00"X2.19" and 3.85"X1.41"


A Urban Attitudes Borders Design Pack
 
All of the 6 urban attitudes borders designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $8.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Wondrous Wings!

Raise ordinary shirts to dizzying new levels with wing designs!  Large wing designs were inspired
by embroiderers Madelyn and Sarah. They both requested a design of realistic angel wings for
adding to the back of baby onesies and jean pockets. We loved the idea, and made the designs
bigger for adult and teen-sized shirts, too. Thanks, Madelyn and Sarah, for this fantastic idea!

Looking for project instructions for adding wings to shirts? Click here!

Shimmery silver butterfly wings are beautiful on a  big or little girls jacket, vest or sweatshirt.
 
Left Wing   Right Wing

 

Available in three sizes:
4.64"X9.40" and 3.39"X6.85" and 1.91"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
4.64"X9.40" and 3.39"X6.85" and 1.91"X3.85"


Give your very own angels wings by stitching delicate wings of downy, white feathers to their attire.
 
Left Wing   Right Wing

 

Available in three sizes:
4.37"X9.38" and 3.20"X6.87" and 1.80"X3.84"
  Available in three sizes:
4.37"X9.38" and 3.20"X6.84" and 1.80"X3.82"

  Wings

Angel wings on the back of a shirt are a contemporary statement for the good-natured -- and fashionable, too!

Niamh, an artist at the Embroidery Library, models
her long-sleeve T-shirt embellished with angel wings.

Click here for project instructions!


Moss green, craggy dragon wings are a great adornment to little boy and teen shirts and jackets.
 
Left Wing   Right Wing

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.28" and 4.86"X5.22" and 3.60"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.29" and 4.86"X5.22" and 3.60"X3.86"


Intricately detailed, dark bat wings bring a dramatic flair to 'tween
 and teen long- and short-sleeve t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts.
 
Left Wing   Right Wing

 

Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.98" and 4.87"X6.63" and 2.84"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X7.98" and 4.87"X6.63" and
2.84"X3.87"

  Wings

Joe shows off the bat wings on the back of his
long-sleeved T-shirt. Not just for Halloween -- for
those that love the creatures of the night, this shirt
is great for everyday wear.

For project instructions, click here.


Purple tribal design wings add an abstract touch to shirts and sweatshirts.
 
Left Wing   Right Wing

 

Available in three sizes:
4.31"X9.42" and 3.15"X6.87" and 1.77"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
4.31"X9.42" and 3.15"X6.87" and 1.77"X3.87"

A Wings Design Pack
 
All of the 10 wings designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $9.97!

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack,
and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Do you want to stitch the large wings for adult-sized shirts, but only have a hoop that can
stitch 5 x 7 designs? We've split the wing designs into two files (a and b) and each piece
fits a 5 x 7 hoop. Those designs are below. For project instructions for working with the
split wing designs, click here.
 
Left Fairy Wing (Split)
 
  Right Fairy Wing (Split)
 

 

Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"
  Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"


Left Angel Wing (Split)
 
  Right Angel Wing (Split)

 

Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"
  Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"


Left Dragon Wing (Split)
 
  Right Dragon Wing (Split)

 

Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"
  Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"


Left Bat Wing (Split)
 
  Right Bat Wing (Split)

 

Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"
  Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"


Left Wing (Split)
 
  Right Wing (Split)

 

Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"
  Two 5 x 7 pieces create one wing:
6" x 10"

 

  Anime Fairies

Fairies, in the popular Anime style, are oh-so-fun
on teen and 'tween clothing. Dress up T-shirts, sweatshirts, backpacks, messenger bags, pillows, towels for the bath -- put these colorful designs
with friendly faces anywhere you'd like!


 Lorilei Fairy snuggles her pet kitten.  A lovely design for
 tote bags, purses and shirts for girls of all ages.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.02"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.50" and 4.84"X5.36"


Adorably tough-n-tumble, Juniper Fairy with silky, black wings looks fabulous
when added to 'tween girls tote bags, journal covers and sweatshirts.
 

Available in three sizes:
 5.85"X8.83" and 5.19"X7.79" and 4.55"X6.84"


Wynne, the delightful rocker fairy, gives a bashful grin.  The perfect
addition for tween and teen girls backpacks, hooded sweatshirts and hats.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.54"X9.40" and 4.57"X7.81" and 4.01"X6.85"


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!