Embroidery Hoop Monogram

August 3, 2010

Hey Friends! How're we all doin'? Well I hope!

First have you entered the Lisa Leonard Design Giveaway yet??? Hop to it!!



Second I need to apologize for lack of posts the past little bit!

I have had THE worst cold ever! Which sadly led to an ear infection...:(!

But I decided to leave my death bed to bring you an awesome project!

Embroidery Hoop Monograms!

Here is mine all done up:

{I swear I have a super duper addiction to monograms right now!}

Here is what was on my wreath hanging thing before:

{ A makeshift wreath made from garland, that wasn't on the color scheme and sorta blarfy!}

Want to make your own??

Here is what you need:

~Embroidery Hoop
{I found mine at a thrift store, a pack of 4 for $2 bucks!}

~Fabric: 2 different colors or patterns for contrast.

~Needle and Thread, or Sewing Machine

~Batting

~Hot Glue

~Computer

~Paper

~Printer ;)

~Scissors

This is how you do it:

1. Measure the circumference of your hoop, to tell how large to make your monogram and how big to cut your fabric. Remember when cutting your fabric to leave enough to secure with hot glue on the opposite side.


2. Once you have cut your fabric to the right dimensions you can cover the inner circle of your hoop with the batting and the fabric. I used batting on mine to create a little more loft, but if you don't want to just skip it. When you have it positioned where you like it begin to secure the fabric to the inner hoop with hot glue on the opposite side, continue around remembering to pull tight as you go.

3. Now climb onto your computer and open up Word. Pick a font that is pleasing to you as well as a size that fits your hoop. My font size ended up being 400! Once you have gotten your monogram the way you like it print it off.

4. Cut out your previously printed off monogram.

5. Use your previously cut out monogram as a stencil and trace it on to your fabric using a pencil.

6. Cut out your traced monogram, and align it where ever is pleasing to you on your hoop. You can either hand stitch this on like I did with a simple running stitch or sew it on with your machine.

7. I added some fabric to create a bow by hot gluing two strips onto the opposite side, this is optional you can just hang it how it is.

8. Hang and ENJOY!!

So what do you think??? This was seriously super easy, thank goodness for the computer right!

So I have exciting news, I am finished with my living room redecorating! I am just adding some final pictures to frames and we are off to the kitchen! I will show you the final project next week, so get excited k!!!

If you guys have any questions about this project or just for fun please let me know! I am always happy to help! Thanks for stopping by! Love, love.

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21 comments :

  1. That is VERY cute! I could hang a couple of those over my girls beds! I am going to feature this on my blog tomorrow!

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  2. HI there! Very cute monogram idea! I love your blog!

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  3. I'm definitely going to try this! I just picked up 6 embroidery hoops at Goodwill for $2 and I knew I'd find a project to use them for! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. i love it. i actually have an embroidery hoop on my craft table just waiting to be put to use. hmmm...
    i always love your ideas.

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  5. You're very creative! :) Please stop by- let me know what you think of my stuff!

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  6. Hi Love your blog! I am following your blog and would love it if you could follow mine!

    Thanks

    Melissa
    http://momsreview4you.blogspot.com/

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  8. Found you via Be Different, great looking project and tutorial!!

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  9. I'm smack in the middle of a remodel, so I'm gathering all the cool ideas I can find.

    You can see the craziness in my July blog at www.walkingtheoff-beatenpath.blogspot.com

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  10. I was just making up some hoops for my craft room what a great idea!

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  11. Super cute! And I love it on the post. It just makes it stand out that much more. Great idea!

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  12. I love this monogram!! The red and yellow are so pretty together...almost makes it feel like the beginning of fall...and not still the 100+ weather we are having here in KY!

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  13. I LOVE it! Great fabrics and I love the bow.

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  14. This is dang cute! THanks so much for sharing! I love monograms as well :)

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  15. That is so cute! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  16. This is dang cute! THanks so much for sharing! I love monograms as well :)

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