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Personalize Your Embroidery with Monograms
Alongside samplers, monograms are among the most classic embroidery motifs you'll find. You'll find them on handkerchiefs, shirt pockets or cuffs, bags and more.
And why not? They are such an easy way to personalize a gift or something for yourself.
Monogram patterns come in all kinds of styles, ranging from simple and classic to flowery and ornate, and everything in between. Choosing a style is another great way to customize the embroidery.
Sometimes monograms are stitched with a set of initials... and other times with just one letter. Stitching three letters with the initial of the last name in the middle is a traditional (and somewhat formal) style. Embroidering first and last initials with periods after each, or just stitching one letter, can look a little more relaxed and fun.
These free patterns are simple and quick to stitch, and while they are in a script type, they're just casual enough for everyday use.Continue to 2 of 3 below.
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Monogram Alphabet Patterns
To access the full size patterns, download the JPG and resize as desired. Printing the image sized to fit on a US Letter size page will give you monograms that are a little over 1" tall.
Use software or your printer's settings to adjust the size. There's no reason why you can't stitch a giant monogram!
For more delicate monograms, embroider with... 2-3 strands using stem stitch. For a fuller look, try stitching with more strands or in a chunkier stitch like chain stitch. Whipped back stitch would also work well.
The letters are inspired by a free font called Euphoria Script, and have been adapted to be more suitable for embroidery.
Please Note: This pattern is copyrighted © by Mollie Johanson and is licensed to About.com, Inc. This pattern is free for your own personal use and creating finished embroidery available for sale in small quantities. Please do not redistribute this pattern in any way.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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Customize with Embellishments
If you want your monograms to be a little fancier, try enhancing them with more stitches!
You could also add more flowers, a little row of french knots along one edge of the letter, or a few twinkle stars made with straight stitches. Of course, those are just a few ideas to get you started. Be as creative as you like!
Additionally, these letters would be beautiful within a border.