fabric monogram from somewhat simple

by @according2kelly on July 19, 2010

welcome to our holiday-inspired “bake, craft & sew along.” we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. a southern fairytale is spotlighting lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss. & to check out ALL of our crafty & creative projects go HERE.

today, the fabulously talented & creative blogger, steph from somewhat simple is our guest blogger. she’s sharing with us a surprisingly-simple, personalized gift that is sure to “wow!” anyone. steph writes…

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and my little corner of the universe is called somewhat simple. I am so excited to be here today to show you an easy easy tutorial for Framed Fabric Monogram.

It is a pretty fantastic and simple piece of home decor that would be a great Christmas gift for anyone you know! I have seen some of these around the blogging world, but if you’re not clever with your sewing machine (’cause I am not!) then you’ll love my “No Sew” take on it!

First, find 2 coordinating pieces of fabric.
These can be scraps you have laying around.

Print off your last initial in a font you like from your computer.
I chose to go with a lowercase d because I liked the look of it more
than an uppercase D…but now I hear about how grammatically incorrect it
is from my 7 year old, so choose wisely!
Cut your letter out.
For this project, you will also need scissors, Wonder Under and a pencil or pen.

Trace the mirror image of your letter on the Wonder Under and cut it out.

Now place your initial onto the back side of your fabric. I traced the initial onto my fabric, but this was an unnecessary step, so please ignore the traced lines.

So you should have your letter with the bumpy side of the Wonder Under touching the backside of the fabric, like so:

Iron the letter onto the fabric for about 30 seconds or
until the fabric adheres to the WonderUnder

Cut out your fabric so that you have an initial with fabric on one side and the paper of the Wonder Under on the other side, like so:

Now set that initial aside while we work on the backing.
First things first- cut your fabric about 1 inch bigger on each side from the cardboard your frame comes with.

If your frame doesn’t have any cardboard (as mine didn’t) use
a cereal box cut to the size of the back of your frame.

Use a good amount of glue around each side of the cardboard
and fold the fabric over on top of the glue

Now, pickup that cute inital you have cut out and peel the waxy backing off of it.

Place your initial right side up on top of your fabric covered cardboard right side up and iron it for 30 seconds or until the initial adheres to the cardboard.

Frame it and display it and you are D.O.N.E.!!!

Easy and simple, just the way I like it!

for more great ideas visit steph at somewhat simple or crazy domestic. & be sure to check out her felt fortune cookie tutorial, or her dry erase glass calendar & fabric flowers.

about Steph of somewhat simple: I am just your average stay at home mom who loves to create in any spare time I find! I am married to my best friend and together we are raising 3 sweet kids. They keep us busy but make life fun! We are Orange County transplants who have been living in Phoenix for the past 4 years and we love it here!

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13 comments
Tasha
Tasha

This is super cute. My sister-in-law told me about this site. I will definitely be following.

Tammy
Tammy

Not sure how I stumbled on this site, but I'm glad I did!! My BFF is having a baby in December & this would make a great wall hanging for her. I'll definitely be back for more!!

Christa aka BabbyMama
Christa aka BabbyMama

Love this! I have so many little fabric scraps around. I keeping saying I'll try making a basic quilt, but I've been saying that a long time now. This could be a fun way to use some up with the fabric that coordinates with my daughter's room.

Deemarie
Deemarie

I found you though Bake at 350! love this project now I need to ask at Michaels or ACMoore for the Wonder Under. Thanks so much for sharing this project.

jenjen
jenjen

So so cute! I love every thing about it. Steph is so talented!! XOX Jen

Jaki
Jaki

This is great, it's going straight on my gift list!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Cindy Sue
Cindy Sue

Love what you girls are doing! Do y'all have a button for this event that I can put on my blog for others to see?

clara
clara

I love it!!!!! thanks a lot =D

pbenjaytoo
pbenjaytoo

I can't believe I finally found something I think I can and will do. I see it now as a Christmas present for my daughter's new home. Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad you liked the pics! If you did a triathlon, you must be amazing!

Simply Cathi
Simply Cathi

This is such a delightful idea! I think it would be an excellent wedding gift. I'm your newest follower and look forward to many more crafty ideas. Thank so much!!

Kylee
Kylee

I love this! I am loving your blog so glad I found you though Bake at 350!

Sue
Sue

I love this! It looks GREAT, and like something I could actually do! :)

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