Framed Fabric Monogram

Here is an easy easy tutorial for a pretty fantastic and simple piece of home decor and it makes a great homemade house-warming or wedding gift – a Fabric Monogram. I have seen some of 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!
I made this in 10 minutes using supplies I had on-hand:
. 2 coordinating pieces of fabric (from my scrap pile)
. Double-Sided fusible webbing
. Initial template (any letter printed on regular computer paper)
. Scissors
. Frame
. Pencil (if you need to trace your letter. If you can hold the stencil still and cut around it, no tracing needed!)
. Hot Glue Gun
Here is how:
1. Using your stencil, cut out your initial from 1 piece of fabric.
2. Cut your background fabric to be 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.
3. Fold the fabric around the cardboard and glue the edges on the backside with some hot glue to hold it in place.
4. Iron the double sided fusible webbing to attach your monogram to the background fabric.
5. Place the cardboard inside the frame, display it and you are D.O.N.E.!!!
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!

Easy and simple, just the way I like it!

(This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in July 2010)
Stephanie
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. LJ says

    That is gorgeous!! I love the idea. I think it could be great for the nursery for our bubba. Thanks!

  2. Madigan at madiganmade says

    This is a great idea for scraps of fabric. Adorable.
    (I love lowercase letters, too.)

  3. ShadowCase says

    What a fun project, Steph! I think this would be so cute in each of my kids' rooms. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Blue Artichoke Interiors says

    What a simple, but very delightful project! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

  5. Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says

    What a cute project! I love that you can personalize it with the monogram and the fabrics! So cute!

    XOXO
    jen

  6. Yvonne @ StoneGable says

    Easy and so chic! What a great gift this would make! Thanks for the inspiration!