Oh, friends! It’s a new day — Friday even!– so its time to share the tutorial for the other piece of embroidery hoop art that I put together for Baby Sister’s room: Monogram Hoop Art! And since we’re BFFs and all, I can be completely honest with you right?
When I decided that I wanted to create a piece of monogram hoop art, I actually thought this would be a quick process. As it turns out, this little beauty was the most time-consuming party of the entire nursery, painting the striped wall included! It wasn’t difficult by any means so don’t let that sway you, but it did take quite a few sessions of embroidery time.
With all that being said, let’s get started!
10in. Embroidery Hoop
Cross Stitch Fabric
Fat Quarter of fabric of your choice
coordinating embroidery floss
marking pen or pencil
1. Begin by creating your monogram template. I simply typed the letter that I wanted in a Word document and made sure it filled the entire page. I used the Channel font, but you could use whatever font suits your style best.
2. Cut out the monogram and lay it wrong side down on the wrong side of your fabric. Carefully trace with your marking pencil around the edge of the letter.
3. Cut the letter out and use a bit of fabric glue to adhere small parts of the letter to the cross stitch fabric. This will make it easier when the embroidery part of the project gets started.
4. Secure your monogram in the embroidery hoop and start stitching! This is the part that took me a long time, but I chose to do a stitch around the monogram that didn’t take up much real estate. If you choose, you could easily do a horizontal stitch around the edge of the letter to speed the process up.
5. Trim around the edges of the extra cross stitch fabric and hot glue the excess to the inside of the hoop. If you’d like, you can also paint the embroidery hoop to coordinate with your decor or leave it plain; either way looks awesome!
Here’s the final look with both the I’m So Fancy Hoop Art and the Monogram Hoop Art in place together. I love the extra personalization and sassiness they add to her room. Perfection!
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