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Monograms in Wreaths

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.


An initial inside an elegant wreath is a fashionable way to add a personal touch to garments and home decor. Choose your favorite style to set off your letter, and make your work really stand out!


Project Needs & Notes:

- Item to embroider on (towel, tote bag, pillow, etc.)
- Medium-weight cutaway stabilizer
- Heavy weight water-soluble stabilizer (like Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene)
- Air-erase pen
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)

The designs featured in this tutorial include:
- J4742, Monogram Wreath - Floral Beauty
- J4732, Monogram Wreath - Lavender
- X3964, Bodoni Alphabet Design Pack
- X9196, Fancy Flourish Alphabet Design Pack

Special Notes:
This tutorial shows how to stitch a monogram inside a wreath. The same steps apply to adding a letter inside a frame.

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

As you browse through the selection of monogram wreath designs, note the descriptions.

Each description advises which size letters fit best inside the wreath.

When working with two separate designs and trying to get them to look good in one space, there are two methods to use:

1. Use embroidery software to merge the wreath and letter into one design.

2. Use printed templates for positioning, and stitch the designs separately.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Method 1:  Using embroidery software to merge two designs into one.

Many embroidery software programs can merge two designs together into one.
 
This can be very convenient when working on monogram projects.

Embird is an embroidery software that can merge the designs together. Instructions vary depending on the software program you're using.

Open the wreath design, then use the 'Merge' function to open the letter D. Move the letter around until it is positioned directly in the center of the wreath. Save the design as one file.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

This monogram wreath is embroidered on a towel.

Use one piece of cutaway stabilizer as a backing, and a water-soluble stabilizer on top to keep the stitches from sinking down into the fabric. For more information on embroidery terrycloth towels, see the project and video here.

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Method 2:  Using printed templates

If you don't have embroidery software that can merge designs, then stitch them one at a time.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool for planning where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software. If you do not have embroidery software to print templates, try Wilcom's TrueSizer, a free program.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

This method is demonstrated on a tote bag.

First, print a template of the wreath and position it on the tote bag.

Mark the center point, as well as the horizontal and vertical axis lines.

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Spray a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer with a temporary adhesive.

Smooth the fabric on top of the stabilizer.

Hoop the stabilizer and fabric together, aligning the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Attach the hoop onto the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is right over the center point on the fabric.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

After the wreath has finished embroidering, remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the fabric.

Center the letter template inside the wreath. Mark the center point, as well as the horizontal and vertical axis lines.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Remove the template, attach the hoop to the machine, and load the letter design. Move the hoop so that the needle is right over the center point on the fabric. Embroider the design.

When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the back of the embroidery.


Free project instructions to embroider monograms in wreaths.

Combining letters with wreaths is a creative and crafty way to frame your initial, and make your monogram shine.

Add to towels, totes, jackets, and more for a lovely look.


Monograms in Wreaths



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