So . . . I decided to experiment with Heat n Bond to come up with my own variation of this idea. After last month's Molly Monkey - which was a HUGE learning curve for this sewing novice, this little craft added its own little learning curve to my crafting/sewing repertoire because I've never used Heat n Bond (hadn't even heard of it until three weeks ago) and I had no idea how to do hand stitching.
Here's the process I used to make these monogrammed wall hangings for my kids' rooms.
First things first . . . rummage through your supplies and grab the following:
- a 13 x 15 rectangle of fabric for the background (this is the piece you will stitch your monogram onto)
- 1 - 10 x 5 rectangle of fabric for two of the letters
- 1 - 5 x 5 square of fabric in coordinating color for one letter (You could also use 3 5 x5 squares is you wanted all the letters to be in a different color.)
- Heat n Bond or similar product cut to similar size - either 3 - 5 x 5s or 1 - 10 x 5 and 1 - 5 x 5
- embroidery thread
- duct tape (I used clear.)
- an 11 x 14 picture frame
- piece of cardboard to fit frame
2) Set up your design using your favorite computer program with the size you have chosen as your template document. What you see below is what I wanted my finished monogram to look like. Now, you know the perfect size for your letters.
3) Copy and paste each of these letters onto a blank page. (Depending on the size of the letters you might be able to fit more than one letter on each page.) Print and cut out each letter. Put aside.
4) Iron 10 x 5 and 5 x5 piece to similar sized Heat n Bond pieces using product directions.
**Linking this project to the CSI Project for the week of June 22. Click on the button to check out more great ideas for wall decor, frames, etc.