National Embroidery Month: Monogram Tips & Techniques

February is National Embroidery Month! WeAllSew is celebrating with a month-long event sharing our best embroidery tips, techniques, free projects, and bonus giveaways! Visit us every Friday during the month of February to find out what each week’s fun prize package includes, and enter the giveaway. To celebrate the second week of National Embroidery Month we’re sharing our best embroidered monogram tips and techniques. At the end of the post we have a fantastic giveaway with some handy machine embroidery supplies just for you!

Embroidered Monogram Tips & Techniques

3-letter Monogram

The classic 3 letter monogram gets an elegant update! Find tips for creating out-of-the-ordinary monograms in this Elegant Monogram tip post.

2-letter Monogram with BERNINA Toolbox

The 2-letter monogram is probably the most common form of monogramming. That being said, common doesn’t have to mean boring. Learn how to make each monogram unique, as it should be, with these 2-Letter Monogram tips.

One letter monogram

A single letter is a monogram distilled to its purest form. Whether it is the initial for your family name or to convey simple individuality with your first name initial, that single-letter can combine simplicity and maximum effect. Get a quick lesson in pulling together an elegant One-Letter Monogram in this post.

Modern Monogram finished

Monograms are a classic way to add a personal touch to your textiles, whether it’s home accessories or staples in your wardrobe. Monogramming can also provide a thoughtful, personal touch to gifts. Traditionally, they might be ornate with script fonts and lots of flourishes. Add a modern, personal touch to a project with a simple Modern Monogram with BERNINA in this tutorial.

Leather Monogram Patch

Monogramming a gift for the guy in your life is a classy way to make it personal. There is something sophisticated and serious about personalizing your belongings this way. With this “no-sew” project you can take your gift giving to the next level. Find instructions to make a Leather Monogram Patch here.

Create a very personal decorative pillow by adding a large monogram and pairing with embroidery motifs. Click to find the Embroidered Pillow tutorial here.

DIY Monogrammed Waxed Canvas Travel bag- a great DIY idea for a gift for a guy.. would be a fun Father's Day Gift!


This simple, monogrammed travel bag is made using waxed canvas. If you’re not familiar with it, waxed canvas is canvas that has had a wax coating applied to it. The wax coating makes the canvas thicker and somewhat water repellent. Click to find the Monogrammed Waxed Canvas Travel Bag tutorial here.

DIY Boot Cuff

Add some personality to your wardrobe by creating a removable faux leather boot cuff! Trim with lace or a strip of faux fur to match your winter weather attire. Find the Monogrammed Boot Cuff tutorial here.

National Embroidery Month Week 2 Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our contest winner, WeAllSew fan @sugarchicken, and thanks to all who entered!

One lucky WeAllSew reader will win this embroidery package containing one colorful assortment of 6 spools Isacord embroidery thread, one pair Tula Pink Hardware tweezers, and one rollof Ultra Clean & Tear stabilizer!

Isacord 1000 meter thread spools

Tula Pink Tweezers


OESD Ultra Clean & Tear

All you have to do is post a comment below and answer the question, “What is your favorite project (garment, bag, hankie, etc.) to add a personal monogram?” The the giveaway is open through February 14.

The giveaway is open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the blog by February 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact to claim the prize.

Good luck!

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