Looking for a practically free Mom’s Day gift? Make Mom a
monogrammed handkerchief she can keep in her purse. Follow our easy steps and
you’ll be an embroidery queen!
What you’ll need:
An embroidery hoop
Embroidery floss in a bold color
Needle big enough to thread the floss
What you’ll do:
1. Decide where on the handkerchief you want the monogram to
go. (Psst: We usually choose one of the corners about two inches away from the
2. Disassemble your embroidery hoop—you should have two
hoops, where one fits inside the other. Lay your handkerchief over the larger
hoop on a flat surface, with the corner where you’ll be working inside the
hoop’s circle. Place the smaller hoop over the handkerchief and the larger
hoop, so that the handkerchief is pulled taut. Tighten the hoop if necessary.
3. Using the pencil, lightly sketch and outline your mom’s
initials in pretty calligraphy in the corner you’ve selected (they should be
slightly wide so you’ll have room to fill them in). Add a small heart outline.
4. Thread the needle and knot the tail. Start to sew the
design by using short horizontal stitches along the width of each letter, being
sure to go in the same direction each time and not leaving any space between
the stitches--overlap them slightly. Once you’ve finished, move onto the heart.
5. Use vertical stitches to fill in the heart, starting from
the top left and working your way down and across, being sure not to leave any
white space between stitches. Finish your last stitch on the backside of the
handkerchief, knot and trim the end of the floss. Voila!
BY JESSICA D’ARGENIO WALLER ON 3/7/2012 4:33:00 PM
POSTED IN mother's day, gifts for family, crafts, sewing, accessory, diy gifts