I've always been partial to monograms. Call it dapper. Call it kitschy. Call it narcissistic. They just make me feel polished.
So I wanted to make at least one monogrammed cardi....along with a few other articles of clothing that shall remain nameless until Christmas day.
I added the cute pleated white trim around the collar and opening of the sweater. And I designed the 'K' myself. The new machine allows you to add your own designs which....is....AWESOME! But as you might be able to see, I still need to do some tweaking with my design. Not quite crisp enough. I probably would have been better off using the standard fonts that came with the machine.
I'm a little disappointed that the pictures washed out the cute buttons I added to the sweater but you can get a better look in the tutorial pics.
1. First I removed the pearly buttons. And saved them! Cause I think I could use them for later!
2. Then I added these cute white scallopy buttons.
3. I added the pleated trim to the edges.
4. And lastly, EMBROIDERED my initial. Cool? I know! Now, if you don't have an embroidery machine you CAN handstitch a monogram. See this tutorial. Or machine stitch. See this tutorial. Although if you try using a machine, I recommend using as many lines, rather than curves, as it is MUCH easier to sew.
Now go embroider something!