LET’S GET CREATIVE ( PART III ) : MONOGRAM YOUR THINGS !
If you have siblings ( like me ), you’ll definitely understand that struggle of having the same things as your brother/sister, and not being able to differentiate which is yours D: To resolve this, I often embroidered my name on my fabric items (drawstring bags, towels, handkerchiefs)! Of course, you could just take a sharpie and write your name on the item, but if you have time, why not try out embroidery?
Some materials you’ll need :
- Needle and embroidery floss
- Fabric item of your choice! (Here I used an SIA drawstring pouch)
Let's Start Embroidering !
First, you want to probably practice the letters you want to embroider! Below is a little exemplar you can use to try out fancy alphabets, but if you've attended our modern calligraphy classes, YAY ! Here’s another fantastic way you can use your newfound skill ;)
Once you've practised, it's time for you to transfer it to your fabric item. Using a pencil, write your name/ initials on the bag with the pencil.
Quick trick: Instead of a pencil, you can use a friction pen, and simple iron over your design when you're done sewing. The ink should disappear! ( That’s why it's banned in exams, heat causes the ink to fade ! )
Once you’ve done that, it's time to start stitching! First, separate the 6-stringed embroidery floss into 2-string portions. Next, using a backstitch as seen in the photos, (check out our blog post on making a drawstring bag to see how it's done) stitch along the pencil marks with 1-2mm length stitches.
Finish stitching along the pencil marks and you're done!
You can do this for handkerchiefs, tote bags, or on any fabric-based material!