Initial Your Work with Snazzy Monogramscomments (2) June 15th, 2008
When it comes to machine embroidery, you can never have enough lettering styles. Most machines come with a certain number of fonts that you can use to personalize your projects, but even the most generous variety doesn't satisfy me. Whether I’m personalizing a gift or the towels in my bathroom, I’m always looking for cool new fonts.
I have some mismatched embroideries and fabrics left over from the duvet project I did last month, and I thought it would be fun to make some boudoir pillows to tie the whole look together.
I wanted to create a pretty, feminine monogram to personalize some of the pillows, but I couldn’t find a font on my computer that I liked. There are a lot of lettering programs on the market, and one of my favorites is Monogram Wizard. It is very user friendly, and you can create virtually any kind of monogram or lettering that you can dream up. One of the nicest features is that you are not limited by size. If you want a 6-inch letter, you can create one.
For my embroidered boudoir pillow, I chose the DuoTone Script. Simply type in the letters you want in of the fields provided on the lower left part of the screen and click on “draw.” Your monogram appears on the grid to the right. You can choose different fonts, sizes, and styles and view the results until you have found the perfect combination for your project.
If you would like to check it out before you buy it, visit Monogram Wizard and download a free demo version that allows you to play for a week. You can’t stitch out the designs, but you’ll get a good sense of whether it’s the lettering program for you!