Initial Your Work with Snazzy Monograms

comments (2) June 15th, 2008     

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Here’s my monogrammed boudoir pillow. I love sleeping in such queenly fashion!
As you can see from the screen capture, Monogram Wizard is very simple
to use.  All of the monogram font, size, and
letter styles are to the left of the work screen.
Here’s my monogrammed boudoir pillow. I love sleeping in such queenly fashion!

Here’s my monogrammed boudoir pillow. I love sleeping in such queenly fashion!

Photo: Len Hasemann

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!

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Comments (2)

JenniferStern writes: Thank you for the tip on hand embroidery...even though my specialty is machine embroidery, there is nothing like's always worth the effort. I'd love to see some of your monograms!
Posted: 8:55 pm on June 16th
Ladylace writes: And if you dont have an embroidery machine, you can still do beautiful work by hand. Take a piece of fabric, a pencil or making tool that you know will wash out. Design a beautiful design. Or copy a picture. Pick out good quality embroidery thread. Make the top. You can do this watching dvd's or tv. And when finished set it with an iron. Make sure you put something on top when you iron your new design. This will set it. And then when designing your pillow, make the back to where you can take the pillow in and out. That way you can preserve you top for years to come.

Posted: 10:37 am on June 15th
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