Sorry about that big blunder yesterday! If you want to embroider a “C” on something, here’s the design for the monogram!
In case you’re debating how to transfer your monogram to your fabric before embroidering it, there are a number of ways to do that. For the oatmean colored guest towel I embroidered, I used an iron-on transfer, so I didn’t really have to deal with that issue. When you’re printing a design, though, you do.
I find the most accurate way to get a pattern down for a project is to trace it. If you don’t have a light box, use a sunny window, taping your pattern to the window and your fabric on top of your pattern. Use a regular #2 pencil and trace it lightly. If you’re sure the design will be completely covered by your stitching, after you’ve traced it with the pencil, you can go over it with a fine-tipped micron art pen.
The pencil will wash out! I generally starch my fabric and iron it well before tracing on it with a pencil, and the pencil always washes out. The pen will not wash out.
And, as I’ve mentioned before, if you don’t want to trace, you can always use dressmaker’s carbon – or turn your design over and trace it with pencil on the wrong side, place the pattern on your fabric (pencil-traced side down), and, using a ball point pen or a stylus, trace over the pattern. In effect, you’re just making your own carbon paper…
Anyway, I know I harp on the design transfer point a lot. It’s one of those questions I get asked a lot!
Here’s the C – yes, it’s the C!! This design was pretty messy, so you can probably tell where I’ve reconstructed some of the lines. I probably should have just reconstructed (redrawn) the whole thing!
For other monograms, check out the Index of Monograms for Hand Embroidery!