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Free Pattern: Monogram for Hand Embroidery – The Real C!

 

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!

Enjoy!

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Monogram of the Letter C

 
 

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  1. Thanks for this wonderfull website, it is helpfull. I was wondering if you could tell me about a decorative stitch called “mulberry stitch” ? My grandmother mentioned it but she cannot remember how to do it, I was hoping you would !Thankyou.

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  2. Thankyou so much, I hope you can find it. I really appreciate the fact that you actually replied , it means alot!! Love the website!!!! 🙂 Keep it up!

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  3. Thanks A ton Mary! I so need a C for a gift I am making. Your a peach! I look forward to hearing from you everyday. Don’t know how you find the time!

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  4. I want to make this monogram pattern and I wanted to know which type of stitching do you think will be best for it?

    Thanks in advance

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  5. Sou psicotrapeuta e nas horas de descanso tanto para o relaxamento quanto para o trabalho voluntário, onde as peças são feitas e vendidas para arrecadação de dinheiro necessidades de crianças desde enxoval até qualquer necessidade. Somos um grupo de cinco a oito pessoas. Meus sinceros e gratos agradecimentos em nosso nome. Bençãos de Luz.

    Cleuza Izabel

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