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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

Favorite Monograms – PDF Collection

You’ll find this complete alphabet – along with 15 other decorative alphabets – all in one place in Favorite Monograms, a downloadable PDF collection of 16 monogram alphabets perfect for hand embroidery and other crafts.

Favorite Monograms for Hand Embroidery and Other Crafts

In the photo above, you can see samples of each alphabet available in Favorite Monograms.

Each letter in each alphabet in Favorite Monograms has been carefully traced into a clean line drawing that can be easily enlarged or reduced on a home printer or a photocopier.

The 16-alphabet collection is delivered as via a download link to your inbox shortly after purchase, so that you can begin creating right away! Priced at less than $1.00 per complete alphabet, monogram lovers can’t go wrong with this collection!

Favorite Monograms is available in my shop, here.

 
 

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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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