Letter Love: 6 Personalized Monogram Gifts

Whether you prefer machine embroidery, hand stitching or no sewing at all, these personalized monogram gifts will help you put a special touch on your creations, making them more fun to give and receive. Decorate quilts, pillows, tote bags and more with decorative letters to recognize someone special in your life. Check out these monogram patterns for more ideas!

Hand Embroidered Hoop

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Custom hand-stitched hoops

If you are searching for personalized monogram gift ideas, but just can’t find what you’re looking for, you can always design your own mini embroidery hoop with help from Craftsy instructor Jessica Marquez. Jessica’s pretty and whimsical designs are rooted in simple hand-embroidery techniques that give impressive results.

Check out the course Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery here.

baby gift set

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Personalized baby burp cloths

Looking for a personalized monogram gift to make for a new parent? Veronica’s Embroidered Terry/Cuddle Burp Cloth features a baby’s name and first initial on the terry cloth fabric, and the colors can be customized to match the minky fabric on the back. This gift pairs great with her matching baby wash cloths and a handmade bib.

Check out the Cuddle Burp Cloth tutorial here.

Pimp My Pillow

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Appliqué letter pillows

This is a great sewing project that will teach beginners who to insert a zipper in a pillow, in addition to learning basic appliqué skills. The pattern includes all of the monogram fonts in reverse, so they are appliqued. Wondering why you need to reverse the letters? This appliqué name blanket tutorial will walk you through the process of cutting fabric letters for an entire name.


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Monogram Quilt

One way to make a quilt extra special is to personalize it with the recipient’s initial (either first or last name, if it’s a gift for the whole family). This gender-neutral patchwork quilt design is ripe for customization, with its felted wool monogram edged in the blanket stitch. The hourglass quilt pattern comes with full instructions and applique letter templates.

BYOB Bring Your Own Bag Tote_5

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Letter Tote Bag

Featuring a large monogram applique, buttons and yo-yos, this fun and roomy tote bag includes endless options for making a bag to fit your own style. Patterns for each letter of the alphabet are included, so you can personalize a bag to take to school, work, running errands or when you’re going away for the weekend.

Monogram sweater ornament

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No-Sew Monogram Ornaments

Pull out the glue gun and upcycle an old wool sweater to make these cute monogram ornaments for your tree or to decorate a holiday table. Each ornament requires very little material, so you can make several from one sweater. Printable letter templates are included in the free monogram sweater ornaments tutorial!

Check out the monogram sweater ornaments tutorial here.

Do you enjoy stitching personalized monogram gifts for family and friends?

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