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In a previous post, I discussed my love of monograms. I adore personalization in a home, and monogram bedding adds a nice touch. Customized bedding is very expensive, and I consider myself too frugal to pay the hitch prices. I have just under $50 in materials for the duvet and matching pillow shams. This Monogrammed Duvet Tutorial is very easy. You’ll just need a Cricut Explore, Duvet Set, Fabric, bonding agent, Design Space installed on your computer or other device, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, and basic embroidery skills. This is fantastic for making personalized gifts or even just to add a bit more to your home. If you want to make your duvet a little more festive for the holidays you can look out for Christmas, Halloween and even Easter embroidery designs!
This project makes a great gift, and it would be perfect for someone getting married. I’ve had several family members ask if I would make them a set for Christmas. If you are considering making several, I suggest starting now. The embroidery is easy, but it takes time.
Here is a link to the project in Cricut Design Space. I sized the monogram to fit a King Size Duvet. You might want to decrease the size for a twin or full, but that is totally up to you. You will need to change the initial unless your last name begins with the letter H. The font is Anna’s Fancy Lettering with the top layer removed. You will need to ungroup the project, add the center letter in the desired size, regroup the images, and then resize again if desired.
Monogrammed Duvet Tutorial:
I suggest washing the fabric that you plan to use before you begin. It isn’t necessary, but it’s a good precautionary step. I washed mine in warm water with regular detergent, and no fabric softener. I washed the duvet and shams the same way in a separate load.
I’m going to repeat this do not use fabric softener on either before you begin, just trust me.
Iron the fabric, and follow the directions on the bonding agent packaging. I normally used Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold, but it’s harder to get your embroidery needle through it than the regular.
Do not attempt to cut the fabric without something similar to Heat’n Bond on the back. It helps to prevent fraying.
I don’t want to repeat images; if you want to see step-by-step photos of cutting the appliqué, please check out my previous post.
Spread your bonded fabric out on your cutting mat. Double check to ensure that your monogram is sized properly, and cut your fabric.
Place your monogram appliqué in the desired location, and follow the bonding agent package directions to adhere appliqué to the duvet.
I made attempt in my previous post to explain a “stem stitch” that I used to embroider the appliqué, but I found a much better tutorial. If you’re new to embroidery or you’re unfamiliar with the stem stitch, check out this tutorial. It’s a very basic stitch, and it’s quite forgiving to the embroidering novice. I hadn’t embroidered in many years when I began this project, but I found it remembered how to very quickly.
It took a few days of embroidering a few hours at a time to complete the project. It is more time consuming that difficult.
Here is a close-up of the stitching on the matching pillow shams.
You can find the directions for the matching pillow shams over on this previous blog post. Please let me know if you decide to do this project, and send me an email if you have any questions. I love to hear from readers.
Our cat is fond of it of our monogram bedding too!