DIY: No Sew Fabric Applique Monogram

  1. Jennifer Kolb says:

    I LOVE the fabric on your couch ! I have been looking for this fabric and a good price and can’t find it anywhere for under 28 a yard…..yikes. I only need 1.5 yards and was wondering if you had any left over that you would sell me? Love the monogram…I am going to do this for my next baby gift on a tiny baby t shirt.
    Thanks so much.

    • effortless says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      I’m sorry, but I’ve never seen it for less than $28 a yard and I don’t have any left. I had to order 6 yards for my slipcover and it quickly disappeared and I don’t even have a left over scrap. So sorry. Hope you find it somewhere!


      • Shana says:

        What is the fabric on your sofa? I love it!

        I am going to use this idea to make a little footstool for my daughter! She’s only 3 months old right now but I think it will be very handy in the future. Hopefully the Heat and Bond will stand up to infant/toddler use!

  2. carmel says:

    You had me at no-sew! I love this project!

  3. yancey says:

    That is the cutest thing ever! I am definitely trying this. Love your choice of colors.

  4. Kim says:

    Wow. I love how that turned out. its beautiful!

  5. This is amazing! Since I don’t own a sewing machine (it’s on the long list) I am always excited to see “no sew” DIY projects. This one looks super easy, and it came out great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love this! You’re right–it was beautiful without the piping, but the little pop of orange put it over the top. It looks custom and tres expensive!

  7. LindsB says:

    LOVE this! I used paint to make my monogram on that lucite stool I recovered, but now I’m thinking I want to remake it with some heat n’ bond and a fun colored fabric. hmmmm, ohh the choices.

  8. Mary says:


  9. Lindsay says:

    Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Also…I’m in love with your stairs!!! Is that painted on or is it wallpaper?

  10. What a brilliant idea! I can’t wait to find something to do this to!

  11. Kate Collins says:

    This is awesome!! I love your stool. The colors you chose are fantastic!! Where did you get that fuchsia fabric?

  12. courtney says:

    genius!!! I love the extra touch you added with the piping!

  13. Becky says:

    I love anything with a monogram. This is one of my favorite monogram styes. This monogram is often called Fish Tail if anyone is looking for it. Cute stool idea and I have one at home waiting for me to redo! I now have a great idea! Thanks!

  14. Chassity says:

    Um that’s gorgeous!! Maybe just maybe I could attempt myself? Nah, I’d screw it up.

  15. Kristy Swain says:

    I love how that turned out! I am going to have to try that! Love the color choices.

  16. Brilliant, I could think of a dozen or more places where this could be applied-a nursery tops my list!

  17. Eva Mijes says:

    First time commentor! I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out. I am afraid of the sewing machine… so I might just try this! Do you know where I can get a comforter like the one you show here … but at a more affordable price? I am looking for a navy blue.

    BTW you are awesome!

  18. Christy says:

    That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

  19. I just love this stool! I love the way the monogram turned out. Fantastic idea!

  20. Love everything about this–the font, the fabric, the stool!!! Great job!

  21. ashleigh says:

    Re: Monogram –

    You could also do what Jenny at Little Green Notebook did and trace it off your computer screen! Check out her umbrella stand:

    • effortless says:

      In order to get the nice sharp lines you need it’s really best to print out your monogram on cardstock and cut it out. It will give you a nicer finish then trying to deal with tracing it off a monitor. That’s just my opinion though.

  22. Natalie says:

    Such a great tutorial! I’ve been drooling over all of the Leontine monograms for so long…I can’t wait to do my own now. Fabulous post!!

  23. Debra says:

    I am loving your stool! Love those colors! It looks like we both share a love for monograms. I did a couple of posts on “DIY” monograms – hope you check it out when you get a chance. and then this one also
    Also – I really get excited when I see you have posted a new blog!
    Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

  24. Jill Renew says:

    I just started following your blog and love this project you did, and your blog of course. Soooo cute! 🙂

  25. barbara says:

    Hey i just wanted to thank you for this information! I made two pillowcase monograms using the materials and directions you provided. I have two beautifuly monogramed ( and incredibly soft) pillowcases for a total of about 17$. I got everything at walmart, and the bonding paper i bought by the yard, it was only two dollars, as well as some clearance fabric in lavender. 🙂

  26. Erin says:


    I am working on a similar project for some shams, and I just wanted to ask how the monogram has held up. I, too, was going to enlist my seamstress to stitch the border of the monogram (just for a more secure hold and to look a little more finished) but am afraid to because of the ultra bond instructions. Have the edges warped/come apart from the velvet? Thanks for your time!



  27. anabel says:

    This is an AWESOME tutorial…i’ve been searching! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  28. PAULINE MORRIS says:


  29. Karena says:

    Hi Camila,
    I adore your stool, the colors and the monogram!Perfect project for me!

    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass

  30. Jenna says:

    I featured your DIY No Sew Monogram at my blog! You can see it here:
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  31. AnDrea Gladden says:

    can you please make a video??

  32. Myka says:

    This is so cute! What setting did you iron on? I just don’t want to ruin my velvet but I want the letters to stick lol!

  33. Kathy says:

    I’m wanting to monogram an umbrella. Do u know if the fabric will be OK to iron these on?

    • effortless says:

      I think it would work. I would just cover it with some sort of protective finish. Like one of those spraypaint glosses or anti water sprays. I would also make sure I use the iron on the lowest setting so you don’t burn through the umbrella.

  34. kelly says:

    I love this idea! I am making matching tie blankets for my sorority little and myself and was wondering if the iron on stays well or if it starts to peel off after a while. Thanks!

  35. Kate says:

    Hi, I’m wondering how the edges of the yellow fabric doesn’t fray. Is it because of the Heat and Bond Ultra Hold?

    • effortless says:

      I think it has been working because of the heat and bond ultra hold and because the fabric I used was on the stiffer side. It’s still one of my favorite pieces.

  36. V says:

    Hi! Wondering how the monogram would hold up in the wash? Thinking of doing something on children’s furniture, which will most likely need a few washings in it’s lifetime. Thank you!

    • effortless says:

      Mine is on a stool that is stapled on so, I have never had to wash it and we are still going strong! Not sure how it would do in the wash. I”m sure it would be okay for a couple, but I imagine the edges might start to curl after a lot of washes.

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