DIY: No Sew Fabric Applique Monogram

  1. Jennifer Kolb

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    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.

  2. effortless

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    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!


  3. Shana

    September 28th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    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!

  4. margaret

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I believe it is Wonderland, by Braemore.

  5. carmel

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:35 am

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

  6. yancey

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:45 am

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

  7. Kim

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:49 am

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

  8. Jenny @ House Full of Pretty

    September 28th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    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!

  9. kristen f davis

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    love! very cute.

  10. Marissa :: ROOST

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    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!

  11. LindsB

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    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.

  12. Mary

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:18 am


  13. Lindsay

    September 28th, 2011 at 9:22 am

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

  14. effortless

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    The stairs are actually a decal. It’s on of the first things I did in the house and everyone loves the surprise as the go up the stairs. Here is the original post on them:

  15. Sweet Simplicity

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:10 am

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

  16. Kate Collins

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:13 am

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

  17. effortless

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I picked it up months ago at I think it was only $10 a yard, but I don’t see it on their site anymore. Sorry.

  18. courtney

    September 28th, 2011 at 10:40 am

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

  19. Kate {domestikatedlife}

    September 28th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    This turned out so cute!

  20. Becky

    September 28th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    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!

  21. Chassity

    September 28th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

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

  22. Kristy Swain

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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

  23. karen@strictlysimplestyle

    September 28th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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

  24. Addie

    September 29th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Looks awesome!

  25. Eva Mijes

    September 29th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    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!

  26. Christy

    September 29th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!

  27. Carrie - The Corson Cottage

    October 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am

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

  28. shannon berrey design

    October 3rd, 2011 at 8:04 am

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

  29. ashleigh

    October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    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:

  30. effortless

    October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    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.

  31. Natalie

    October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 am

    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!!

  32. Debra

    October 6th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    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.

  33. Jill Renew

    October 11th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

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

  34. barbara

    August 6th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    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. 🙂

  35. Erin

    August 22nd, 2012 at 9:18 pm


    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!



  36. anabel

    November 28th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

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


    January 2nd, 2013 at 4:08 pm


  38. Karena

    June 12th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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

    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass

  39. Jenna

    June 25th, 2013 at 7:18 am

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

  40. AnDrea Gladden

    February 10th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    can you please make a video??

  41. Myka

    January 19th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    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!

  42. Kathy

    February 25th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

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

  43. effortless

    February 25th, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    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.

  44. kelly

    July 3rd, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    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!

  45. effortless

    July 5th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    It’s still staying on strong!

  46. Kate

    November 26th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

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

  47. effortless

    November 29th, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    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.

  48. V

    April 17th, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    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!

  49. effortless

    April 17th, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    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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