Monogrammed Envelope for Mother’s Day

May 4, 2018By Angela WolfHoliday, Projects, Sewing 8 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

Each year I try to come up with something unique and personal to send my mom on Mother’s Day. She love’s handwritten letters, so why not add a custom monogrammed envelope that she can keep the letters or use for something else – maybe to hold makeup or coupons. Something small she can carry that will remind her how special she is to all of us kids ♥ This project is very easy and only takes about 30 minutes (even faster if you are on the Brother Entrepreneur 10-needle)

Monogrammed Envelope

Supplies:

Monogrammed Envelope

  • Fabric 1 (solid colored) cut 1: 14” by 17”
  • Fabric 2 (printed fabric for the lining) cut 1: 10” by 13”
  • Fabric 3 (applique fabric) cut 1: 7” by 5”
  • Sticky Back Medium Weight Tearaway Stabilizer cut 1: 7” by 5”
  • Rayon Embroidery Thread
  • Universal Polyester Thread
  • Quilt Batting cut 1: 14” by 17”
  • ENVELOPE PATTERN ANGELA WOLF.pdf

Machines:

  1. Print off the Envelope Pattern. Lay out the pattern on the scanning mat with the magnets out to each side.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Click on MY DESIGN CENTER.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Scan in the envelope pattern as line drawing. Slide in the red arrows to cut off the magnets. Click OK and then SAVE the design to the machine.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Click on the ERASER icon. Erase an area about 3” wide along the bottom center edge.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Turn this design into an EMBROIDERY design: change the outline stitch to a triple stitch and once the design is in the Embroidery section, SAVE to the machine.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Click on the HOME icon and go back to MY DESIGN CENTER. Go to the memory and open the original envelope pattern. Click on the BUCKET FILL icon, choose a stippling design of your choice, choose a color, and touch inside the envelope pattern.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Turn the design into an embroidery design. Click on ADD. Click on the SHAPE 4 icon on the right side. Click on the SHAPE 04. Click on OVAL 010.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Click on EDIT and the turn the oval into an APPLIQUÉ.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Slide the design to the upper area on the design, take care to keep the oval away from the edges of the design.

Monogrammed Envelope

Add the Monogram

  1. Click ADD. Click on the font or your choosing. Click on the capital letter “M”, change to lower case letters “o” and “m”.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. The text will show up in the center of the screen, slide the text to the top of the screen within the oval. Click on EDIT and ROTATE; rotate the text 180 degrees (upside down). Then click on SIZE and decrease the size so it fits into the oval with some space between the letters and the applique stitches. Now the letters are set.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. The last thing is to add the outline of the envelope with the opening at the bottom. Click ADD. Find the outline you saved earlier.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

Embroider

  1. We are ready to embroider! Hoop Fabric 1 and batting.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Embroider the stippling or fill; this should be the first item on the screen.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. You can see the outline from the stippling, looks pretty good!

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. SKIP the next 2 designs: the first outline of the envelope and the first oval (we just want to embroider the appliqué steps).

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Prepare the appliqué FABRIC #3 by sticking the stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Embroider the appliqué placement line.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Place the fabric down and embroidery the 2nd oval in the appliqué. Trim around the oval.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Embroider the appliqué outline and letters.

Monogrammed Envelope

Enclosing the Envelope

  1. Place the printed FABRIC #2 face down on top of the embroidery.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Embroidery the last step, the envelope outline. When the embroidery is finished, remove the fabric from the hoop and trip around the envelope design, leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Turn the fabric right side out, through the little hole in the bottom. Press.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Stitch along the edge the envelope, closing the opening at the bottom.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Fold the bottom edge up 1 ½” as shown. Press. Stitch each side.

Monogrammed Envelope

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. That’s it! Fold over the top and press. Feel free to add a snap, button, or hook-and-loop fastener if you want the envelope to stay closed. I am just going to press it and leave it like this.

Monogrammed Envelope

  1. Cut card stock 5” by 4” (or get creative and use the Brother ScanNcut to cut a decorative border).

This envelope is a cute idea for any gift, now I just need to add the personal note ♥

Let me know what you think and be sure to share photos of your embroidered envelope. #brothersews #angelawolf

Happy Mother’s Day!

Angela

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Mom's Day Envelope

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8 Comments

    • Hi Christina,
      I have to check the name of the fabric, I know I bought it at Joann fabrics if that helps 🙂

  • This is a really great project and would make a great gift for anyone. It would be especially nice for the elderly in nursing homes, where they have limited space and want to keep precious memories. The instructions are so clear. I can’t wait to make a few. Thanks!

    • thanks so much Janice! I made a few of these for friends too, remember when we used to write letters 🙂

  • Nice Project, however, the ragged edges around the applique look nasty. Not a good advertisement for our wonderful Dream Machine.

    • Hi Nancy, thanks for your comment and acute eye. The frayed edge on the fabric is not the Dream Machines fault, it’s from my quick cutting before the applique was embroidered, I guess I should have worn my glasses or used the scanNcut for precise cutting 🙂 Hope my Mom doesn’t notice ♥

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