Sure monogrammed sweaters first gained popularity with Laverne and Alvin, but they seem to be making a resurgence. I can’t help but notice Project Runway contestant Valerie often sporting some sort of handmade looking name tag or monogram. The new movie ‘Easy A’ puts a different spin on Hester’s Scarlet letter A. I thought what better time with fall on the horizon to gussy up a few of my own cardigans.
I made two different cardigans for today’s I Love to Create post and am inspired to make several more. Let’s start with the ribbon monogram.
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue
This cardigan was super duper easy to make. I cut out 2 pieces of blue ribbon to form the letter J. I then adhered a piece of smaller thinner yellow ribbon in the center of this ribbon using Fabric Fusion Glue. I allowed my letter J applique to dry. Once the J was dry I used more Fabric Fusion Glue to attach it to my cardigan. Be sure to put a piece of paper of cardboard between the layers of your cardigan. You want to use enough glue to make sure your letter stays put!
I must confess I looked up a guide to cursive letters for this cardigan. I used a Tulip Fabric Marker in place of tailor’s chalk to draw my cursive letter J. I painted the letter J hot pink with Tulip Soft Paint. On top of the fabric paint I applied a thick strand of Fabric Fusion Glue and dusted a heavy coating of hot pink Tulip Fashion Glitter. When the glue dried I dusted the excess glitter off my cardigan. Again remember to place something between the layers of your cardigan so that the glue does not get through to the backside.