Embroidery Hoop Monogram

  • Skill Level Intermediate
  • Estimated Time Several hours, depending on stitch work used


  • Dress It Up button packs: Heart of the Home (#8313  787117566130)
  • Dress It Up button packs: Micro Mini round Heirloom (#4900  787117532005)
  • Dress It Up button packs: Twinklers (#93  787117999235)
  • Dress It Up button packs: Tiny Natural (#1567  787117305609)
  • Extra large embroidery hoop. Use your bandanna to determine the size you will need.
  • Embroidery floss and needles
  • Bandana navy blue. Circle center design.
  • Large sheet of felt cream
  • Small piece of felt burgundy
  • Strip of burlap or cotton textured fabric of your choice
  • X-Acto knife
  • Nail clippers or wire snips
  • Iron
  • Scissors, pencil or felt tip pen
  • Interfacing
  • Hot glue gun and sticks plus fabric glue
  • Optional – small wood letters
  • Optional – cotton batting. This makes the stitching on your cream felt more prominent.


  • Iron on your bandana to the interfacing

  • Cut around the pattern in the center of your bandana with your X-Acto knife and remove.

  • Print out and trace or hand draw your Initial on the burgundy felt. Cut out.

  • Make a strip of burlap or textured cotton fabric.

  • Lay your cream felt on the interior hoop ring. If you are using batting lay 2 layers down before the cream felt.

  • Lay your initial in the center of the cream fabric. Then your burlap, then the bandana. Use a small amount of glue to secure in place.

  • Stretch your layers inside the hoop and secure.

  • Trim off some of the excess around the edges.

  • Apply your decorative stitching to the monogram, burlap edges and anywhere else you want.

  • Use your fabric glue to secure the bandanna border.

  • Snip the backs off your buttons

  • Glue or stitch your buttons on the fabric. Glue your wood letters on if you are using them.

  • Roll your extra fabric around to the back of your hoop. Glue in place and trim off any extra.