Thursday, August 25, 2011

"M" is for Monogram

A monogrammed terry pouch for Matthew.

Our friends have a new baby boy, Matthew Harlan F.

I made him a terry pouch for baby toiletries.

I usually make the pouches with one letter and ruffles:

But boys don't really do ruffles so instead I did the full monogram:

Here's a few bits on how I made the 12" pouch:

1. Cut terry, lining and interfacing to size:

terry cloth: 13" x 17"
lining: 2 @ 13" x 6.5"
interfacing: 13" x 17" (fusible)
zipper: 12"

Fuse interfacing to terry.

2. Make letters.

Use heat'n'bond double sided fusible on wrong side of fabric.
Trace letter using light box onto paper back.

3. Cut out letters keeping paper backing on.

3. Iron letters into place on terry:

4. Zig zag stitch around letters.

5. Using a zipper foot add your zipper.

Make a zipper sandwich with terry on one side and lining on the other:

6. Do the same on the other top edge.
Be sure to top stitch lining 1/8" from zipper for a clean finish and to ensure lining won't get caught in the zipper.

7. Wrong sides together stitch down side seams, be sure zipper edges line up.
(This would be the time to insert your label tag.)

8. Turn right side out, press lining side seams open, press in bottom edge of lining 1/2" and sew shut.

9. Push lining down into pouch and press top edge around zipper smooth.

I also made Matthew a framed M:

Fabric M fused onto canvas and added french knots all around the edge.

Hope he likes his gifts.

I'm linking to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Lovely Crafty Weekend @ Lovely Crafty Home
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. Very cool, and very "boy"!
    I really like the framed "M" with the french knots~that's a fun new twist.

  2. This is a really great idea and I have been looking for something really cute for us to put all our puppy babies things in when we go out of town to the lake or when they have to be boarded I have resulted to an old diaper bag I got at the thrift store.Very cute but wouldn't it be cute if I could add "Maddie" and "Shelbys" name on a more appealing bag?!

  3. you're adorable, too creative! (: my last name is an "M" so this speaks to me!! XO

  4. Hi Jaime, I have just discovered your blog and am a new follower. Love the pieces you have created.

  5. What great gifts!!! LOVE the monogramed pouch! I've seen them in Pottery Barn's catalog and always wanted one - now I can make my own! Thanks for the tutorial :D


  6. Love monograms~ these are darling. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  7. This looks great! See you at My Dream Canvas.

  8. brilliant! what a lucky friend!


  9. How cute...thanks for sharing this at NTT!!!