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Project

Monogram Fabric

Introduction

Go for the unexpected and emblazon upholstery fabric with your initials. You can make your own pilowcases or slipcovers out of the yardage, or even have a piece of furniture upholstered in it (as shown). It's all about teamwork: You do the drawing, a custom-fabric printer (such as spoonflower.com) prints it on natural fabric, and an upholsterer does the rest.

Materials

  • Watercolor set, including brush
  • 11-by-14-inch Yupo paper (a water-resistant paper that doesn’t bleed) or watercolor paper

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Experiment to create a monogram you like, painting freehand with a watercolor brush. Cover a full sheet of paper, right to the edge; fill as much white space as possible. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Scan letters, and upload to spoonflower.com; enlarge as desired. Check with your upholsterer for the yardage you’ll need before ordering.

  3. Step 3

    Take fabric and chair to upholsterer to have it covered.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2011