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Monogram Fabric


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 prints it on natural fabric, and an upholsterer does the rest.


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


  1. Step 1


    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; 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.

Martha Stewart Living, September 2011