DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects Monogram Velvet Pillow Velvet fabric and a web of contrasting metallic embroidery floss give this pillow a luxurious look. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email What You'll Need Materials Dark-colored velvet pillowcase White transfer paper Embroidery hoop and needle Metallic embroidery floss Monogram templates Instructions Download the PDF; print the initial you'd like to use, enlarging as needed Place transfer paper face down on pillowcase. Place letter right side up on transfer paper. Trace letter with a pencil to transfer outline. Center letter in embroidery hoop. Stitch in space around letter, zigzagging to create dense diagonal stitches. Sew a running stitch along outline of letter to finish.