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Monogram Fabric

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2011


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

  3. Take fabric and chair to upholsterer to have it covered.

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