It’s that time of year again… time for cooking and baking, gift making and gift giving! With the bustle of the holiday season, we know the “gift making” part can sometimes be hard to swing, but our Monogrammed Simple Linen Apron is so easy and fun to put together, this might be a gift you actually find time for!
We started with our free Simple Linen Apron pattern and picked out a yard and a half of our richly hued Watercolor Linen. Then we added a three-letter monogram using the handy iron-on transfers from our Learn to Embroider an Alphabet Sampler Pattern + Transfers packet, which comes with letters, shapes, and symbols in a bunch of different sizes and styles, as well as instructions on how to use them!
The true beauty of this project is that it is completely customizable: You can embroider 1 letter or 100 letters, keep the stitching simple or make it elaborate… It’s totally up to you! (You can even do the embroidery on a store-bought apron; we won’t tell!) The final product is lovely and personal… a perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook, including you!
For the Simple Linen Apron…
- 1½ yards of Purl Soho’s Watercolor Linen (1 yard for the body and ½ yard for the pocket). We used Streambed Blue.
- 4 yards of Purl Soho’s Cotton Twill Tape, 1 1/8 inch. We used Ecru.
- One pair of 1-inch D Rings
- Two 110-yard spools of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread
- One spool to match the fabric. We used color 7380 (blue).
- One spool to match the Twill Tape. We used color 1040 (ecru).
- The free online pattern for our Simple Linen Apron
For the Monogram…
- At least 1 skein of DMC’s Embroidery Floss. We used 2 skeins, in colors Ecru and 921.
- An embroidery needle
- An embroidery hoop
- Purl Soho’s Learn to Embroider an Alphabet Sampler Pattern + Transfers
33 inches tall by 25 inches wide (at the widest point)
Patterns + Transfers
For the apron pattern, visit our original Simple Linen Apron story!
For the embroidery pattern and instructions, our Learn to Embroider an Alphabet Sampler Pattern + Transfers comes with…
- A full-color instructional booklet
- 6 sheets of iron-on transfers, including 9 different alphabets
We used the large uppercase block letter for the G and the smaller uppercase block letters for the W and V and stitched them with the Fly Stitch, accented with French Knots. Both techniques are described in the booklet!
Our Learn to Embroider an Alphabet Sampler is also available as a Kit. It includes everything you need to make the Alphabet Sampler shown here!