I am so in love with this monogram letter! I have been obsessed with the letter L for years! I’m not sure if it’s because of my first name or my last name lol. I have quite the collection…in all colors and sizes. Last week, I upholstered some chairs for the Lake House Fixer Upper and had about 1/2 yard of off-white vinyl left. That sexy fabric screamed…. make me a upholstered monogram letter with nailhead trim! What???? Don’t your projects talk to you sometime? lol
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Monogram Letter Supplies:
- Letter This type works the best for this project.
- Material – I used off-white vinyl
- Nailhead trim
- glue gun
- staple gun
Monogram Letter Instructions:
Step 1) Lay your letter backwards on the wrong side of the fabric. Cut around it making sure to leave the thickness of your letter plus enough to give you plenty of material to staple. I would say about 2″ on each side (It’s way better to have too much fabric than not enough)
Step 2) Cut slits as shown in the corners of your letter.
Step 3) Using a separate piece of fabric, cut a section of material to cover areas that can not be upholstered using the staple gun. Each letter will have a different “difficult spot”. For the letter “L”, its the inside edge of the letter.
Step 4) Hot glue the strip or strips needed to cover those hard-to-reach areas.
Step 5) Hot glue the polyfil to the front of the letter.
Step 6) Lay the letter with polyfil side down to the back of the fabric you cut to size.
Step 7) Begin to staple around the letter by folding in the cut areas to make them smooth. Be sure to pull the fabric tight as you staple around the letter. Repeat this until all of the fabric is stapled in place.
Diva Tip: See how the vinyl was cut to keep the front smooth. These cuts will be different depending on the letter.
Step 8) Cut strips of fabric to cover the back of the letter. This is optional but gives it a finished look.
Step 9) Hot glue the strips to the back of the letter.
Step 10) Begin to put on the upholstery tacks by placing them on the letter. The rolls have a hole every 5th tack to pin the upholstery roll onto the letter.
Step 11) Cut the nailhead trim to length when you get around your letter. If it does not end on a tack hole, hot glue the last nailhead to the letter.
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