Monogramming my new summer purse

By on June 2nd, 2013
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I’m not a huge spender when it comes to purses.  I am pretty rough on them and after they look a bit beat up after a season or two, I’m on to the next one.  So I usually end up making a trip to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx and picking out a new purse on a fairly regular basis.

My new spring/summer purse is pretty simple. I actually had a hard time finding something that I liked. But this purse won me over with its ample pockets and zipper closures. The pockets on the ends of the purse are perfectly suitable for carrying a traveling coffee cup or a sippy cup. (AND just when I vowed to stop carrying liquids in my purse – I get the perfect one to do so… how ironic.)

The only downside to this purse is that it’s a little bit plain so I thought I might monogram it. I’m really not a monogram kind of gal, especially when it comes to kids clothes – I hate not being able to pass down items because of the stupid monogram.  But for stuff that doesn’t get passed down or for anything for a grown-up – I think a monogram is fine. Just not on the back of your car, please.

So I decided to monogram my purse.  The tricky part of the process was that the pocket was not very accessible. To secure the purse onto the hoop, I manipulated the file so that it stitched out a single line of stitching underneath where the letters would be stitched.  This immediately secured the purse in place and kept it from moving around on the hoop.

For the typeface I chose a modern looking sans serif called “Iris” and stitched it out in a bright yellow/orange thread.  I think it looks great on the pink purse with the bright green lining.

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