Monogram Initials with Embrilliance Software: Coffee Cozy Tutorial

I wanted a way to show people how to monogram initials with Embrilliance Software, so I put together a simple tutorial for a felted, monogrammed Coffee Cozy. Cozies like this one have become quite popular as gifts, because coffee is so popular. I don’t even think I know anyone who doesn’t need their hot coffee first thing in the morning…do you?

Have you ever lost your coffee cup, or picked up one that wasn’t yours? Unfortunately, I have. And, I’m sure I’m not the only one. Well, a personalized coffee cozy is a great way to keep track of your hot coffee, while also protecting your hands from the intense heat. Not to mention, these coffee cozies are just cute and a lot of fun to make!

Supplies Needed to Monogram Initials:

  • Felt (20% wool, or whatever felt you prefer)
  • Dritz Temporary Spray Adhesive
  • Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Coffee Cozy Template (I used a paper cozy from local coffee/espresso shop)
  • Marker
  • Embrilliance Embroidery Software

I have created a video tutorial on how to monogram initials, using Embrilliance software, that you can view below, along with the written instruction in this post.

Step One:

Hoop you stabilizer by itself, and mark the center of the hoop on your stabilizer with a marker.

Step Two:

Cut out your Coffee Cozy pattern. I used a paper cozy from my local espresso stand as a template.

Step Three:

Locate the very center of your “cut out” coffee cup cozy, and mark it with a marker on backside.

Step Four:

Spray a little spray adhesive on the backside of the coffee cozy and line up the mark on the backside of the coffee cozy with the center mark on your stabilizer, and press into place.

Create your monogram initials using the fun features and option in your Embrilliance Software (or other embroidery software), and stitch on the Coffee Cozy.

Final Step:

If you choose, you can sew a decorative stitch around the outer edges. Sew your Coffee Cozy ends together by overlapping and stitching. Notice that because of the curvature of the template, your seam will have a slight angle to it.

Monogram Initials with Embrilliance

Obviously, this is just a basic Coffee Cozy tutorial, but what I really wanted you to see was the ease of creating the monogram initials, because they can be used in so many different projects! You can do so many things to change it up, such as adding additional embroidery enhancements, style, or even adding a stitched frame around your monogram. Let your imagination guide your way!

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2 Responses to Monogram Initials with Embrilliance Software: Coffee Cozy Tutorial

  1. coffee mug holder April 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM #

    Hi Bonnie,
    Along the same lines, I use kiwi paper to monogram initials and insert in tumbler.
    Cheerio

    • bonnie@tlcinspirations.com April 27, 2013 at 8:39 AM #

      That sounds interesting! I have never thought about embroidery on paper, but it’s a very interesting concept. What other types of projects have you created using embroidery and paper? Actually, I have seen greeting cards that have been embroidered. Have you embroidered any greeting cards? I may need to try it! :D Thanks!

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