Monogramming is a design that uses a person’s initials to present individual identity. It can be done in different etiquette like a person’s initials or a combination of initials of a married couple. If you often visit thrift shops or gift stores, you surely have noticed how monograms are gaining much popularity. You can see initials on almost every item, from jewelry and teacups to bath towels and baby items.
Interestingly enough, monogramming is nothing new. This technique of personalizing items has been around for ages. Based on history, it was first used on coins during the time of Ancient Greece to symbolize the reign of one Greek ruler. The artisans during the middle ages also use monograms to mark their creations.
Monograms gained more attention at the time of Victorian era, when people belonging in high society found interest in personalizing their items. Embroidered embellishments became the trend back in the day. They monogrammed clothing and home furnishings.
Like the people during the Victorian era, many of us these days are still fond of monogramming everything. But just like in anything in fashion, the trends come and go. In 2017, here are monogramming styles that rock:
- The use of block fonts. With more font styles available these days, there is no doubt that you can find the perfect font that matches your personality. However, some people believe in the power of simplicity. After all, simple block fonts look more sophisticated and easier to understand than a circle monogram font. Oxford dresses and tuxedo shirts will look more elegant with block fonts.
- Large surname letter in the middle. The three-letter monogram is a classic monogramming etiquette that never goes out of style. A person’s first, middle, and last name initials are given more emphasis these days. To make the classic monogram more appealing and stylish, many prefer enlarging the initial of their surname. You can also incorporate another modern trend, which is the use of block fonts to do this.
- Simple monograms on leather. According to fashion editor Steff Yotka, phone cases are the new It bags in 2017. By that, phone cases in monogrammed leather will surely be a trend this year. Leather work sounds a tedious process so you may want to count on shops that sell personalized items to do a monogrammed leather for you. But if you are really into DIY, you can paint a monogram on leather.
If you want to try or learn more about monogramming, it would help to have a sewing machine for making clothes. What’s great about some sewing machines these days is that they already have the embroidery feature. All you need to do is make designs on your computer before merging them into the sewing machine to personalize your items. Buying a computerized sewing machine is more economical than buying a specialty monogramming machine. At least you can still use it when you feel like sewing new clothes or home items like pot holders, bowl covers, and pillow covers.