1) I am not much of a sewer (a person that sews fabric not a drainpipe - actually, I am not much of either),
2) I used fusible webbing and batting for the first time,
3) I love monogrammed things (especially monogrammed with "m"), and
4) They are so stinking cute!!
To make the monograms I first stiffened small squares of fabric with some liquid Fabric Stiffener I picked up at Hobby Lobby and applied with a foam sponge on top of waxed paper. They were set aside to dry (took about 30-45 minutes) and in the meantime I cut my fabric and batting to 9" x 21" with my rotary cutter (first time I've used one of those too).
The Noteworthy Slice card had the font I was looking for -
The hands-free collar is awesome if you don't already have one! Can you tell that this fabric has already been cut?
There it is!! Super easy!
Two adorable fabric monograms!
Stitch Witchery fusible webbing attached the monograms to my fabric. Next step was to zigzag stitch them on permanently. I found the inspiration for these cuties from the Craftaholics Anonymous blog - there are loads of great ideas on this blog!! My Janome mini sewing machine - a tiny but powerful machine for basic stitching - was a rockstar on this project.