Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
It isn't always necessary to be "extra" creative to come up with an interesting embellishment for a monogram.
In this case all that was needed to make a larger more formal single-initial monogram (H from the Arabesque Monogram Set 13) for a tote bag was a compatible classic design to surround it. A two-part bracket (1949 from Monogram Flourishes Set 2) that can be carefully placed - left and right version - should do the trick. This flourish also contains a top arch of candlewick stitches to compliment similar stitches in the letter.
The overall size is 4 3/4" (120mm) tall by 6 7/8" (175mm) wide.
How we made these monograms
Embroidery software programs make it easy to delete elements, copy and paste elements from other designs, resize different aspects, and merge elements together into one new design. Each program is a bit different in how the Edit functions are managed. Once you have learned to use yours, creating new monograms from other monogram parts is creative and fun. Experiment with different arrangements and colors.