August 14 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Personalized Hand Embroidered Monograms
By Betsy, Says You

Betsy creates personalized monograms in four inch hoops for her Says You shop, and she can really stitch!

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86 Responses to August 14 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. Jenna says:

    love this! i must make one of these monograms for my letter wall! great idea, and beautiful stitches!

  2. Margaret says:

    This is perfect! Before we knew whether we were expecting a boy or a girl, we picked out a name for each — and both started with the letter H. Hence, the baby became known as H. by us and our families. I’ve been thinking that some sort of monogram would be perfect to hang in the nursery, and this is a lovely idea for how to do it (or get someone else to do it for me, since her stitching is so much nicer than mine)!

  3. FineForNow says:

    I need to learn how to monogram by hand, that is so pretty!

  4. Sharmila says:

    Wow, lovely monograms!!

  5. Jackie Davis says:

    I want some hand work to do and I think this may be it… off to the links and to be inspired! THANKS!!!


  6. finnysmama says:

    Wow, such detail! A daunting task I would imagine.

  7. Lisa says:

    wonderful work, I love handwork…

  8. Beth says:

    I love the lowercase ‘e’ – what a cute way to display a monogram!

  9. Denise Leavens says:

    I am just learning how to embroider and Betsy’s pieces have given me so much inspiration. What an imagination! I love the Octopi, Sailing Ships and the Ginkgo Leaves best. Oh, how I LOVE those Ginkgo Leaves!

  10. Liz says:

    I needed an inspiration for a gift for mom in law today. This should work beautifully.

  11. Allison Bloom says:

    So inspiring!!

  12. Pretty!

  13. Sandra Chavez says:

    Clever and beaufifully executed monogram hoopies. I especially enjoyed the “nesters”

  14. Julia M. in MI says:

    These are beautiful and a great idea.

  15. Kelli says:

    Aren’t those beautiful. It is amazing what people can do with just a needle and thread. I think I need to work on my patience just a tad before I take on anything too intricate! 🙂

  16. Mrs. C. says:

    That’s great inspiration for all the monogram sketches that I put on paper! Simple, elegant and yet so very easy to accomplish in little time!! I LOVE it!
    Now, where did I pack away that embroidery floss?!

  17. aSprinkling says:

    I’m scared of hand sewing!

  18. Annie says:

    now that is attention to detail!

  19. angie says:

    Love the monograms embroidered and put in frames, what a GREAT gift idea -could be adapted to everyone’s taste. Thanks Angie

  20. Debbie says:

    What beautiful work!

  21. ellen says:

    so beautiful! I collect E’s and the stitching on that “e” is fabulous!

  22. Alana says:

    They are so adorable! this might just be a great gift idea!

  23. Beth says:

    I love the pictures of the day – so fun to look at.

  24. Lisa says:

    These monograms are lovely. Thanks for showing them and I will make some this weekend. –Lisa

  25. Laura Bollard says:

    Those are gorgeous. Your stitching is so skillful and beautiful. I really need to practice!

  26. Chandra says:

    So cute! I just started to embroider tea towels.

  27. Nicole N. says:

    I think I have finally found my next project (not that there isn’t a list…) I am going to monogram hand towels for our new bathroom! Thank you for the inspiration, these are beautiful!

  28. Elaine says:

    So unique and I know that it took some
    kind of patience to learn how to do them!

  29. Emily says:

    Each stitch is beautiful! I want to make one just like it!

  30. Grand dad says:

    really lovely,I like the “B”

  31. Barbara says:

    Very extraordinary!! This would work for any age person. Just change the font/style.

  32. Amy says:

    These are great! I am thinking of trying my own to hang in my daughter’s room.

  33. Aimee says:

    great wedding gift!

  34. Nancy Mc says:

    Just lovely!

  35. Dawn says:

    So very pretty and elegant!

  36. Carrie Picott says:

    I would love to learn to hand stitch like this!

  37. amy says:


  38. Bridget says:

    Your work is beautiful. Great ideas.

  39. Andi says:

    The monograms are absolutely beautiful! I don’t think I could hand-stitch something and make it look that good!

  40. Shelley says:

    Stunning. Seriously! I’m jealous of that talent!

  41. jennsquared says:

    These are really beautiful! I love them.

  42. Collette says:

    These are really quite gorgeous. Simple yet lovely.

  43. Candice says:

    Very impressive!

  44. alexis says:

    these are simply gorgeous!

  45. Suzanne says:

    Wow! Those are really well done!

  46. Helena says:

    Those are so awesome.

  47. What flawless stitchinG…very impressive. The shop has great items too!

  48. Krystina says:

    So cool!

  49. Lise says:

    Ooh…I have to learn to do this!

  50. These monograms are adorable and we all know everyone likes something with their own name or initial on it!

  51. Linnea says:

    Wow! These monograms are beautiful. Incentive to improve my embroidery skills? I think so…

  52. katherine says:

    very nice – I love the nesting dolls!!!

  53. Ellen says:

    These are gorgeous!

  54. Jennifer Currie says:

    I love the ‘e’!

  55. Sarah says:

    How cute. I like to use monograms for simple gifts like hankerchifs or scarves

  56. Lisa says:

    Beautiful stitching!!!

  57. Ramona says:

    I’m not usually a monogram lover but these are beautiful and so unique.

  58. Absolutely beautiful stitching!

  59. mary says:

    Her work is inspiring- especially the monograms

  60. jackie says:

    these are lovely!

  61. Rochelle says:

    Inspiring creativity!

  62. Sara Hemmeke says:

    As a graphic designer, I LOVE monograms. One can never have enough beautiful letters in their life! Thanks for the inspiration!

  63. Katie says:

    These monograms are so sweet! I can’t wait to start working on them to decorate my home and maybe use as Christmas presents.

  64. All I can say is WOW, those are amazing.

  65. These are beautiful!

  66. Stacy says:

    Wow, such patience! It takes me forever to embroider.

  67. katie r says:

    so beautiful! love it!

  68. Ellen says:


  69. Rachel says:

    WOW!!! Those are absouletly amazing!!!

  70. Nola says:

    WOW, those are really beautiful!

  71. Adria says:

    cute cute cute

  72. Jane says:

    Ahhhh, nice work.

  73. mary says:

    Wow! I just taught a bride-to-be a few embroidery stitches yesterday so she could personalize a few hankies as mother/grandmother-of-the-bride gifts. Both of us are definitely novices next to those amazing monograms!

  74. Julie says:

    Just gorgeous!!!

  75. Susanna says:

    beautiful! makes me want to try

  76. Kelli says:

    wow! these are beautiful!

  77. Ita says:


  78. Linda says:

    Very pretty!

  79. Diana says:

    Lovely!!! I am so inspired by the artists on Etsy!!

  80. Lisa says:

    Those are beautiful! What a neat idea.

  81. Monica Gee says:

    These are just beautiful!

  82. Corvus says:

    Those look fantastically well done!

  83. Robin says:

    What a great way to personalize!

  84. Kerneknop says:

    Love the e – it’s amazing…

  85. Cheryl says:

    What beautiful hand stitching! Her monograms are lovely, and I love the cameras that she has stitched! Cute shop!

  86. Margie says:

    Wow those are so beautiful!!

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