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How to Create Custom Split Monograms in Silhouette Studio

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And our final sub of the week is Michelle from Weekend Craft.  I'll be back in the classroom on Monday with lots more great tutorials and tips!


Hello there! I'm Michelle from Weekend Craft and I am so excited to be substitute teaching on the Silhouette School today! Over at Weekend Craft not only do we craft with our Silhouette but we also feature upcycling, home decor and lots of furniture makeovers. We would love to have you stop by and follow along!

I have attended five wedding showers this summer and my go to gift has been a set of monogrammed tea towels and a glass etched monogrammed pie plate. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you how I make the Monograms in Silhouette Studio. 

Step One: Start off in Studio with the first letter of the last name in the font of your choosing.

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Step Two: Duplicate the letter immediately to the right of the original letter. Make sure it's lined up. Tip: If you hold down the option button on your keyboard and click and drag your object it will create a copy.

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Step Three: Draw a rectangular box around both the bottom of the left letter and the top of the right letter. On the letter on the right make sure to extend the box lower than the height of the right box. This allows extra room to add your last name later. Selecting the box and the letter click the subtract tool (circled in red below).

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Step Four: Erase the rectangles then alight the top and bottom of the letter.

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Step Five: Now you're ready to finish it up! Type your last name in a font of your choosing and for definition add two thin rectangles above the last name and below.

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To finish this off I used freezer paper to create a stencil to iron on to the tea towel. To learn more about freezer paper stencils check out Weekend Craft's stenciled tote bag tutorial and tea towel tutorial. 

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It was great substituting and I hope to see you over at Weekend Craft!

Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School.  If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!

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1 comment

  1. for some reason mhy subtract tool is dithered... what am I doing wrong?


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