We have been monogramming for decades using old-fashioned, traditional methods. All monograms are hand-drawn and then hand-embroidered using the finest French embroidery cotton, DMC. Prior to making the actual embroidery, special complicated designs such as the Row 3-Center DNA Double Helix can be e-mailed or faxed for approval
Monograms can be done in virtually any color. They can match the fabric (called Self), be slightly darker than the fabric (called Self-darker), or be done in a completely different color.
Due to the fact that all designs are hand-drawn, there is virtually no design or lettering style which cannot be done. Most tasteful initial designs are slightly larger than a quarter-inch in height. Initials can be done with or without periods, with or without shadows, and with or without opening and closing carats.
Unlike machine embroidery which can only follow computer-generated lettering styles and usually needs a rough backing fabric to prevent wrinkling, hand monograms are done one stitch at a time using a sewing needle and magnifying glass. An average 3-initial monogram takes about an hour to create and, as such, are expensive. Prices are provided for all monograms in the chart except the double helix. This and other unique styles are done by quotation and range from $80-up. If you would like a special design quotation, please Contact Us.
Please note: The AKS style monogram is done with the surname initial in the center.
Ordering multiple monogrammed pieces will add from one to four weeks to your order. If time is a consideration, please Contact Us.