We’re sharing a quick and easy monogrammed sweatshirt today!
We spent the weekend celebrating an early Christmas with our big farm family. Both of my parents come from large families, and despite my grandparents being gone on each side, we’re all still really close.
To keep things as simple and as budget-friendly as possible, we usually have a gift card or white elephant exchange.
This Thanksgiving though, they decided to change it up and have us all draw names. The only caveat was that the gift spending limit was set at $10.
Around the same time, a reader reached out (Thank you, Kelly) to ask if I had an inexpensive way to make Christmas morning feel special without everyone having to wear matching pajamas.
I immediately thought about monogrammed sweatshirts!
Not only does this quick and easy monogrammed sweatshirt make for a great last-minute gift idea, it’s also super simple to create. And if you grab the sweatshirt on sale, it costs around $10-15 depending on the sale price.
It’s also a festive way for everyone to match on Christmas morning without the hassle of trying to figure out everyone’s sizes.
Bonus, you can wear the monogrammed sweatshirt throughout the winter season too!
Here’s a look at how to make a quick and easy monogrammed sweatshirt this holiday season…
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Monogrammed Sweatshirt Supplies:
- Sweatshirt, (we used these sweatshirts for men and women from Amazon but also found these sweatshirts from Walmart)
- Monogram Letter, (we found these letters at Hobby Lobby)
- Ironing board
- Measuring Tape
Monogrammed Sweatshirt Steps:
Gather your supplies.
Make sure your sweatshirt has been washed, dried, and is free from wrinkles. Most sweatshirts are made with cotton which tends to shrink so don’t skip this step!
Lay a thick towel down on a sturdy work surface or use an ironing board, then lay your sweatshirt on top of the towel or board.
Next, measure and place your monogram letter onto the sweatshirt. The standard placement is 7-9 inches down from the left shoulder seam.
Once you have your monogram letter in place, carefully lay a towel over the letter.
Using caution and care as the iron will be hot, iron over the letter as per the directions on your monogram letter packaging.
Flip your sweatshirt inside out, and again, using caution and care as the iron will be hot, iron the back of the monogram letter.
Carefully, flip your quick and easy monogrammed sweatshirt back to the front and enjoy!
Other Monogrammed and Iron-On Patch Ideas to Consider…
You guys know we love a little sparkle around here, so I chose this monogrammed glitter letter. We got it at Hobby Lobby.
But you could also try a varsity letter style monogram if you wanted to keep your sweatshirts gender-neutral. They were also available at Hobby Lobby.
While we were out shopping for the monogrammed letters, S found this super cute iron-on coffee patch she wanted me to add to her sweatshirt.
We used the same instructions listed above and it turned out great!
Avoiding the Awkward…
I know trying to come up with gift ideas this time of year can be difficult. Especially, if you have a lot of people to buy for or if you don’t know the person well.
In the same token, I’ve also opened a pair of size medium pajamas on Christmas Eve when I really needed a large. I got through it, but it was super embarrassing to have to wear a sweater over my pajama top because it didn’t fit while everyone else was running around in their matching pajamas.
You know what cuts through all of that awkwardness though? A quick and easy monogrammed sweatshirt!
I hope this simple last-minute Christmas idea has helped. We literally shop throughout the year for Christmas, so it doesn’t overwhelm us in December.
If you’re running around scrambling in search of the perfect gift, I promise I’ve been there too – hang in there!
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