Spend a few inspiring minutes browsing embroidery boards on Pinterest and you’ll spot a monogrammed shirt pocket. Define your search a bit to monogrammed pockets and you’ll find dozens, maybe hundreds of images. Inspiration abounds!
Here’s how to add a monogram to a pocket. And yes, it does involve a seam ripper. Remove the pocket from the shirt. Leave the stitches at the top left pocket in place to make it easier to align after the embroidery. Find and mark the center of the pocket. I used a target ruler and target sticker.
Hoop adhesive tear-away stabilizer or water-activated tear-away, I used water activated tear-away. Sponge a little water over the hooped surface to activate the adhesive. Place the hoop under PAL, the Perfect Alignment Laser, aligning the laser crosshair with the hoop’s horizontal and vertical center marks. Slide the pocket onto the stabilizer, aligning the target sticker with the laser crosshair. Smooth the pocket onto the sticky surface.
Gently lift and carry the hoop to the machine. Attach the hoop to the machine and support the weight of the shirt on the machine table. Do not let the shirt extend over the table. As the monogram stitches, make sure the shirt stays out of the sewing field.
Remove the hoop from the machine.
Carefully remove the excess stabilizer. Press the pocket and reposition it on the shirt. Topstitch the pocket to the shirt in matching thread.