I have a slight obsession with monogramming. I like to wear monogramming, give it as a gift and dress my daughter in it. I love the quote by Reese Witherspoon that says, “If it’s not moving, monogram it.”
That quote pretty much applies to my daily life. My sister even jokes that when my daughter is not in something monogrammed that she doesn’t know her name. I found out that February is National Embroidery and Monogram month, and I will appropriately use this as a reason to celebrate and have something monogrammed! I know that I am not the only one with this obsession and that there are many moms out there who love a little personalization in their life. So much so that many stay at home moms have made this a full time job.
These mostly Facebook-based businesses are backed by NOLA moms who are using their time and creativity to dress our little ones. They are working feverishly in their garages, spare bedrooms and kitchen tables armed with swatches of fabrics for appliques and spools of thread.
Support NOLA: Local Monogramming and Applique Businesses
I know we all have our monogrammer of choice, but I wanted to share with you a few of the favorites of our NOMB moms. They each have their own style, designs and followers. These businesses are located in the Greater New Orleans area, Northshore and Southshore, and all can be found on Facebook.
Lisey Lu Embroidery (Metairie) offers monogramming and appliques on your items or ours! We offer tons of fun and sassy applique and embroidery designs for little ones as well as adults! We can monogram outfits – casual or fancy – and come up with designs based on your vision. Run out of the owner’s house in the New Orleans area, Melissa is also a mom and preschool teacher! Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nolafionnah (New Orleans) is a children’s clothing company specializing in whimsical, unique designs for children’s clothing. The Nolafionnah brand is for special occasions and every day wear. Jessica works from her home in the New Orleans area and is the mother of two darling little girls. Jessica can be reached at email@example.com
Ki & Mi Embroidery (Metairie) is a local embroidery business that offers a variety of monogrammed and appliqued items. You can find us on Facebook or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Design A Latte (Kenner) is a locally-owned online boutique specializing in monogramming “brewed” to perfection with applique clothing, personalized gifts and monogram jewelry for your adorable “little lattes,” best friends, favorite teachers and best of all – YOU! We offer great customer service, top quality merchandise and an ever-changing inventory to suit your gift or seasonal needs
Make it the Cutest (Metairie) is owned by a local mom who learned to embroider to create items for her daughter. She specializes in embroidering unique items such as handmade hair bows and custom birthday hats!
Jack B’s (Covington) specializes in custom digitizing, monogramming and applique. We offer anything to everything you can think of from baby items, custom children’s clothing, women’s accessories and have a custom digitizer on site ready to make any image into a reality! I am a stay at home mom to 5 kids and my business partner is a stay at home mom to 2 girls and we are cousins with the same name. We started this so more moms could be able to afford custom made items and boutique style gifts at mom-style prices
Tattle Tales Embroidery (Metairie) was founded as my outlet to be expressive and creative while making memories for friends and family, and I get satisfaction in knowing they entrusted my mom and I to create that special piece for them! I feel embroidery has let me be at home with my kids. It is a great balance of spending that special time with them but it also fulfills my strong need to contribute to my family. Best part is I get to work everyday with my best friend: my mom.
Little Touches (Metairie) offers cute and affordable embroidery and appliqueing. From bows to clothes, Little Touches will embroider, applique and customize for your sweet tot!