The placement of monogramming on items has come a long way over the years. We are going to talk about the traditional placement of the three letter monogram. There have been standard placements for a number of years that are still being followed today. This is not written in stone, you can have many variations. You can work with your monogram shop to find what you like. The monogram shop will put your monogram anywhere you want, but not all monograms look appropriate in all spots.
Here is a list of traditional placements for three letter monograms:
-Shirts with pockets
½ inch above pocket
On right and left cuff
Center on top of pocket
-Shirts without pockets
Left chest 7” down from neck seam
Back of shirt 4”-5” down from collar
-Back of jackets
Approx. 2” to 8” down from the neckline
Approx. 3” above the bottom tip of the tie
Middle placement approx 6” from tip of tie
-Placemats and napkins
In the corner at a 45 degree angle
Straight in the corner
Centered, 2” from the top on wide hem upside down, this is done when sheet is folded down on top of the blanket, then the monogram will be seen.
Centered on Band
Centered, 5” above center, This will make it appear eye level when hung
-Bath towels and hand towels
Centered, 1.5” above band on bath towels
Towels without band 4” from hem
Hand towels without band 2” from hem
Center in the corner at a 45 degree angle
These are a few placement ideas that you can use. Try them out the next time you have something monogrammed!
Do not worry
if you want to put a monogram in a non traditional place on your item go for it.