I started out by embroidering my inital on a solid piece of fabric, in the case I used Black, so I used White thred.
I sewed the black onto the patterned fabric
and turned that inside out and sewed a back piece of fabric and stuffed it with scraps so it didn't look all limp
I sealed the end with some mod podge, optional, just so it wouldn't strangely fall apart
I stuck a hoop in the top and ran a chain through it. Waa laa!