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DIY Luggage Tags with lace

Luggage Tags Framed

 

Luggage Tags are a nice way to  customize your luggage to make them easier to spot in baggage claim.  It is also a great way to show off your skills.  Great gift idea!

Luggage Tags

Design by Lorine Mason

Supplies for Luggage Tags:

  • Canvas Fabric
  • Decorative TrimsCotton Trimmings
  • Heavy Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • Buttons
  • Grommets
  • Thread
  • Permanent or Fabric Marker
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring and pressing Tools & Supplies

How To make Luggage Tags:

Cut out two tag shapes from the canvas fabric for each luggage tag. Create your own basic tag shapes or if you would like patterns, leave a comment and we will be happy to send you a copy.

Iron medium weight interfacing to the back of one of the tag pieces. Stitch lace trim to the tag front. Use the project photo as guide to placement. Diagram A

Stitch two additional rows of lace trim to the tag front, overlapping the edges. Diagram B

Stitch braid trim down the center of the tag, covering the edges of the lace trim. Cut trim even with the tag edges. Diagram C

Iron heavyweight interfacing to the back of the remaining tag. Layer the two tags on top of each other, right sides out. Sew an overcast stitch around the outside edges of the tag. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a grommet to the tag. Diagram D

Cut a fabric strip 1 1/2 inches by 10 inches in length. Fold the raw edges towards the center and press. Fold in half and press. Top stitch down the center adding a piece of cotton soutache trim. Diagram E

Fold the strip in half forming a loop, insert the loop through the grommet. Bring both ends through the loop and tighten.
Add name and contact information to the back of the tag with a permanent or fabric marker. Diagram F

Cut a strip 1 1/2 inches by 5 inches in length. Fold the raw edges to meet in the center and press. Diagram G

Stitch two rows of lace trim to the tag front, spacing them 1/2 inches apart. Diagram H

Center the fabric strip on top of the lace trim. Top stitch down either side. Diagram I

Sew three buttons to the tag front. Iron heavyweight interfacing to the back of the remaining tag. Layer the two tags on top of each other, right sides out. Sew an overcast stitch around the outside edges of the tag.  Diagram J

Cut a fabric strip 1 1/2 inches by 10 inches in length. Fold the raw edges towards the center and press. Fold in half and press. Top stitch down the center adding a piece of cotton soutache trim. Diagram K

Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a grommet to the tag. Fold the strip in half forming a loop, insert the loop through the grommet. Bring both ends through the loop and tighten.
Add name and contact information to the back of the tag with a permanent or fabric marker. Diagram L

Iron medium weight interfacing to the back of one of the tags. Stitch a row of lace trim to the tag front, attaching it 3/8 inch up from the bottom edge. Diagram M

Stitch additional rows of lace trim, overlapping them as desired.  Diagram N

Stitch a row of braid covering the top edge of the final row of lace trim. Diagram O

Cut a fabric strip 1 1/2 inches by 10 inches in length. Fold the raw edges towards the center and press. Fold in half and press. Top stitch down the center adding a piece of cotton soutache trim. Diagram P

Iron heavyweight interfacing to the back of the remaining tag. Layer the two tags on top of each other, right sides out. Sew an overcast stitch around the outside edges of the tag. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a grommet to the tag. Diagram Q

Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a grommet to the tag. Fold the strip in half forming a loop, insert the loop through the grommet. Bring both ends through the loop and tighten.
Add name and contact information to the back of the tag with a permanent or fabric marker. Diagram R

Luggage Tags

 

Luggage Tags

Enjoy your handmade luggage tags.

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