Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Luggage Tag

Here in the United States, it’s time for spring break. Children have about a week off from school and, if they’re lucky, their parents are able to take some vacation days as well. It’s good timing to make a luggage tag.

Sewn Fabric Luggage Tag

This luggage tag is another kit that was a gift from a local quilt shop during a Quilt Shop Hop years ago. The kit came with a piece of stiff double-sided fusible interfacing, a fabric panel, backing fabric, and a fabric strip for the tie.

Contents of Sewn Fabric Luggage Tag Kit

For the luggage tag itself, I ironed the interfacing to the backing fabric and then the front panel. The entire piece was trimmed to the size of the interfacing, which measures 5 ¾ by 4 ½ inches (about 14.5 by 11.5 cm). I zigzag-stitched around the outer edges, then cut a small slit at one end.

For the tie, I folded and pressed the two long edges of the fabric strip toward the center then folded the strip in half again to enclose the raw edges. Because I didn’t have any brown thread, I sewed the long edge with the same maroon thread that I used on the luggage tag. The finished tie measures about 22 inches (56 cm) long and a half inch (1.25 cm) wide.

Sewn Fabric Luggage Tag

I tucked the tie through the slit in the tag, and it’s ready to go! The beauty of it is that the tag can be used for anything, not just luggage. For example, it would look nice on a sewing machine case or used as a gift tag.

I haven’t decided whether I will keep this tag or give it away, so I’m going to hold off writing a name on it. In the meantime, I’ll be daydreaming about all of the places my family could go on spring break.

4 comments:

  1. Cute! I have a couple of pre-printed label,that are designs I may not use for a quilt. But they would be cute as luggage tags or tags for a tote or stitching bag. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy making them!

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  2. Every time I go the airport I remind myself that I need to make my luggage tag. It hasn´t happened yet! I like the way that yours was a kit. It turned out very nice!

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    1. Thank you! I end up thinking about luggage tags when I travel but not when I'm planning projects, so I agree that this was a great kit.

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