Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making your own fabric tags

Now that Halloween is done and Thanksgiving us coming up people are thinking about presents for the holidays.  Even if you don't have the time for the resources to make homemade gifts for everyone you can still make these simple and adorable fabric tags for all the gifts this holiday season.

What you'll need:
Card stock
Iron on adhesive (double sided)
Hole puncher
Optional items:
Old Towel

I found some great tag shapes searching on google but you can always do the shapes free hand if you prefer.  Cut card stock, fabric and adhesive.  Make sure to cut them larger then the finished item, after ironing them we'll cut them down.

Iron one side of the adhesive to the card stock.  If you are worried about getting adhesive on your ironing board you can always use an old towel underneath.

Peel the paper off the adhesive and iron the fabric on.  Now it's time to trim it down.

Use your template and trace the outline on your card stock and cut it out.

I punched a hole and added an eyelet for a clean edge.  Or rather Ben did that while I took a picture.
String some ribbon through and tie it to your gift and you've got a one of a kind tag for your holiday gifts.

If you have a sewing machine you can add a little more flair by doing a decrative stitch around the border.

You can make these in lots of shapes and sizes.  It's a great use of fabric scraps and a nice personal touch to add to your gifts for your loved ones.

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