It’s over 3,000 miles from here to there. We’ll be flying to our new destination in just one week. I can’t believe it. Well, yes I can. Mm, no I can’t. I don’t know. This is all too much at once. We will be flying to North Carolina instead of our usual road trip. Thank God for corporate relocation. The only bummer is that I won’t have my usual several days on the road to process the fact that I’m moving. Or talk radio. J. and I love our talk radio.
I eeked out these luggage tags for E. and I during the last few days I had with my sewing machine before I had to pack it up. I don’t want to suffer the same pick-it-up-put-it-back-down dance with everyone’s luggage that I went through on my last trip. I made these solely as a decorative way to identify our luggage, but you can easily make this a “true” luggage tag with a piece of clear vinyl.
It’s a super easy project to make, so I thought I’d share:
2 contrasting fabrics of your choice
Heavy-weight Pellon interfacing
Piece of ribbon
Piece of thin, clear vinyl cut to the size of the “rectangular” portion of the tag
- Trace the pattern with water-soluble marker on the wrong side of your two fabrics and interfacing.
Iron the wrong side of Fabric A to the shiny side of your interfacing.
- Fold your ribbon piece in half and place on top of Fabric A, with “loop” facing in.
- Right sides facing, layer Fabric B on top of Fabric A and ribbon. Press. Pin.
- Sew a ¼” seam all around, leaving a 1 ½” gap for turning right side out. Clip corners.
- Turn right side out. Press. Sew a ¼” seam all the way around. (NOTE: if you would like to make this a “true” luggage tag, add a rectangular piece of clear vinyl to the top and topstitch around three sides of this vinyl layer).
- Try monogramming for added detail!