These custom fabric luggage tags would make a useful little gift for any friends, family, co-workers or teachers that travel. They are also a great way to use up some fabric scraps.
Handmade Custom Fabric Luggage Tag Tutorial
To print name and address on fabric, cut white muslin and freezer paper 8 1/2″ X 11″. Iron shiny side of freezer paper to back of fabric. Send paper through an ink jet printer. You can also buy fabric especially made to go through the printer. I also talk about this technique here. Press printing when finished to help set ink. You could even scan in a business card and print that onto the fabric.
Cut one 3 1/2″ X 5″ piece of printed fabric with name and address, 1 – 3 1/2 X 5″ piece of fabric, two 3 1/2″ X 5″ pieces of heavy weight iron on interfacing and one 2″ X 12 piece of fabric for strap.
Following manufacture’s instructions iron interfacing to wrong side of both 3 1/2″ X 5″ pieces of fabric.
Press strap piece in half lengthwise, open up, press each side to the middle then fold in half. Edge stitch down each side. For an illustrated example see tote bag instructions.
Pin fabric pieces right sides together. Fold strap in half and place inside the fabric with cut edges sticking out 1/2″. (Make sure not to accidentally stitch into strap as you sew around the edge.)
Using 1/4″ seam, stitch all the way around the outside edge, leaving an opening for turning.
Turn, press, and edge stitch along the outside edge making sure to close the opening. Stitch another row of stitching if desired.