I got to thinking that it might be nice to have an option for the fabric luggage tag if you didn’t want to print the name and address onto the fabric.

Cut two – 3 1/2 X 5″ piece of fabric,  two  3 1/2″ X 5″ pieces of heavy weight iron on interfacing, one piece of vinyl slightly larger than finished tag and one  2″ X 12 piece of fabric for strap.


Put together the same way as this luggage tag. Take the piece of vinyl and sew to the front of luggage tag. Cut vinyl slightly larger than finished luggage tag. Place vinyl 1/2″ down from edge with strap.  Use miniature clothes pins to keep vinyl in place. Top stitch all the way around the edge, making sure to close the opening for turning. Top stitch again the size of your business card. Trim vinyl close to outside top stitching.


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  1. Just made two luggage tags out of the Elvis Presley fabric for my mom who is going on an “Elvis” cruise in a couple of weeks! I did not have any real vinyl on hand so cut up some plastic sheet protectors–the kind you put in a 3-ring binder. It might be a bit thinner but it works just the same. Fun tute!

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  3. You can rub a little bit of baby powder or corn starch on the vinyl so that it doesn’t stick to the pressure foot of your sewing machine.

  4. Lovely! But I have 2 questions:

    a) What is the best type of fabric to use? (Keeping in mind that the tags may get wet and the colour may bleed).

    b) Would it be any easier to sew by hand (I’m new to sewing and I’m not too great of friends with my machine!)


  5. Hi there!
    I love these!!!
    I have one Question: where can you buy Vinyl???
    I live in Germany, and i dont beleave we can buy this here, and i would not know under what German name to search for. So is there a place in the US i could order it online OR can you name me a place to buy it and the exact name, so i could send someone to look for me????
    (All the people in the US I know, do not sew, and if i tell them, “go get me a pice of Vinyl” they would know what to get me!! :O)
    Best Regards from Germany

  6. I’m really new to sewing, but I’ll offer what I can…I found my vinyl before Walmart stopped carrying fabric. I’ve seen it at my local Hancock, though. I don’t have a teflon foot, so I used a piece of tissue paper (like what you stuff in a gift bag) over the vinyl. It’s transparent enough that you can see where you’re supposed to be sewing but it keeps the vinyl from sticking to a metal foot. After sewing, you just rip the tissue off. I sewed my tags with the business card in it so I could see exactly where to sew.

    I made sewed the two fabric pieces first, right sides together with the loop inside, then turned it out and pressed it flat. Then I put my business card centered on the top of the tag, then I laid the vinyl over that, then the tissue. I stitched around the business card except for across the top, leaving access to remove or change the card. Then I edge-stitched around all four sides. As long as your vinyl is a little below the edge where the loop is, your edge-stitching won’t catch it, which is how that edge remains open for the card.

    I hope I made sense!

    Thanks to skiptomylou for taking the time to post the instructions for both versions of the tag!

  7. These are WONDERFUL! I’m making them as favors for my wedding this October and they will double as place cards!! We will see if I can make 300 in 4 months 🙂

    one Q though… sewing on the vinyl is the last step. Are you sewing it through BOTH pieces of fabric? is the vinyl attached by both (outer and inner) rows of thread? Where can I purchase vinyl? Thank you!!!

  8. SO CUTE! I just made one this morning and it’s adorable! To the previous comment from Lisa – you need to buy a Teflon foot for your sewing machine. I believe they’re about $7. 🙂

  9. I whipped one of these up this weekend, so easy. Thanks for the tutorial! (I linked it on my most recent post as well.)

  10. i love these. the vinyl in my LQS is a bit thick; i don’t think i want my needle going thru it. i have to find an alternative.

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