Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fabric Tags

Tags to Sew for Fun or Travel


April 2015
Sheree McKee
SewFabSew.blogspot.com

Fabric Tags are similar to fabric postcards.  
They have a firm interior to give them body and durability, and they are sewn and embellished with beautiful fabrics, fibers and trims.  Our 2015 swap group, PostCardMailArt on Yahoo
has recently began swapping tags each month.

back has clear pocket
subway theme travel tag


TAGS vs. POSTCARDS:


  1. They might be shaped more elaborate than a rectangle.
  2. Tags contain a tie-on-cord, often laced through a metal grommet, or buttonhole slit.
  3. They might contain a clear window or pocket to hold identification.
  4. Sizes can vary smaller, since they are not being directly mailed as a postcard.
  5. A tag can be foldable like a small booklet.
  6. Use them as a gift tag, or travel tag.
  7. They are still fun to sew and trade!
Personally, I like to sew my tags as close to 4"x6" as possible.  That way they don't get lost if used on luggage.  But smaller tags are so darn cute too!  And maybe less likely to be torn off.

Top Clockwise:  Sue Balchak in CA, Norma Soulet in FL,
Dottie Kirkwood in FL, Maureen Curlewis in AUS


State themed tag swap by Sheree McKee
Front and Back views

Lots of embellishment cords!

Clear pocket for business cards

Gift tag holds tea bags


I've found some unique internet sites related to sewing fabric tags.  There is a lot of helpful knowledge amongst these creative people.  Please check them out to get inspired for your adventure in tag making!

SID’S IN STITCHES
JACKIE’S ART QUILTS
HER PACKING LIST
MS.ELAINIOUS
THRIFTY STITCHER YOUTUBE
CRAFTSY by Christine Haynes
FREE PATTERN ON CRAFTSY BY SOUBELLES
DIY MOTHER NATURE NETWORK
SINGER
DESIGN SPONGE
SKIP TO MY LOU
SEWTORIAL
POSITIVELY SPLENDID
MORAH QUILTS
CRAFTSY BY STUDIO CHERIE
A FEW SCRAPS