Thursday, June 10

artful thursdays #21....sewn tag tutorial


today i am sewing all the name tags for the art nest next week. looking at a cute little stack of these sewn tags on my desk i thought what a fun project to show you today for my artful thursday! the little tags are quick to make and let you use little bits of leftover stuff you have already. i am painting names on each one to be worn as name tags, but you can tie your sewn tag to an old suitcase where you keep your paints or write a little note on the tag and tie it to a gift.

gather from your art room a piece of cardstock, a scrap of fabric, a punched out piece of decorative paper, and a little ribbon.

step 1. cut a rectangle out of cardstock and one from a fabric scrap 3 1/2 inches long and 2 3/4 inches wide.


step 2. use a glue stick to adhere the fabric to the paper rectangle. round the corners with scissors.


step 3. punch out of decorative paper a 2 inch scalloped square. the punch i use is made by marvy by uchida and can be purchased here. glue the scalloped square to the fabric with a glue stick.




step 4. make a little template and mark a square for your stitching lines.


step 5. sew along the pencil lines.


step 6. use a japanese screw hole punch and punch two circles in the top of your tag big enough to thread a ribbon through.


step 7. thread a length of seam binding through the two holes like this. tie a knot with both ribbons together and trim. the prettiest hand dyed seam binding i have found is made by my friend marilyn.




make up a little stack of these tags and keep them in a bowl on your desk. you will be surprised how fun it is to use one of your own hand sewn tags.

next week i am creating a special artful thursdays post on making little trades to exchange with new friends. i will be posting photos of the tiny trades from the art nest when i get back. see you then and happy artful thursday, julie

21 comments:

Stephanie said...

These are great! I started "tagging" my vintage suitcases a while ago, as I realized that I didn't remember what was stored where. These cute tags are inspiring me to finish the job! Thanks!

linda said...

i love these tags, they're so cute! thank you for sharing this idea! linda

Katsui Jewelry said...

Love them. Art Nest must be a real treat!

Suz

KarenB said...

Always so beautiful! You picked my favorite colors too! Have fun at Art Nest, I'm heading out for a cruise. I'll be anxious to see what you were up to when I get back! I may try to make the little crocheted flowers while I'm sailing away. . .

Nicole Austin said...

what sweet tags! i so wish i were gong to artnest! :) sigh, some day! :) i love the bowl the tags are in, too (anthropologie?) ;) thanks again for a lovely thursday tutorial!

Lorrie said...

What a cute idea! These would be wonderful to make ahead and have a stack ready to tag anything at a moment's notice.

Home and Heart said...

Just beautiful!

miss lynn said...

julie - love
these! they
are just so
cute and
happy!!!

hope you are
enjoying your
summer vacation!
we are loving
ours!
happy day!

Stephanie said...

I love your fabric choice!!

Patty Absec said...

Julie, just came upon your site and LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!! Thank you for being so willing to share what you know to those of us who are learning!!
I've added you to my blog so others can be blessed by you~
Patty
http://thismyblessedlife.blogspot.com

Erin Butson said...

Love these! So cute. Thanks for the tutorial...

Linda said...

so cute!

Tina said...

Julie this is a sweet idea - and would be a fantastic treat to any gift bag. Thanks for sharing.

tamdoll said...

What pretty tags!
You're right - keeping them handy is nice, to add to gifts or packages is a special touch.

Erin said...

Those are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Jerusalem said...

those are so cute! love 'em!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Those are so sweet! I would love to make a big stack to have on hand for gifts. Thanks for the how-to, I'll be linking.

Megan Lee said...

Such a cute idea! I love them.

The Tiny Homestead said...

you made these so cute. I love the colors and how it all looks together in the bowl in the picture.

Andrea said...

Those are so cute!

Threads of Inspiration said...

These tags are so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial.

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