Spunky little ID tags………..I guess they could be used for any sort of bag: luggage, diaper bag, ski bag, etc. I thought these would be especially useful to help distinguish your luggage from a similar set at the airport. And oh so cute.
- 4 pieces for fabric 5 x 3.5 inches (You could use cotton and fuse some interfacing to it to make it thicker, or use a lightweight upholstery fabric. But not too thick or it will be hard to sew through all of the layers.)
- 10 inch piece of flat but thin elastic. (In some of my pictures I used some cord looking elastic but it was too hard to catch it and secure it with the sewing machine needle. So something flat would work better.)
- 1 piece of vinyl, 3.75 x 2.5 (You know you have scraps of that somewhere…”now where did I put that?”)
- thread, sewing machine, scissors, etc.
Then, you’re going to draw a rectangle that is 2.75 x 1.5 inches right onto the back. into the middle of your rectangles. Center the rectangle an inch from all sides, except one end, where it’ll be 1.5 inches from the edge. Do the same thing to one more piece. Cut out the holes. (Ignore my pencil markings…..I changed the dimensions after I drew the line on there. But you’ll cut right on your pencil marks.)
Then, you’ll sew these two pieces together (make sure to match up the openings) with right sides together, but only on three sides. Leave the end open that has the bigger span of fabric from the opening to the end. Clip the two corners that are on the other end.
Turn right side out, poke your corners out, and press flat. Then fold the open edge towards the inside a 1/4 inch. Press flat. Slide the 2 ends of your elastic at the center of this opening. (Remember, as I mentioned above, I changed from this cord elastic to some flat elastic. Worked better.) Sew the opening closed, back-stitching over the elastic a few times.
You’ve got it. And a new ID tag to personalize your bags. Simple solution………okay, and a great scrap-fabric project.