My husband and I have taken up running. However, when we go on long runs, we get nervous that if something happened……we would have no ID on us. And sometimes we’re 10 or so miles away from home and people in that area wouldn’t recognize us.
And really, you could make them for your kids too. If you’re at an amusement park and if they get separated from you, they would have some sort of ID on them. However, I would make sure that their name and info is mostly hidden from strangers walking by. (Maybe around their ankle, partially tucked into their sock.) You wouldn’t want some random person to see their name and then call them by name as if they know them. But it’s up to you.
Here’s how I made them. I measured the size I would like them, then added an inch to each side (so it can overlap for the velcro). I cut a piece of 7/8 inch wide ribbon that length (you could also use fabric). Then I cut a piece of vinyl the same size.
Then I printed our information out on the computer: name, address, and phone numbers. I slipped that piece of paper in between the vinyl and ribbon and then sewed some double folded bias tape. Make sure to purchase the very narrow kind so that it doesn’t cover up your information.
**edited to add: If you are making one of these to be used for running, cut out 2 pieces of the vinyl, put the paper in between and then follow the instructions from above. If not, you may notice the paper/vinyl getting steamy from your own heat and perspiration.