A fun summer craft that’s functional, too.
If you’ll be traveling this summer, make sure you’ve got a luggage tag or two handy to identify your bags. This is an easy craft project that comes together quickly using basic supplies and fabric scraps. Add a special finishing touch: personalize your tag with Dritz iron-on lettering. Great for backpacks and summer camp gear, too.
Plan your project and gather your supplies – many of the items listed below are basics that you might have in your craft stash.
- 1 2-part eyelet – nickel
- Eyelet tools
- 1 small swivel hook & D-ring – nickel
- 1 double-cap rivet – nickel
- Double-cap rivet tools
- Fray Check®
- Liquid Stitch™
- Mark-B-Gone™ marking pen
- Ezy-Hem® gauge
- Iron-on lettering in color and font of choice
- 12” x 12” piece of cotton fabric in color and print of choice
- Iron and pressing surface
- Heat’n Bond® Heavy Duty Iron-on Adhesive
Fold a 12” x 12” piece of fabric in half and fuse sides together using iron-on adhesive.
Hem ¼” on each side of both hexis using Ezy-Hem® gauge.
Cut a 3/8” x 6 1/2” piece from fused fabric for the strap. Apply Fray Check® to the edges. Thread strap through eyelet and match both ends together. Thread strap ends through the swivel hook until about 1” of the strap ends are extended past the swivel hook loop.
Fold the 1” strap ends down and secure with a double-cap rivet following these instructions.
Embellish the front of the luggage tag with your initial using iron-on lettering.
Slide the completed information card into the flap opening edges. Tip: to secure the card add double-sided tape to the back of the card.
Make a few! You can use them on weekender bags, backpacks, totes, and even gear like sleeping bags (the stuff bag usually has a loop handle). Keep all of your belongings labeled as you’re out and about this summer.