So you spend days, weeks, months (or even years) making that special gift for someone you love and then you BUY a card to put with it? Why not make a cute gift tag that coordinates with the gift or the wrapping? It is easy and has lots of creative options.
So here is our first free tutorial! (We’ll be giving one of these gift tags out to each of our first 50 customers when the shop opens. But, if that isn’t soon enough for you...) You can make your own after reading this tutorial.
Here is what you're going to need to make one gift tag:
Scrap of fabric about the size of your hand
Colored card stock that compliments your fabric choice
White card stock
10 inches of Ribbon (quarter inch wide) or yarn that matches and/or compliments the card stock and fabric
Machine sewing thread that matches or compliments your card stock and fabric
Rotary cutter or scissors for paper
Rotary cutter for fabric ( pinking blade optional)
1.) Select the fabric or card stock you’d like to use for your tag. Personally, I have way more colors of fabric than I do of card stock so, I picked my card stock first and took that to my fabric stash where I was quickly able to find fabric that suited my paper color! You can coordinate with the gift, or the wrapping paper, or bag you’ve selected.
2.)You’ll need to cut the fabric piece to 2.5” x 4”.
I like to cut mine with a pinking blade on my rotary cutter because it gives it a little something extra (and I bought the darn blade and have only used it once so why not?) Save your straight blades for your next sewing project!
3.) Cut your piece of solid colored card stock *with your paper rotary blade or scissors* to 3” x 5” .
and then pull the tails through the loop, as shown. Tighten the tails gently.