Saturday, November 7, 2009

Luggage Tag

It's a good thing I didn't find the rum yesterday, because I decided to make a luggage tag, following Morah's tutorial. My daughter will need one for her upcoming travels, and I have this fabric that I didn't want to chop up into little pieces.

The crane's head isn't chopped off - it is heading off to the horizon! I found some packaging plastic and it wasn't slippery even without a teflon foot. I had trouble with the buttonhole because the machine was feeding the fabric through, so it pretty much stitched in place forever, but since that part was going to be ripped off anyway, I guess it didn't do too much damage when I had to rip that out.

Whenever I make these - the basket and the tag - I feel like I should make more than one at a time, but I'm glad I restrict myself to one, so that I can learn from my mistakes. The plastic isn't on straight, and there is a bump on the inside by the plastic, but it is still usable.


Kaylene said...


I have also thought about making luggage tags and have a recipe, just not travelling any where, but will be in Feb 2010, so must put it on the reminder list.



Allie said...

That's beautiful!!! I never travel so I've never made one. I love that fabric you used.

Marla said...

Love it! I'll link you to my blog!

Tanya said...

I've made quite a few of these too from Morah's pattern. Yes, that plastic is hard to sew through.. I think I did find a teflon foot (not zigzag) and stitched big stitches twice around on a straight stitch. And once I couldn't find my foot so I sewed with tissue paper between the foot and the plastic.. Somewhat successful. These turn out to be wonderful gifts though! I'll have to make a set for myself!