How to Make Luggage Tags

How to Make Luggage Tags

I made some luggage tags a while back and while they were functional, the ribbon used to attach them to the luggage was not particularly functional.  So I thought to revamp the tutorial to include sturdier hangers. Changing the tutorial also eliminated the need for grommets.  I used the same pattern but just changed it up a little.  You will never lose your luggage in the carousel with these colorful luggage tags.  They are simple to make and only require basic sewing skills.  You can also make them with fat quarters or some of your scraps and stash.  They make perfect gifts as well.  

I used remnants from my stash that I purchased from JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores to make my luggage tags but you could use your own stash or head to Hobby Lobby or to get exactly what you need for this project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  As an Amazon Associate I receive from qualifying purchases.  I used the pattern provided by Singer but I changed their tutorial to make my tags a little sturdier.  Take a look.  

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What you will Need:

  • Luggage Tag Pattern
  • Two 8″ x 8″ pieces of fabric
  • One 4″ x 6″ piece of fabric
  • One 3″ x 5″ piece of clear vinyl
  • 2″ x 14″ piece of fabric for strap
  • 1/4 yd Pellon 808 Interfacing
  • Standard sewing supplies

Step 1: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Cut your fabrics from the luggage tag pattern as Follows:

  • 2 main tag fabric pattern pieces A
  • 1 of the pocket fabric from pattern piece B
  • 2 Of the interfacing from pattern pieces C
  • 1 of interfacing from pattern piece D
  • 1 of clear vinyl from pattern piece E
  • The strap piece
How to Make Luggage Tags
Cut your fabrics

Step 2: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Fuse the interfacing piece C to fabric piece A and interfacing piece D to fabric piece B.

How to Make Luggage Tags
Fuse the interfacing

Step 3: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Clip the inside corners of the pocket fabric piece B and press the seam allowances to the wrong side using the dashed line as a guide

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Add the vinyl

Step 4: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Press the top seam allowance down..Place the clear vinyl under the pressed edge and top stitch to the wrong side of the pocket at the inside folded edge all the way around.

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Stitch the vinyl

Step 5: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Top stitch along the outside folded edge of the top short side of the vinyl/fabric pocket.


Step 6: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Place the pocket on top of one of the main tag pieces as shown.

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Place the pocket Piece onto a main fabric piece

Step 7: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Create the strap by folding the raw edges toward the middle and pressing.  Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and press again.  Top stitch along both sides.  Place the short raw edges of the strap to the center of the top of the right sides of the pocket piece so it forms a loop.  Place the other main fabric piece on top of the pocket piece right sides together sandwiching the strap and the pocket piece.  Sew around the outside of the interfacing leaving an opening in the bottom of the tag for turning.  Clip the corners.

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Add the strap
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Layer the pieces

Step 8: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Turn the tag through the opening in the bottom.  Fold under the raw edges at the bottom and Sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.  You can top stitch all the way around your tag if you like.  You have now learned how to sew DIY luggage tags.  Just slip a card with your name and address and you are ready to go.  You have finished your customized, personalized luggage tags.  For more travel related sewing projects read my post Sew Crafty Travel for everything you need to take on your next trip.

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Finished Tag

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