How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

How to sew DIY luggage tags

How to sew DIY luggage tags.  Travel season is about upon us so I thought I would create this tutorial on how to make DIY luggage tags.  You will never miss these suitcase tags on the luggage carousel when you use fun fabrics that stand out in a crowd.  I, of course, used some fun remnants for my fabric luggage tags but if you don’t have a stash of remnants like mine head over to Fabric.com and Hobby Lobby to find exactly what you need for sewing DIY bag tags of your own. This is a beginner sewing project that can be created by anyone with basic sewing skills.

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
  • 1/4 yd Pellon 808 Interfacing
  • One eyelet and eyelet kit
  • One 10″ piece of 1/8″ wide ribbon
  • 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

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 sew a DIY luggage tag
Fuse the interfacing to the main body pieces and the pocket piece

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

How to sew a diy fabric luggage tag
Fold back the inner cut of the pocket piece and press.

Step 4: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Place the clear vinyl under the pressed edge and top stitch to the wrong side of the pocket at the inside folded edge.

How to sew DIY Luggage Tags
Place the clear vinyl over the folded pocket piece interior

Step 5: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Top stitch along the outside folded edge of one of the short sides of the vinyl/fabric pocket.

How to sew DIY luggage tags
Top stitch the vinyl to the interior of the pocket piece

Step 6: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Place the pocket on top of one of the main tag pieces following the pattern placement guide.

how to sew diy luggage tags
Place the pocket Piece onto a main fabric piece

Step 7: How to Sew DIY Luggage Tags

Place the other main fabric piece on top of the pocket piece and main fabric piece right sides together.  Sew around the outside of the interfacing.

How to sew DIY luggage tags
Place the other main piece on top of the main piece and the pocket piece

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 top stitch all the way around the tag.  Add a eyelet to the top of the tag following the pattern guide and slip a piece of ribbon through the hole.  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.

How to sew DIY luggage tags

I hope you have enjoyed this beginner sewing project.  I love these colorful fabric luggage tags and I hope that you will give them a try.  If you don’t know how to insert eyelets into your project check out this video.

I have remade these tags to avoid the eyelets and to make them a little more sturdy.  Check out that tutorial here.  

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7 Comments

  1. I love this project idea so much! Unfortunately, a lot of your image links are broken, it would super helpful to have some visual aide with your tutorial. Thank you for sharing!!

  2. In the instructions it said to cut two pieces of pocket fabric, but you only used one. Where does the second piece come in?

    1. You are correct. There should have only been one pocket piece of fabric cut. That was my error in the tutorial. Thanks for pointing that out. I have changed the tutorial to reflect your comment. Thanks again. Diana

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