I have been putting flower tags like these on my orders recently.
They are really easy, so I thought you might like to know how to make them.
I invested in a paper punch a while back (bought on eBay), but if you don’t have one, you could cut shapes from thin card.
You don’t have to use flower shapes – rectangles or circles work well, or you could even buy ready-made plain card luggage tags. Just be sure that the card is quite thin.
You need two shapes the same size for each tag.
I cut circles from vintage fabric scraps, just big enough to fit in the centre of my flowers. You could cut hearts, or squares, or any shape you fancy, but keep it simple or you will make life difficult for yourself!
The next step is to sew a fabric shape to a card shape. Use a large stitch on your machine and go as slowly as possible, sewing just two or three stitches at a time, following the outline of your shape. Play around with your tension if you find the stitches looping.
Each time you stop, put the needle down, adjusting the position of the shape slightly if necessary. If sewing a square, ensure your needle is down as you turn the corners.
When you get back to where you started, ensure your last stitch goes in exactly where your first one began for a neat finish. Snip your threads close.
To cover the stitches on the back, take another card shape and glue to the back of your sewn one. I use spray craft mount, but you could probably get away with using a Pritt stick. If using luggage tags, cut paper or card to fit and stick to the back of your tag.
Finally, make a hole and add ribbon, thread, string, or cord to your tag.
Great for thrifty gift tags or decorations – or make lots and string them together for a pretty garland!
I can see them in red and white for a Scandi-feel Christmas.
Have fun playing tag!