Thursday, December 01, 2011

Fabric Gift Tag Tutorial

It's the 1st December! - can you believe it?

For us the 1st December has always been the day when our old dusty box of Christmas Crafty Goodness gets pulled down from the back of the cupboard, and our home is decorated for Christmas (although I'm always so tempted to start earlier)

So today as well as decorating the tree, I've made some personalised Gift Tags (with a lovely handmade shabby feel) for the numerous "brown paper packages" soon to be placed under the tree!

Below is a little DIY tutorial, for my Fabric Gift Tags  ... Happy Decorating :)

Fabric Gift Tag Tutorial


1 x 3.5" x .5" cardstock rectangle (per gift card)
1 x 7" x 1" linen or burlap fabric rectangle (per gift tag)
Sewing Machine and thread (to match fabric)
Hole punch and eyelet kit (or a button and thread)
Stamps, Stencil Kit or Fabric Paint to decorate


- Cut cardstock rectangle to size
- Cut fabric rectangle to size and fray edges
- Wrap cardstock rectangle with the fabric rectangle to create fabric gift card
- Sew around all edges of gift tag (to the inside of the frayed edge)
- Using a hole punch make a hole in your gift tag about .5" in from one end of your gift tag (Or attach a button at one end of your tag)
- Trim any extra fabric /cardstock created by hole punch, to ensure a flat surface for eyelet
- Using hardware supplied with your hole punching kit attach eyelet
- Stamp, stencil, or paint your gift tag with a message or your recipients name etc
- Attach ribbon or twine (through the eyelet or around the button) and attach gift tag to your gift
- Voila :)


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