I ran out of my gift tags and decided to make my own! Today I’m sharing how you can DIY your own Fabric Gift Tags.
This super simple tutorial is intended to help you:
- Add a handmade touch to your gifts this holiday season; and
- Use up some of your fabric scraps that are kicking around your sewing room!
You can easily make these in an afternoon. Once you get into the rhythm of the steps, it’s easy to get into a groove.
Let’s dive in!
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How this project came about
My gift tag stash has been dwindling for years now, and I’ve been on the hunt for cute replacements.
I haven’t found any – ha!
One day, while I was eyeing the roll of tape I picked up to make fabric tape, I had the idea to make some fabric gift tags.
I was intrigued because it meant:
- I didn’t have to fight the crowds in the store to buy more.
- I could make do with what I had on hand.
- I could put my holiday fabric scrap stash to good use!
How many more compelling reasons do you need 😉
What you’ll need to make your own fabric gift tags
Here’s everything I used to make my own fabric gift tags:
- Fabric scraps
- Tape – you want something with really good adhesive and this does the trick!
- Cardstock – you want something with some weight to it so your tags will be sturdy.
- Rotary cutter – for fabric
- Rotary cutter – for paper (I use an old one)
- Tailor’s Scissors – for fabric
- Scissors – for paper
- Hole puncher – you want the hole to be smaller than the standard size. Just large enough for a string to pass through.
- Cutting mat
Step-by-step tutorial to make your fabric gift tags
Here’s 9 steps to create these adorable little holiday gift tags.
Start by pressing your fabric. You don’t want any creases as they’ll show when you adhere the fabric to the cardstock.
Place your fabric right side facing down (you want the wrong side of the fabric facing up).
Gently unpeel the tape from its roll and lay it on the back of your fabric.
Be delicate and slowly place the tape in the location you want. Take your time as once it’s stuck it’s super hard to unstick and tends to distort your fabric. Consider yourself forwarned 😉
Trim the excess tape with your paper scissors.
Using your fabric rotary cutter (or your tailor’s scissors), trim any fabric surpassing the perimeter of the tape.
Peel the paper off the back of the tape.
Gently place it on the cardstock, making sure to take your time placing the fabric tape in place so that you avoid any air bubbles or creases.
Using your paper rotary cutter, trim around the perimeter of the fabric tape.
Create a hole at the top of your fabric gift tag using your hole puncher.
This will create a spot to slip your ribbon or twine through.
Add a personalized handwritten note!
Add some string to make it easy to attach to your gift!
Repeat until you have the number of handmade gift tags you need this holiday season. And then stand back and admire your crafty work 😊
I hope this cute tutorial comes in handy for you this holiday season. This could really be adapted for any holiday, just switch up your fabrics to feature a theme that fits with the celebration in question!
I’d love for you to tag me on Instagram @shannonfraserdesigns using #sfDFabricGiftTags so I can see all your pretty tags!
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