Felt Luggage Tag

We love to travel as a family and it is important to easily spot your luggage on the baggage carousel. Most people use black or dark coloured suitcases, so a luggage tag with a bright pop of colour will ensure that you can identify your case in a hurry! Felt Luggage Tags are fun to make and would make a great gift for your favourite frequent traveller!

It is sized so that a business card will show through the window. Alternatively you can print your address details on a piece of card.

If you would like to make your your own Felt Luggage Tag, here is a tutorial.

Materials:
Wool Felt, two rectangles measuring 3 1/2 x 5 inches
Felt Star measuring 3 inches across (I cut this using our Accuquilt Go Cutter).
Thick fusible interfacing measuring 3 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Strip of fabric measuring 2 x 12 inches (for strap)
Rectangle of fabric measuring 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 for the window
Piece of acetate measuring 3 x 4 1/2 inches for the window.

Method:

1. Cut Materials to size.  To make the window on the interfacing, mark 1/2 inch in on all sides, and cut out. (Refer to Photo)

2. To make the strap, press the long piece of fabric in half lengthwise. Open up, press each side to the middle, then fold in half. Press. Edge stitch down each side, approximately 1/8 inch from the edge.

3. To make the fabric window, press the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. Press the outside edge in, over the edge of the interfacing (Step 1). Stitch around the edge of the window, approx 1/8 inch from the edge. Cut out the inside of the window, leaving 1/2 inch border. Clip each corner on the diagonal (Step 2).  Press the fabric on the inside of the window and stitch in place (Step 3). The front of the window has been top stitched around the inside and outside (Photo 4).

4. Layer the fabric window onto one of the pieces of felt. Stitch it to the felt on three sides, leaving the top edge open. Stitch along the existing stitching line.

5. Appliqué the felt star to the centre of a piece of felt. Pin the strap to top of the tag on the wrong side and stitch in place.

6. Pin the front and back of the tag together with the wrong sides facing. Stitch around the outside of the tag, on the felt, taking care not to catch the edges of the fabric window. Press lightly on wool setting. Slip the piece of acetate into the window. Add your business card or address label.

Attach the tag to your suitcase. Bon Voyage!

Thanks to our lovely sponsor, Katia from Plushka’s Makery for providing the wool felt for this project (Katia has 62 colours of beautiful wool felt available in her Store).

You may also wish to check out our tutorial for a Passport Protector. You can find the tutorial here.

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Comments

  1. says

    This is really helpful! We have the very standard black suitcases and I was never a big fan of the chunk of fabric tied to the handle tactic. Going to whip a couple of these up! …and then plan a vacation lol

  2. says

    Fabulous idea and tutorial! I love the idea of using a bright color to help spot your luggage easier, especially when everyone’s bags are black nowadays. I also love your idea of the pocket on the other side for your identification information. Great project!

  3. says

    What a terrific way to add some personal style to identify your bags without going too crazy. I’ve seen people duct tape all over their bags, yarnbomb them, paint them, etc. Anything to make it easier to see your own bags and get out of the airport!

  4. says

    I love this! Now I have another project to make. I’d better get busy! We have some black luggage and some red luggage. I painted the red luggage with yellow paint. Circles for Hubby and Flowers on mine. They are really easy to find. Now I need some brighter paint for the black ones. We have never had to look a lot for our red luggage. Can’t wait to get started!

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