I always like to complete a gift with a handmade tag – it just adds a nice personalised touch. The Dress Form Lavender Sachets (a project from my book), were the inspiration behind these dress form gift tags. They were quickly made in under 30 minutes using some basic supplies.
To make your own, you will need:
- plain shipping tags
- fabric scraps (fabric shown here is Liberty tana lawn in Mitsi print)
- fusible web (such as Steam a Seam 2)
- sewing machine and dark thread
- dress form rubber stamp and stamp pad (optional) or a brown marker
(I purchased the dress form stamp around five years ago – more details here)
If you are using a rubber stamp, carefully cover the dress form stand in ink, and stamp on the shipping tag as shown. If you do not have a dress form stamp, draw a stand using a brown marker. (Tip: clean your rubber stamps by stamping on baby wipes).
Stamp the dress form onto scrap paper and cut around the shape so you have a stencil to trace onto the fusible web. If you do not have a dress form stamp, draw a dress form shape on scrap paper, using the image above as a guide.
Trace the dress form shape (in reverse) onto the paper backing of the fusible web. Cut around the shape using a clearance of at least 1/4 inch. Press the dress form shape onto the back of your fabric scraps, and cut out the shape.
Peel off the paper backing, and position the fabric dress form on the shipping tag, and gently press to adhere to the card.
Stitch around the outline of the fabric dress form using your sewing machine and dark brown thread. I used a short stitch length (1.5) and stitched around the outline twice. Add a ribbon and you are finished!
You can fussy cut the fabric to make some really pretty dress forms.
The Dress Form Gift Tags are a fun, quick project. For more ideas on making cards, check out our Quick Fabric Cards and Stitched Gift Cards. Check out more of our Liberty inspired sewing projects here.
The Liberty fabric used in these Dress Form Tags is available from Ava and Neve.