Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reusable Fabric Tags

I love these, and every time I pull them out I smile. There is just something inherently special about pulling out a handmade fabric tag to put on a gift. The first one I made for Luke years ago. Since then I've made them out of felt, paper, etc. But sewn fabric are my favorite, and hold up the best year after year.

I decided to make these as a Christmas gift this year for a friend who bakes more than anyone I know. (as in why give a baker a baked present?) Plus she's crafty and appreciates the effort and love of a handmade gift. I didn't have a lot of time to think about it, so I decided to make fabric tags for the whole family and gift them. Simple, cute and reusable.

I went pretty simple on the design, colors and stitching. Something about rustic simplicity feels right here in Ketchikan...and since we're both new Alaskan residents...even more so for us. Plus I finally found a use for this turtle bag I appliqued years ago for a give-a-way (and obviously never gave away). I love reusable wrapping too, but I confess I don't always have the time for it. One of these days I need to sit down and make a bunch of fabric gift bags and store them for when I need them. (but then that would involve planning ahead...not sure I want to start doing that!)


Anonymous said...

Love it!

Maggie said...

Thanks, me to. I just pulled out the ones from last year I couldn't help but smile as I put them on the packages!

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