Sunday, December 2, 2012

I thought I was done with things for the trip....

but found another project!  I decided I needed to use the rest of the "Texas Longhorn" fabric and make some luggage tags.  Browsing around Pinterest, I found a few tutorials on making them, but eventually ended up using a few hints from different ones and came up with my own design.

One thing I did use was how to print on fabric.  I had heard many people do this, but never did myself.  I just always bought the special paper at craft stores, but this is MUCH CHEAPER!!  Which, if you know me at all, you know is something I LOVE.  Anyway, you just use freezer paper and iron the shiny side to the fabric.  I did that before I cut the fabric to the size of a regular piece of paper, 8 1/2 by 11.

Anyway, I printed them off and went on my way.  The first one I made didn't turn out too great, so I kept going and ended up with this:


One for each of our new piece of luggage.  Our two checked bags and two carry-ons.

Other side:

I made them so they just fold in half, and a small piece of velcro keeps it closed.   Here's the inside:

I did put a piece of interfacing underneath the address for a little stiffness and just used elastic I had on hand to attach them to the handles.  I already have a small piece of this fabric tied onto all the handles, so these will be additional.  It will make our luggage much easier to find at the airport!

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