Embroidered Monogram Luggage Tags {Tutorial}

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The little ones got new backpacks to take to the nursery at Church and use when we fly, so it seemed necessary to also make them new luggage tags!  Since they’re small, I didn’t want their personal information to be displayed on the tags for all to see.  Instead I added little monogrammed flaps to the tags to cover up their details, while still looking cute!  I thought I’d share the tutorial with you, since these would make great little gifts, and are perfect for summer vacations too!

Supplies:

cutting

  • 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ solid for name and phone number {I stitched mine on a 5″ x 7″ rectangle}
    • 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ fusible interfacing for the back of embroidery
  • 7″ x 2 1/4″ solid rectangle for monogram flap
  • 4 – 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ rectangles print for border {I used two strips and trimmed them after sewing}
  • 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ rectangle print for back
    • 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ fusible fleece for the back of tag
  • 3″ length 3/4″ webbing or bias tape & 1 1/2″ swivel clip {I use these}
  • OR a longer length of webbing or bias tape to loop through a handle

Notes:  All seam allowances are 1/4″.  Follow the manufacturer’s directions to fuse the interfacing and fusible fleece to the wrong side of the indicated pieces before beginning.

First, embroider the information you want on the luggage tag on to the 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″ solid rectangle.  I chose just a name and phone number.  Because names vary so much, I suggest you choose a font you like, type the name and phone number in a word processing program at a variety of sizes, then trace the best size onto the solid fabric.  I used Exo and Learning Curve for my tags.  I found the cursive font was much easier to embroider.  If you’re looking for more free fonts, I’ve pinned lots here, and I’m sure there are many more lists out there.

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Fold the 7″ x 2 1/4″ in half to 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, and press. Embroider the monogram with the fold being the bottom of the flap. Fold fabric right sides together and stitch 1/4″ from each 3 1/2″ side, back stitching at the top, and leaving the top open. Clip corners and turn right sides out. Set aside.

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Sew two of the 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ printed rectangle to the top and bottom of the 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″.  Then, sew one 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ printed rectangle to the bottom {near the end of the name and phone number}.

Place the monogram flap over the name and phone number as desired {I ended up trimming a tiny bit off the top}, baste in place.  Then sew the remaining 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ rectangle to the top of the tag.

Thread the swivel clip onto the webbing or bias tape, fold in half, and baste to the top of the tag with the clip pointing down.

Sandwich the backing right sides together with the front of the clip.  Sew around the edges leaving a 1 1/2″ opening.  Clip the corners and turn right sides out.

Then top stitch 1/8″ from the edge all the way around, sealing the opening closed.  Also top stitch around the embroidered name and phone number for a nice finish.

Backpacks

Then, clip it on, and you’re ready to go!

If you make one of these, we’d love to see, be sure to share in our Flickr group, e-mail us, or tag #cloverandviolet on Instagram!

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Comments

  1. says

    Hallo, da habe ich mich doch neulich mit meinem Freund in die Wolle gekriegt. Wir haben für den Flur nähmlich noch einen Farbrest übrig, in einem großen Eimer, um die Wand zu streichen. Als ich reinschaute, meinte ich, daß noch gut ein Drittel Farbe drin ist. Mein Freund meint jedoch, daß es mehr ist, nähmlich fast ein Viertel. Ich denke, wir sollten uns auf einen Mittelwert einigen. Genau deshalb frage ich hier, und mich interessieren hierzu eure Erfahrungen: was liegt zwischen 1/3 und 1/4 ?
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  2. says

    This curve is a parabola. The dots on the secant line AE are equally spaced. Archimedes showed that the sum of the areas of triangles ABC and CDE is 1/4 of the area of triangle ACE. He then constructs another layer of four triangles atop those, the sum of whose areas is 1/4 of the sum of the areas of ABC and CDE, and then another layer of eight triangles atop that, having 1/4 of that area, and so on. He concluded that the area between the secant line and the curve is 4/3 the area of triangle ACE.
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