Gifty Galore 2015 – Project 14

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This Luggage Tag is made from the Island Hopping collection which I absolutely love, love, love! So bright and perfect for a travel luggage tag. The Luggage Tag pattern is a free download and you can access it here! Just click!

This is a quick sew, so look out!!! You won’t need more than a couple of hours if that! Wahoo! Well, that is, unless you are making several for gifts.


Begin by fusing the Pellon® 809 Decor Bond to B.

Luggage Tag 1

Then trim B down to 3-1/2″ x 11-1/4″.

Luggage Tag 2

With the End Template provided in the pattern, trim the corners off on both ends and set aside. Note that the template also provides placement for the Velcro® dots.

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Fold A in half and then in half again to identify the center of A. I used a pin for this, however, later marked the center with a black Pigma pen. Set aside.

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Fold D in half along the length with wrong sides together. Then opened up, and the raw edges are folded to the center crease and pressed.

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Both edges along the length are stitched 1/8″ from the edge. Set aside.

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Remember the pin that identified the center of A? Here is where I used the Pigma pen to mark the center instead. You can see the mark smack dab in the center where the two raw ends of D are placed and pinned.

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A is folded back with right sides together.

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And pinned! I always need pins. That’s just the perfectionist in me.

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Now sew a scant 1/4″ along the folded edge catching the two raw ends of D in the stitch line.

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Open A up and press the seam flat.

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Fold both Cs in half along the length and draw a 1/4″ line along the bottom raw edge. Now, the pattern does not call for any support in the Cs, however, I did put some woven fusible on one side only to give it some strength. These are pockets inside the tag and I wanted mine to be a bit more sturdy. You may consider using the Pellon® here, but don’t use it. This Pellon® is quite stiff and it will make it difficult to turn right side out. Believe me, I learned the hard way. The tag needs something much softer to support the pocket.

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B is marked 1/8″ up from the corners.

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Line up the mark on C with the mark on B and sew across the drawn line. Be sure and look at the pattern for this step to make sure you are placing C correctly on B.

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This is the backside view of the step.

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Fold C back over the raw edge and seam line and press. Repeat for the second pocket.

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Stitch 1/8″ on both sides of the pocket edges. Lay and stitch the Velcro® dots to the tag using the End Template as a guide for placement.

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Lay A on top of B with right sides together and pin. Stitch around the perimeter leaving a 3″-4″ opening for turning right side out. If A or B are larger than the other, trim the larger one down after pinning.

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Turn right side out and top stitch 1/8″ around the perimeter catching the opening in the stitch line.

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Voilá!!! What a fun project!!! This is perfect for those traveling friends who need a bright identifying tag on luggage that looks like everyone else!

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So handsome! Enjoy!

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  1. Linda Froggie - October 5, 2015

    Very cute, Mari! I even have some of that Decor Bond for that tote Myra and I are making. I could make about a hundred luggage tags for every tote. So many steps.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

    • Mari - October 6, 2015

      Thank you Froggie! Go for it! They are so quick to assemble!

  2. Becky Schultz - October 5, 2015

    Fantastic way to make your luggage stand out!

    • Mari - October 6, 2015

      I know, right?! And, that’s the idea! Enjoy Becky!