Fast, fun, and versatile, give this personalized fabric gift tag a try! The sample shown is for a birthday, but using the alphabets on the BERNINA 770 QE it’s just as easy to create tags for Christmas or another occasion. Plus, they could be reused year after year if someone made a batch of them for family members.
Materials to Sew a Personalized Fabric Gift Tag
- Front: 5 1/2″ x 3″ piece of fabric
- Back: (folds over to form accent triangle) 6″ x 3″ piece of fabric
- Fusible Batting 4″ x 2 1/2″
- Ribbon (I used seam binding) for hanger about 9″
- School glue
- Thread: 12wt and 50wt
- Machine Needles, size 70 or 80 and 100
- Button for trimming
Tips for selecting fabric: I chose a solid for the front so that the sentiment would show up well. When using a stripe or directional print for the back, be mindful of the direction in which you cut it so that the top of your tag ends up as you envisioned it.
Instructions to Sew a Personalized Fabric Gift Tag
Step 1: Cut out fabrics and batting.
Step2: Fuse batting to the wrong side of the front fabric. Use a small ruler to help line up the batting so that it is 1/4″ inside of three sides.
Step 3: Finger press the seam allowances away from the batting so that the area where you sew the lettering is clearly visible.
Step 4: Use the variety of alphabets on the BERNINA 770 QE to sew your personalized message with the 12wt thread and size 100 needle. The alphabet utility allows you to combine letters, as well as stop at the end of your phrase and tie a knot so that you can efficiently create more than one tag at a time. The thicker thread gives more emphasis to your stitched design.
Note: Sew a test swatch first to check the tension. This can also serve as a guide for placement of the lettering on the tag. Since you will be changing both the needle and thread for the next step, consider sewing the lettering on more than one tag at a time before moving on in the construction process.
Step 5: Change to the smaller needle (size 70 or 80) and 50 wt. thread. With right sides together and with a ¼ inch seam, sew the back to the embellished front around three sides.
Step 6: Trim the corners and turn the gift tag right side out.
Step 7: Press the sewn tag.
Step 8: Turn ½ inch of the back over the top of the front and press to finish the edge. If necessary, dab a tiny bit of school glue beneath the fold to hold it in place, then iron to dry.
Step 9: Press the corners of the top into the center to form the triangular top.
Step 10: Lightly glue the ribbon into the angled folds, then turn top corners back down and press.
Step 11: Top stitch around all edges of the tag, as well as across the bottom of the two triangles.
Add a button and you’re done!
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