Wednesday, December 16, 2009

tiny, tiny tags.

I wanted to add a little tag to my little quilted christmas gifts this year.
I wondered how much room I needed, so I wrote my little message on a scrap.


It turned out I only needed 1 inch to say what I wanted to say.
Amazing, huh?
So I wrote the message and folded the scrap over.
Now I have a 2" strip for those of you who love numbers!
I ironed my strip of tags with the RIGHT sides together.


Then I marked lines where I'm going to sew.
I sewed those little, itty bitty seams.
Then I CUT between the seams.



Trimmed.
Turned right side out.
I have a TAG!

I have whole fleet of tags!





Lay that little thing on the BACK of my little gift.






sew the binding down over it all.









Roll that binding over to the front and top stitch it.







Viola!

I love my little itty bitty tags.
I'm going to do that again!!!

Then TODAY after all that tag business,
I got a gift.
A FREE gift.
SCRAPS!!!

OOOH! I love scraps!
And these scraps aren't quilting scraps.



They are wool/upholstery/"cute bag" scraps!

I just couldn't wait to begin this.



I love it!

The handles have been waiting for an
opportunity to be used.
I found them a while back at a thrift store.
They were attached to a purse that had seen better days.

By making this little bag today, I'd say I was
avoiding ALL that really needs to be done.

But can you blame me?
AND, since I don't have enough fabric.....;)
I'm trying to win some from Amy!
She has a give away going on....
Free fabric is the BEST!
I'm also adding this post to AmyLouWho's sew and tell.

16 comments:

  1. Great little tags! How many gifts did you make anyway? You've been busy.

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  2. Thanks for linking Beth! Love your tags!!

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  3. I didn't see this post before joining you today-- I LOVE the tags! I've had it in the back of my mind for a while to try to do something like that. They are cute. Thanks for all your great ideas!

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  4. Love your little gift tags!!! So cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love those little tags, and the step by sep instructions! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  6. What a great idea for labeling quilts. So much easier not to have to sew it down!

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  7. I love your little tags, what a great idea. I will make some - next Christmas; I'm all done for now. The house is clean, grandson is sleeping, husband at a Christmas party and it's just me and my computer. I'll have to decorate the house on Sunday, and do some heavy Christmas grocery shopping, but right noe life is so peaceful.
    Love your bag, great idea to use handles from an old one!

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  8. I am thinking those little tags of yours are going to be a big hit...especially among all of us who are going to borrow that idea!!!

    The bag is cool too...

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  9. I love those little tags. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I'll have to try this.

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  10. Great bags... Love the tags, thanks for the min tutorial on this!

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  11. Great tags!! I love this idea and thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  12. What a wonderful way to personalize your creations. I'm going to try that! Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays.

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  13. Your little tags are perfect!
    :o) Tricia Anne

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