ADD A MESSAGE TO THE BACK OF THE TAG WITH A FABRIC MARKER OR EMBROIDERY STITCHES
■ Kona cotton solids by Robert Kaufman.
■ Print fabrics are Wink in Marigold by Birch Fabrics, Star in White by Simple Simon & Company for Riley Blake Designs, Sprinkle in Petal by Cotton and Steel, plus Doe Breeze in Sky by Carolyn Friedlander and Classic Plaid in White by Sevenberry, both for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
IMPROV PIECING THE TAG
Arrange two print fabric pieces right sides up, with one fabric at an angle (Fig A).
Cut a line through both fabrics (Fig B). Place pieces RST. Align trimmed edges (Fig C), sew along edge, open out and press.
Repeat steps 1–2 to add a third piece of background fabric to this section (Fig D).
COMPLETING THE TAG
Choose one of the tag templates. Trace the outline onto the improv pieced fabric
(Fig E). Apply interfacing to the reverse, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
To assemble, layer backing fabric right side down, the pieced background right side up, and clear vinyl on top. Start midway down one side, sew around the tag’s bottom half, along the traced line to halfway up the other side. Backstitch at both ends.
Trim around the tag through all layers,
in outside your stitched line and the remaining marked line. Fold your ribbon in half and tuck raw ends between the backing and background fabric. Tack in place.
Carefully lift the vinyl away from the fabric and insert glitter. Sew along the line on the remaining half of the tag to finish.
Stitching in contrast threads adds extra impact