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DIY Fabric Gift Tags

By: Lynda Coker from
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From the Blogger: "This DIY scrap-busting project is easy, just right for beginners. Gift wrapping is so much fun. I love picking out bags, paper, tissue, ribbon, and then assembling all those things together to make a unique package that will excite the person receiving it. One thing I've found that really moves my friends and family is the handmade elements I add. Using those fabric scraps you've been hoarding, you can create your own designer tags. What else can you do with these adorable items? They make cute party favors, note cards, and gifts."

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Fabric Scraps
  • Colored Ribbon
  • Thread
  • Sheer Fabric (See Through)
  • Heavy Card Stock
  • Heavy Iron-on fabric stiffener

DIY Fabric Gift Tags


  1. Cut your background fabric into 3x4 inch pieces.

  2. Cut or tear your strip fabric into 1/2 inch width (I like to tear these so that they have a soft edge).

  3. Cut the sheer fabric into 3x4 inch pieces.

  4. Cut the ribbon into 6-8 inch lengths.

  5. I add a little potpourri to my gift tags. You can make your own or purchase some at your local craft store. Sometimes I add flower seeds from my own garden as well. Buttons also make a cute addition, as well as, paper cut-outs, charms, etc.

  6. You will need to back your background fabric with a heavy, iron on stiffener. (It's going to be covered so use whatever works for you)

  7. Sew the sheer fabric to the front side of the background fabric on both sides and the bottom. Leave enough seam allowance to be able to finish the edges with your pinking shears.

  8. Put a small amount of potpourri or filler into the pocket created by the sheer fabric. Then sew the strip piece across the top edge to close the pocket. (Be sure to leave about 3/8 of an inch of the background fabric showing at the top.) Trim all four edges with your pinking shears.

  9. Cut the card stock backing a scant smaller than the fabric front so that when sewn, it won't show from the front side. Sew fabric to the card stock being sure to insert the folded ribbon length into the top seam.

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It is amazing how much nicer it is see a DIY fabric gift tag on a wrapped present. It shows so much caring that went into the present. The instructions show just how quick and easy it is to make the one of a kind gift tags. I like the idea of adding a little potpourri to the tags too.


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