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Bag Tags – Free Pattern!

bag tags finished

I made these for my daughters to put on their backpacks for school before the school year started last year. My youngest daughter loved hers and even put it on her new backpack for this school year. My older daughter didn’t use hers so I stole it from her and put it on my lunch bag that I bring to work. It’s a great, easy FREE pattern from Studio Kat Designs.  Get the pattern here.

bag tag finished 2

I used Sulky Transfer Pens to put the pattern on the fabric. I love the Iron-On Transfer Pens, especially for things like this. You simply trace over the pattern lines with the pen then place the traced side of the pattern on the wrong side of the fabric and iron with a hot, dry iron. The ink transfers and makes it easy to just cut right on the line.  Plus you can make a bunch at a time, if you want. (Sulky Transfer Pens are permanent but since you are cutting on this line, that isn’t an issue for this project, just be aware of that when using them for other things.)

Sulky Transfer Pens

bag tag pattern and Sulky transfer penI used Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch for the stabilizer. I love Fuse ‘n Stitch. It is my favorite stabilizer and I use it all the time. It is so easy to work with, you can see right through it if you need to trace onto it and it gives the perfect amount of stability for projects like these bag tags and purses.

tracing bag tag pattern onto Sulky Fuse n Stitch

When I made these I didn’t have any vinyl but I had just bought new sheets for my bed that came in a vinyl bag; so I cut the clear vinyl pockets out of that (You know how I love to upcycle things!) The instructions are well written and all the details you need are in the free pattern. She even tells you how to make a strap if you want one. I just used ribbon for mine. I really like Studio Kat Design patterns and have used several. It took me about an hour and a half to finish both tags. So what are you waiting for? Go get the free pattern and make some tags. Post pictures of the tags you make on the Sulky Facebook page.

Happy Sewing!

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  • Terry B

    great idea Especially after the little girl getting off the bus at the wrong stop yesterday. Lucky her father wrote the phone number on her backpack and a good person called. If the bags had these tags the would look good and be very helpful

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