Planning to travel in the New Year? Luggage accessories are a must to keep your items organized and clearly marked for identification. Machine embroidery is the easiest way to add a bit of personalization to luggage tags, bags and tech totes in order to keep everything together for your next trip. Here are five ideas for projects to make as you look forward to upcoming trips.
Luggage tag blanks are super simple to embroider and easy to personalize. You’ll need:
- Luggage Tag Blank
- Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer
- Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ Thread (colors determined by design & luggage tag color)
- Bobbin Thread: Sulky 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite Thread
- Sulky Sticky+ Slitting Pen
- Organ® size 75/11 Embroidery Needles
- Sulky Embroidery Placement template
- Stick ‘n Stitch™ Stabilizer Sheet
- Pen or marker
Check out this post for the entire tutorial! It’s easier than you think, and with so many colors to choose from you can organize each traveler’s items by color.
IN-THE-HOOP LUGGAGE TAGS
Of course you could always make the luggage tags entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine, too. These designs from EmbroideryOnline.com are super cute on sparkly vinyl, but cork would look great, too.
The Smith Organizer is the perfect travel companion. With a zippered pocket, card pockets, cord keepers and journal elastic, this clutch is your go-to for keeping all your essentials neat and tidy for any trip.
Join us on New Year’s Eve as Sallie Tomato and Sulky come together for our third annual sew-along! We’ll begin at 12 noon, Eastern Time, and sew our way to 4pm, making and embellishing the Smith organizer together.
If you plan to sew on your travels (why not bring an handwork project for the long plane or car ride?), this pattern is an awesome project to keep your threads, tools, fabrics and more together for easy retrieval. It opens entirely flat and then snaps closed for toting.
Designed by Cheryl Kuczek, the Posk Project & Tech Trapper is also available as a kit in ostrich black or distressed brown faux leather. CHECK IT OUT>
LUGGAGE HANDLE WRAPS
Our friends at Embroidery Garden designed these in-the-hoop luggage handle wraps.
They come together in the hoop rather easily, and are ready for personalizing with a monogram, motif or name. Plus, once unsnapped, they reveal a vinyl pocket for a business card or identification. Super smart!
Not only are these five luggage accessories great to make for yourself, but they also make great gifts any time of year. Stitch one up for a Valentine, birthday party or anniversary (maybe with some fun tickets to a tropical destination?). They’re guaranteed to be a hit!
Don’t forget to post pictures of your travel accessories on our Sulky Facebook Group: Sulky Stitch ‘n Post. We love to see what you create!