Cotton Fabric –for tag – cut 2 pieces – 4” by 6” each (finished tag will be 3 ½ by 5 ½ “.)
for loop attachment – cut 1 piece 14 “ long by 1 ½ inches.
Vinyl –cut 1 piece 4 ½ by 2 ½ inches
Stabilizer – 1 piece of fusible batting or Craft Bond cut 3 ½ by 5 ½ inches.
- Center batting or craft fuse on wrong side of one of fabric
rectangles – press according to package directions to fuse in place.
- Place fabric rectangles right sides together and stitch with 1/4 inch seam around perimeter leaving a gap of 1 and 1/2 “ in the middle of one short end. You will use this gap to turn the tag and to insert the ends of the loop.
- Press loop piece in half (the long way). Open it up and press each side toward the middle. Then fold in half lengthways. Edge stitch both long sides.
- Trim corners and turn the tag inside out through the gap you left so that right side is now on the outside.
- Push corners out neatly and press. TipTime: I have found that a wooden chopstick is helpful to poke those little corners out without going through the fabric.
- Insert raw ends of loop about ½ inch into the gap you left.
- Top stitch around perimeter of the tag. Double stitch the area where the loop is inserted to make it extra secure.
- Place vinyl piece in center of tag.
- Sew 3 sides of the vinyl using a longer stitch than normal. I set my Pfaff at 3.0.
- TipTime: If you use too short a stitch you may cause the vinyl to tear.
- TipTime: the open end of the vinyl should be pointing toward the loop to make it more difficult for the ID card to slip out.
- I bought my vinyl in the home decorating department at JoAnn’s You’ll want one that has some body to it so that it will hold up better..
- I made ID tag inserts using Print Shop – A regular size business card will fit nicely.
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