Faux Leather Bag Tag | Karen Moss | Silhouette UK Blog

Faux Leather Bag Tag | Silhouette Faux Leather Paper

As the time for the kids to return to school gets closer it’s time to get school bags sorted.

With this in mind I have made a bag tag to make it easy for a child to identify their bag.

Resizing The Tag

I started by choosing a tag shape and resizing it to 2.75in wide.

I then mirrored it to the right to create two tags.

Adapting The Tag

The next step was to cut a section for the name of the child. I used a rounded corner rectangle.

I also added holes for stitching – see this blog post for instructions on how to do this.

Adding A Fun Phrase

I thought it would be fun to add a little phrase to the back in glitter HTV and found the perfect one.

Preparing To Cut Four Different Materials At Once

My machine is a Silhouette 3 and this gives you the ability to cut several different materials in one go as you can change the line colour and set the correct cutting settings for each material according to that colour.

Another helpful feature in the new software is the ability to add ‘sticky notes’ to a design which act as reminders.

Cut Settings By Line

I allocated cut settings by the colours I had chosen and used ‘Heavy Cardstock’ for my piece of acetate.

I put a pink glitter sketch pen into the right tool holder and off it went.

All my pieces were cut/sketched in one go with the machine pausing to change settings automatically.

Constructing The Tag

To construct my tag I used strong clear glue to stick the acetate to the inside of the name side.

I heat pressed the phrase onto the other piece and used shiney pink embroidery floss to stitch the two pieces together.

I found a little strap (from an old luggage tag) and after adding the name card my tag was complete.

This Bag Belongs To

This was such a quick and fun project.

I am aware that as the tag is made from faux leather paper it is not particularly durable but is a nice little temporary addition to any school bag.

– Karen Moss –

Silhouette UK Blog Created By Karen Moss

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Design Used: Tag
Design Store Artist: Pebbles
Design Store ID: 20564 > Download

Design Used: The Unicorn Ate My Homework
Design Store Artist: Sophie Gallo
Design Store ID: 199339 > Download

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