Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Homemade Gift Tags with Kraft Text Paper


Back in September the lovely Josie over SewforSoul introduced Kraft-tex paper and made a super zipper bag (SewforSoul)

For those who have never seen this great product its same as the stuff that jeans labels are made off.  It cuts and sews like fabric, you can wash it and it looks like leather.  Quite like the idea of it so sent for some off Ebay.  It comes in a few different colours so I got the tan.

You are able to print and stamp on it so got the idea for a luggage label for my mini suitcase.  Which set me off making gift tags using some scrap fabric.

Took a template off a cardboard tag and cut them out of the Kraft Tex paper making sure that I marked where the hole for the string went.  Cut the fabric out slightly larger and used a glue pen to stick it down (opp side from the mark for the hole) and then used the 201 to sew as close to the edge with a contrasting cotton.  Then trimmed off the excess fabric using a sharp pair of scissors.  Punched the hole with a hole punch which went through the Kraft Tex easily but not the fabric so had to carefully trim the fabric away from the hole with scissors.  To finish this off used a eyelet.

On the back, I used rubber stamps with an ordinary ink pad.  Added lengths of string.

Got carried away as usual!



  1. I love this! What a great idea for all us fabric hoarders. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Saw this stuff advertised recently and thought it looked interesting. I like what you've made!

  3. Thank you for your encouragement, looking forward to using these on my Xmas pressies, just have to buy or make them first!

  4. What a great idea, I love these! They would be perfect for 'special' Christmas presents - Thanks so much for sharing xx

  5. Hi Josie, got the inspiration from your blog, never seen it until you shared your ideas. I love it so eady to sew. X