These custom fabric luggage tags would make a useful little gift for any friends, family, co-workers or teachers that travel. They are also a great way to use up some fabric scraps.

Fabric Luggage Tag attached to luggage

Handmade Custom Fabric Luggage Tag Tutorial

To print name and address on fabric, cut white muslin and freezer paper 8 1/2″ X 11″. Iron shiny side of freezer paper to back of fabric. Send paper through an ink jet printer. You can also buy fabric especially made to go through the printer. I also talk about this technique here. Press printing when finished to help set ink. You could even scan in a business card and print that onto the fabric.

Print name and address on printable fabric

Cut one 3 1/2″ X 5″ piece of printed fabric with name and address, 1 – 3 1/2 X 5″ piece of fabric, two 3 1/2″ X 5″ pieces of heavy weight iron on interfacing and one 2″ X 12 piece of fabric for strap.

Cut 3 1/2" x 5" pieces of printed fabric, decorative fabric, and two pieces of heavy weight iron on interfacing. Cut one 2" x 12" piece of fabric for strap.

Following manufacturer’s instructions iron interfacing to wrong side of both 3 1/2″ X 5″ pieces of fabric.

Press strap piece in half lengthwise, open up, press each side to the middle then fold in half. Edge stitch down each side. For an illustrated example see tote bag instructions.

3 1/2" x 5" fabric pieces with iron on interfacing to wrong side of fabric according to manufacturer's instructions and stitched strap.

Pin fabric pieces right sides together. Fold strap in half and place inside the fabric with cut edges sticking out 1/2″. (Make sure not to accidentally stitch into strap as you sew around the edge.)

Pin pieces right sides together, and fold strap lengthwise in half and place inside the fabric with cut end sticking out 1/2".

Using 1/4″ seam, stitch all the way around the outside edge, leaving an opening for turning.

Clip corners.

Fabric pieces stitched together with an opening for turning.  Clip corners to ensure fabric is flat when turned.

Turn, press, and edge stitch along the outside edge making sure to close the opening. Stitch another row of stitching if desired.

Luggage tag turned, pressed and edges stitched closing the opening.

Here is a tutorial for a

fabric luggage tag for a business card.

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  2. Thanks for the great tutorial. I made a business card luggage tag for my sister who is traveling for a business conference soon.

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  4. Making these for my daughter who will be traveling a lot this summer, love the fact the name is permanent. She wanted tags to match her zebra luggage. May make the leopard print for her friend.


  5. This is such a great idea, and so pretty and easily customized, too. Adding it to the 52 Weeks Project queue. Thanks!

  6. Oh, what a great gift idea for people who love travel! I MUST make some of these for Christmas gifts! If the printed address gets wet, will it smear? I have never used my printer to print on fabric, so I’m wondering how that would work… Thanks for the idea!!

  7. Thanks for the fabric luggage tags tutorial. A unique and identifiable fabric luggage tag is practical in identifying easily your luggage on the claim rack (as luggage seem to appear the same with their black or brown colors).

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