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Topic: Felt Bird Luggage Tags--and a Horseshoe one, too....  (Read 8272 times)
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« on: March 02, 2005 10:12:22 AM »

i wasn't sure what category to put this in, but i think it fits here, as it is similar to the felt bird pins i posted.

anyway, i'm going on a roadtrip w/ 2 of my best friends, we're flying from here (honolulu) to LA, then driving to austin, tx.
to celebrate/commemorate this trip, which i'm soooo exicted for, i made us all matching luggage tags:

(the 3 bird ones are for us, and the horseshoe one is for my sisiter who is going to vegas for spring break. the horseshoe one was inspired by something similar at urban outfitters).

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i just cut out pieces of felt and stitched it together with beads, & sequins, using embroidery floss. easy as pie--though kinda time consuming, b/c i really didn't know what i was doing, and didn't really start w/ a plan.

the netting over the address part on the back (which might be hard to see since i blurred out my address) was a bit of an after thought, because when i finished it i realized that the cardstock i had in there could easily just fall out. I also sewed in  a snap, which you can't see, that holds the card in and keeps the tag from opening.

the only real problem is that they are really pretty and nice, and kinda fragile. i don't know if i really want to put them on my luggage that goes through who-knows-what once it leaves my hands. maybe we can put them on our carry-on's. hee.hee.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005 10:24:45 AM »

Those are adorable!  I love my felt squares and embroidery floss, but never thought of anything like this....so cool!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2005 05:10:34 PM »

Absolutely adorable!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2005 06:03:11 PM »

Dearest Pinkbird,

Those are fabulous and too good for my crappy luggage! You're the best!

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**Recycling ideas Urban Outfitters yoinked from the commoners.**
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2005 10:12:53 PM »

Could you do a close up pic of one of these? I want to know how to sew on sequins!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2005 10:14:33 PM »

Those are SUPER cute!

What a creative way to remember a fun vacation!

I shall have to make some for my upcoming trip to china :-)
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2005 09:14:38 AM »

cowgirl,
sequins are easy, if you use a bead or charm to hold them in place (b/c of the hole in the center)
thats what i did, i ran the thread through the sequin, through a seed bead, then out through the bead, and back through the sequin. (if these seems confusing, i may have time later to draw a little picture).
i've also seem people use just sequins to do an entire picture, like a butterfly, out of only sequins, then you just arrange the sequins and sew over, under, etc.

i hope this enlarged picture helps.

sometimes the beads will stand on end othertimes, they lay flat--like in the picture.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2005 09:36:43 AM »

thanks! again, those are so cute!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2005 09:52:53 AM »

My goodness that is a great idea! I leave for Washington DC on Monday, so I might have to whip those up this weekend!!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2005 11:58:24 AM »

those are really sweet!
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