Scrappy Fabric Tags

Like eating potato chips, I couldn’t stop at just one of these scrappy tags…

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…or two…or three….well, you get the idea.

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It started out with this pile of lace bits.

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Then there was this bag of burlap scraps and white fabric pieces.

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I began doodling with some letter stamps…

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…and then started layering the pieces together.

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I stitched with absolutely no rules. It was so freeing. Is that even a word? Yes, I say it is.

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It may not have been necessary, but I stitched every layer separately.

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I went back over stitches if the mood struck me. I loved the shabby, scrappy look.

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When I finished one, I just couldn’t stop. I got into assembly-line mode and began cutting, snipping and fraying several stacks of tags. I realize now that even thought the laces were varied, the layout seems to be the same on all of them. Next time, (there will be a next time because I haven’t put any of the materials away) I plan to rearrange the layout.

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Although I loved them, they didn’t look quite done once the bits and pieces were stitched together.

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Out came the bobbles and doodads. (buttons and jewelry)

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This batch was decorated with vintage brooches and earrings, but I’m thinking the next batch will be embellished with old buttons and charms.

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21 thoughts on “Scrappy Fabric Tags

  1. Oh so pretty. I have tiny letter stamps and lots of lace. I should try to make these. Thanks for sharing clear steps too. I found you via Make it Pretty Monday

  2. These are so sweet! I have lots of scraps laying around and always think I’ll do something with them. Of course, I never do. Your lovely project just may be the inspiration i need. I’m sharing your project on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page. Thanks! P.S. I’m a new follower.

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