October has flown by for me. I have been busy making and donating, designing and doing a little bit of traveling. My latest embroidery design came about a couple of months ago and it is finally being released today. It is an In The Hoop Medic Alert ID Tag. Even better, it is FREE.
Like most of my designs, there is usually something that triggers my creativity. On this particular one, I had a friend that became acquainted with an autistic person. The family had tried the medic alert jewelry for identification purposes, but this person did not like it and wouldn't wear anything that they could keep permanent. He also had a tendency to run away if he was in a stressful situation. This caused a lot of stress because the family members always worried. I thought about a possible solution that could be worn on a pair of shoes. If they were used to wearing shoes, the id tag wouldn't be noticed and the shoestrings would keep it tightly secured. Also, it could be washed and dried along with the shoes. Once I digitized the ID Tags, I noticed they could also be attached to pretty much any other item like bags or key rings.
If you use a light colored fabric, you can also write all of the important info on the inside of the tags. A Sharpie or laundry marker will help make it more permanent so it can go through the wash. If it fades, just write it again.
Here is a tag attached to a small bag zipper.
Here is a tag on a key ring
And here is a tag on a shoe. If someone had a fall or fainting spell, you would definitely notice the red medic alert on the tag and then see it could be opened to reveal information.
The ITH Medic Alert embroidery design will complete two tags in a 4x4 hoop. So it is great for using up scraps in your stash.
When you download the design, you will receive color instructions. I also have an instruction video for you to follow along with. My wish is you will make these and donate to someone in your life that can use it. Check out the video below. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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