Who else is getting itchy feet to travel? I sure am. In my part of the world, we have many gray days this time of year and the urge to visit someplace warm and tropical is usually starting. The last two years have only increased this feeling as we have really begun to feel the need to stretch our surroundings. So I am releasing a brand new In The Hoop Luggage Tag design. I have a feeling travel will be in my future and yours.
This project is very quick and easy to complete. Notice I chose denim fabric and it has pinked edges to avoid raveling. In fact, I used recycled blue jean material which is a bonus. You could use old pants in your closet and make something brand new for each member traveling in your group.
The front and back of the design are sewn in two separate 5x7 hoopings. Look how cute the little airplane is buzzing through the sky. Snaps can be color coordinated with your thread and fabric. The hanger I used is made of ribbon, but you could use cord or decorative elastic.
The inside of the In The Hoop Luggage Tag has more cute text and a clear pocket. As an extra "Lagniappe" the design download includes a printout of the paper template you see in the clear pocket. So you can make a bunch, print off the inserts and fill out all of the important information.
If you have never sewn with clear plastic before, this project is a great way to try it out. You can find the plastic in the decorator section of your fabric store. Your embroidery machine will do just fine and because the foot is slightly higher than a normal sewing machine, it will glide over the plastic without sticking.
A few pieces of masking tape will secure it in place while the stitching happens.
So are you getting excited to plan a trip? You don't have to go very far or spend several days. In fact if you have been staying home like us, taking an overnight trip somewhere will probably be just enough to get started. If you have matching luggage in your vehicle, this In The Hoop luggage tag will let everyone know whose suitcase belongs to them
If you are interested to see how the In The Hoop Luggage Tag is created, I have an instruction video you can watch below. It will take you through all of the steps. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
Lagniappe Peddler believes that the process of working with our hands can be one of the best forms of healing the hurts in our lives and welcomes all who visit this safe little corner of the world.
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift
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