Fabric Gift Tag Improvements

Reusable and/or Regiftable Fabric Gift Tag:

The fabric gift tag of the previous post gets improved so it is not only re-usable, but also regiftable.

In the previous post on making fabric gift tags, the back was blank white fabric on which you could write who the gift was to and from. The problem with this is obvious, even though it did not occur to me at first because in our home I collect the fabric bags and special labels after all the packages have been opened and save them for another Christmas.

Asking for a tag back can be kind of awkward and inappropriate in most circumstances. If the recipient was not expected to return the tag, then it would probably not be reusable since it has writing on it. The idea is to have tags that are reusable and regiftable. So, you probably would want the tag to have a pocket on the back for a paper label that can be replaced with one they can personalize. Regiftable might not be in the dictionary, but the term fits the idea.

Here are three back options:

from left to right: blank back, clear pocket, writing on back

from left to right: blank back, clear pocket, writing on back

In the picture below, to make it easier to see the paper in the pocket, I chose a bright color. Notice that the paper extends a little beyond the top of the pocket so you have a tab to make it easier to pull out. By adding a clear plastic pocket window on the back of the tag, a piece of cardstock with your personal inscription can be added and later replaced when regifted.

front and back of tag with label pocket on back

front and back of tag with label pocket on back

In the picture above you can see the difference between the backs. With a little additional time invested in attaching the pocket, you can give your tag the option of being passed along to new recipients.

Hanger options:

Here are several different options to explore for providing a means of attaching you tag to a gift.

Having a hole to run a ribbon, cord or yarn through can be made different ways. A stitched buttonhole, an eyelet hole or a short loop of ribbon are shown in the picture below.

different hanging options: button hole, ribbon loop, and eyelet hole

different hanging options: button hole, ribbon loop, and eyelet hole

I hope you have fun trying differnt options. In a day or so, I will be adding more pictures of different style gift tags as they get made, to give you more ideas to work with.

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