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Scrappy Manly Tags

May 1, 2013

Scrappy Manly Tags

Tags, tags, tags and more tags. I have been at it again. This time I was inspired by textiles that reminded me of the men in my life.

For the base I cut wool tweed upholstery fabric. It’s from a big roll I scored at a yard sale. You will probably be seeing a lot more projects using it in the future. A wool suit or coat fabric could also be used for this tag.

The next layer was book pages from an old Robin Hood book.

You can’t really tell that’s the book the pages came from, but I kinda like knowing it anyway. These rectangles were cut slightly smaller.

A blue jean rectangle went over that.

They were stitched on at a slight angle. No pins. No fuss.

My collection of thrifted men’s ties made up the next layer.

I used a school glue stick to hold the silk tie rectangle in place. This helped prevent the edges of the rectangle from stretching and distorting while being stitched.

I stamped descriptive masculine words on muslin and scrap white fabric using 1/2-inch letter stamps and brown ink.

These stamped words were centered, angled and stitched. The sewing was intentionally stitched unevenly to keep the scrappy look throughout the tag’s construction.

More use for jean seams.

Each tag was embellished with a button and a jean seam.

A gold safety pin was also added so the tags could be attached to what ever I want.


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  1. I love these scrappy tags! I love anything that incorporates text and sewing into one! Thanks for sharing!

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