Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tagging your hand stitched gifts

 (This is a gift I made here)

When I make a gift, I make sure to include a tag on it to let the recipient know a few things:

  1. That they are special and I took the time to make something especially for them.
  2. That the item is in fact handmade and not store bought.
  3. How to take care of their gift.
(Pattern for these trivets here)

Many times (but not always) when making something for someone, I will knit or crochet it in easy care yarn, because many people like easy care things, especially things that will get washed a lot (babies and kids!) 

(Pattern for this scarf here)

Here's all you need:
  • Some pretty paper (I used watercolor paper in all examples shown)
  • A stamp or pen (you can stamp your sentiment or write it)
  • The yarn label or band used for the project (always save these!)
  • A hole punch
  • Beautiful ribbon that matches or coordinates with the project
To make your tags:
  • Write or stamp your sentiment on paper and trip in to desired tag shape.
  • Neatly trim the care instructions from the yarn band.
  • Punch a hole in both.
  • Secure with a beautiful ribbon
Note: If you've lost the yarn band (been there!), just look up the yarn information online and hand write it on the back of the tag.

All done...easy and pretty!!

Slipper socks...

I use tags for charity projects too!


  1. Beautifully tagged! Love your work!

  2. Hi Jennifer, what a lovely job you have done in making handmade gifts and then on top of that you have gone the extra mile to beautifully tag them with washing etc. instructions. Great job. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  3. Thanks, you're so sweet and Happy New Year to you too! Stopped by your blog and happily joined too! Hugs back at cha!

  4. Oooh...I want to make those socks for myself!


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