Sewn Nametags

Categories: Fashion Accessories, Accessory

Have you ever been to an event where they make you wear a name tag? Thats kind of a dumb question considering we all have.  A few weekends ago I hosted a craft retreat called The Craft Escape where ladies came for 3 days just to craft.  Most of the ladies coming only knew 1 or 2 other people at the retreat so we knew we would need name tags.  I decided instead of boring stickers I would create pretty sewn name tags that everyone could wear the entire weekend. I love how they turned out and they are pretty darn easy, especially if you are only making 1 and not 24!

What you need to make this project

1/4 yard of Stick
fabric scraps or a fat quarter
white fabric 2" by 3"
1 Pin Back & hot glue to adhere

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Step One

The first step is to decide how you want to handle the actual name part.  I printed mine on fabric using my inkjet printer.  If you search on pinterest there are lots of tutorials to help you do it. You could also use your sewing machine and free stitch it on or embroider your name with a machine or by hand.

Step Two

Next cut the white fabric with your name on it to be 2″ x 3″. Then out of your printed fabric cut these pieces:

-1 3″x 4″ rectangle

-2 strips that are 1″ x 3″

-2 strips that are 1″ x 3 1/2″

Cut a piece of stick that is 3″ x 4″

Step Three

Sew the small strips to the top and bottom of the white fabric with your name on it with 1/4″ seam allowances.  Your name tag should now be 3 1/2″ by 3″. Next sew the 3 1/2″ x 1″ strips to the left and right sides of the name. Your piece should be 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2, trim it down to 3″ x 4″, you can use the piece you already cut for the back as your guide.

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Step Four

Sandwich the piece of stick in between your sewn front and your back piece.  Iron well with a press cloth in between the iron and your name tag. Let cool and then check to see if it is completely fused, if not iron some more. To finish it off hot glue the pin back to the name tag.