Traveling this summer? These leather luggage tags are an easy DIY craft and a stylish addition to any suitcase or bag. The template is simple to cut by hand, and we have included an editable PDF for you to type in your info.
Just check out the supplies list below. Then download our template and tutorial at the end of the post.
Get Thready for Your Trip
These leather luggage tags are made up of two pieces sewn together with a simple straight stitch. You will also need a bit of glue at the end for just outside the stitching. Our tutorial will walk you through each step, and you can use the template to make as many tags as you’d like!
Once your luggage tags are ready to go, the last step is to slide your labels in. If you are worried about the paper label getting ruined, you could laminate it or place a piece of clear plastic over it. Another option is to use the plastic sheet from an old Cricut mat!
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting tips: Be sure to make the holes in the leather larger before you begin sewing to make it easier to fit the needle and thread through. You can stretch the holes by pushing your needle-nose tweezers (or a larger needle) through each one.
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- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (optional)
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Embroidery Needles
- Embroidery Threader
- Leather Thimble
- 2mm Leather — 12×24″ Bourbon Brown
- DMC Embroidery Floss — 469 and 352
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
How to Make Leather Luggage Tags
- Gather your tools and materials. Then download the template below.
- Cut out leather according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a knife blade.
- Thread a needly with all 6 strands. Tie a knot at one end, then thread the needle through the top hole so that the knot is on the rough side of the leather.
- Line up the second piece of leather on the first with the smooth side facing out. Thread the needle through the second hole of both pieces of leather.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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for those who don’t want to hand stitch: use your sewing machine – required are a needle for leather, size 100-110 depending on leather thickness, strong thread for top stitching, increase stitch length, loose thread tension (top thread, don’t loose bobbin tension)
Great tip, Kerstin.