|Maybe you've noticed that I have a "Ricochet" tag that I add to the bags I sew? It's a black satin ribbon with white text printed on it. In the blue wristlet up there, I decoupaged the tag to the interior. In the other pic (an Amy Butler "blossom bag") I used fabric glue.|
|Next, I punched some holes and dug through my button stash. I prefer 2-hole buttons only because I'm lazy. I found some string I liked. It just the right size so I didn't need to put it on a needle to thread it through the little holes.|
|I think I'll try to make price tags this way as well. It will be a nice touch for whenever I get my tush in gear and get into a craft show.|
I'm sure most of you won't have printed ribbon on hand, but I know you are crafty and creative enough to come up with your own alternative. If you're a stamper/scrapbooker/cardmaker you have a multitude of resources to apply words and images to other surfaces. I know there are ways to use your home printer to print on fabric as well. Also, don't get hung up on textiles. You can use paper, cardboard, leather, balsa wood, cork, etc..... Can you see using this method for gift tags and bookmarks as well? I'm going to try to decoupage fabric and cut out flower shapes using my die cutter. Lots of possibilities here. I'd love to hear your ideas, so please let me know if you can think more ways to use decoupaged fabric for embellishments.
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As always, happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,