I’ve had the same luggage for years. My mom gave me a full set a few years ago and those bags have been around the world with me. Before my last trip (earlier this month I traveled to Atlanta for Haven!) I realized my luggage tag hadn’t been updated in some time. Not only did it have my maiden name, it had an old Oklahoma address on it! Luckily, I’ve never needed the tag. I realized that was a lot of personal information about me. What if someone stole my bag with my address and found my keys in my suitcase? Instead, I decided to make my own DIY luggage tag, and add my online handle (@a_m_b_o). Nowadays, most every knows what an @name means. If you check out my Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest they all have a link to my blog and email address. Honestly, this is the best way to contact me and I prefer not putting my address on the tag anymore!
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Vinyl (I think the minimum cut is 1/4 yard but if you have scrap that’s what I used!)
Silhouette or other cutting machine (optional)
Luggage Tag cut file (free download!)
Sewing Machine (This is the one I use!)
Start by opening the DIY Luggage Tag cut file in Silhouette Studio (or your machines program). Outline and cut 2 of the luggage tags. I used the spray glue to make sure it stuck to my mat.
*Note: you could also use an Xacto knife to cut this – it’s a pretty simple shape.
After the files are cut, I had to use an Xacto knife to cut a few spots. Since the vinyl is pretty thick, it didn’t go all the way through. If you have a new blade you’ll probably be ok.
When you have your 2 pieces, line them up and use the spray adhesive to stick them together. This will make it easier when you run them through your sewing machine.
Use the sewing machine to run a quick stitch around the outline of the tag. This step took me all of 2 minutes 🙂
The last step is to add your @handle to your new DIY Luggage Tag! Cut it out with vinyl or if you have pretty handwriting use a metallic sharpie! Now if you ever lose your luggage, someone can get a message to you instantly online 🙂