Luggage accessories, my version

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Registered: 09-10-2008
Luggage accessories, my version
Thu, 12-10-2009 - 11:02am

I had to do a little R&D to use purchased placemats for this project. The ribbed texture gives the pieces a sturdy feel, and I could make a bunch, for men or women. The original instructions posted here were for 2 pieces of regular fabric, backed with interfacing,joined & turned. With such heavy fabric, I eliminated the interfacing, used just one piece and serged around edges of tag & strap with wooly nylon. Also, instead of printing on freezer paper or printable fabric, printing was done on card stock. This was because I decided to put a piece of clear plastic (old quilt template sheet) over the top to keep them clean. Figure I could always replace these pieces if someone's address changed. The stock & plastic were attached to prepared tag with a zig-zag stitch. Same issues with the luggage handle cover - 2 pieces of placemat with thin batting in the middle, served with wooly nylon.


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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 11:46am

That clear plastic is such a great idea. People often change addresses and that will make it so much easier to update the tags!

Well done!

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Thu, 12-10-2009 - 1:41pm
Yep, the zigzag stitch will be easier to snip through.
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Sat, 12-12-2009 - 6:03pm
Very nice, Jacquie! It is always fun to see how people adapt projects to suit themselves. I like what you did with this one.