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Tag Along

Itchin’ to stitch? Work up embroidered gift tags quickly, and then reuse them as ornaments after the gifts are opened.



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Materials for Berries Tag

  • 2—3-1⁄2 ×5" rectangles brown print (tag front, backing)
  • 1⁄2 ×3-1⁄2" strip green-and-cream stripe (appliqué) 
  • Scraps of assorted white, red, and green prints (appliqués)
  • Fabric glue stick
  • 1⁄4"-diameter (size 0) grommet: silver 
  • Baker’s twine


Finished tag: 2-1⁄2 ×4-1⁄4" 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.


Cut Fabrics

Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. To make templates, trace layered patterns separately onto white paper; cut out shapes.


From brown print, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern A

From white print scrap, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern B

From red print scrap, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns C, D, and E 

From green print scrap, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns F and G 


Assemble Berries Tag

1.    Using fabric glue stick, adhere green-and-cream stripe 1⁄2 ×3-1⁄2" strip 3⁄4" from bottom of one brown print A piece. Topstitch close to long edges of strip. 

2.    Referring to photo, opposite, glue red print C–E berries and green print F and G leaves to white print B background, and then glue assembled background to Step 1 unit, slightly overlapping green-and-cream-stripe strip. Topstitch around all shapes to make tag front. 

3.    Sew together tag front and remaining brown print A piece, leaving a 2" opening along one edge. Turn right side out and
hand-stitch opening closed; press. Topstitch around all tag edges. 

4.    To make a hanger, attach a grommet at center top of tag; thread baker’s twine through grommet to complete tag.