by toogie ( edited 08 Jan 2018 ) 02 Jan 2018

UPdate 1-8-18 to add photo below-Hello Cuties, As some of you know I make gifts for my niece to give passengers on her trips she charters. Anyway, I was stitching some luggage spotters and thought it would be free advertising for my grandson's business, if I put this on the men's tags.

However, do you think the strap, which I currently make on my sewing machine, would look better if it was satin stitched like the tag?
If so, I would need someone to digitize me a strap 7inches X 1/2 or 5/8 inch....... I'll bet you think it looks fine now-lol-I know one Cutie that has helped me over and over in the past, so I hate to keep asking her (might be giving you a break,Kim-lol)
Let me know what you think. I know it would mean an extra hooping,more WSS, more thread (I just might talk myself out of this-lol) but I may could stitch two at a time and still have room to trim the fabric. My end where I zigzagged are not too pleasing or do you think it is okay, as is? After all they are free to them and I don't have a lot of time. Let me know what you think, please. Thanks Toogie
I added photo of ID card, of the reverse side-Someone thought a lost bag may go to the web address, so showing the backside of one below.

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by shirley124 04 Jan 2018

I like them like they are. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thanks Shirley, here's a flower for your vote!-lol

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by worthy 04 Jan 2018

I have to vote for keeping like they are, more masculine perhaps???

Great tags.

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

A flower for your vote!-thanks

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by lbrow 03 Jan 2018

Decisions, decisions, lots of ideas, all up to you now. Me I would take the easiest route LOL/ Lillian

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

I did!-lol

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by sebsews 03 Jan 2018

Toogie, they are fine. I do prefer the letters on solid. Great job, don't change a thing! Sometimes we are so critical of our creations. Hugs, Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

It does show better on the solid fabric, but hunting is camouflage!-lol

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by sonjapotgieter 03 Jan 2018

They gorgeous!!!

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thanks Sonja!

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by gerryb 03 Jan 2018

Not sure how you made your straps (which look fine, by the way) but I cut mine 2X width I want, fold in half to make a crease, open back up, fold each side over to the crease, then refold on the crease & top stitch..no raw edges, You can make a long piece & cut them the size you want OR if you don't want the zig zag, cut to size & fold in the exposed end before you fold to top stitch, other end is inside the tag. Also you can put BOTH ends inside the tag & they can run the folded piece thru handle, put tag thru & it's on! (I THINK that's called a larks head knot??) Ask a Girl Scout, she'll know!

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lbrow by lbrow 03 Jan 2018

from an old Macrame addict yes a larks head knot

toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

I know what you mean but I wasn't a scout. thanks!

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by pennyhal2 03 Jan 2018

Your post does not "feel" to me like you really want to add more. I'd trust what you gut is telling you, and leave them the way they are. I do think I'd spray them with Scotch Guard to keep them cleaner and more readable longer.

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Like I do to my purses, uh. I did leave just like they are, thanks

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by noah 03 Jan 2018

cute for sure hugs

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thanks!

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by kustomkuddle 03 Jan 2018

My two cents worth. I like them the way they are. Very nicely done.

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thank you!

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by rachap 03 Jan 2018

Tooogie, These look great, very professional. FYI I was just on the Creative embroidery site and they have a luggage tag all digitized!!! (free in the Dec. downloads. It says free until Dec 31 but it still downloaded for me on 1/3/18 at 11:00am. You probably already have yours done but I thought you might want to check this out--your niece will probably have lots more trips she would like to have them for.

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rachap by rachap 03 Jan 2018

Forgot to add the link
www.cmemag.com

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 03 Jan 2018

still free tonight

toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

I have that one thanks. They come with no instructions but you emb them both ITH, at the same time. I am assuming you need a button when finished. Have either of you made these?

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by awesome1 03 Jan 2018

Great adv'ing idea, but make sure your grandson know,,in case any luggage is lost and is returned to them!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 03 Jan 2018

Wow, good point...grandson may be getting some calls or luggage inquiries should anyone lose a bag...

toogie by toogie 03 Jan 2018

They should have their address filled out on reserve side, but if not the tour company provides tags for each bag with info on it, too.

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by mechille 03 Jan 2018

Toggie, I think they look great as is. I do like the words on the plain fabric, easier to see, but like the idea of the birds on the other side. Keep up the good work, I'm sure he will be Thankful for the ad. Great idea. How nice of you to take your time to do this for him. :)

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airyfairy by airyfairy 03 Jan 2018

I agree with all you have said.

toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thanks you two-Toogie

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by liliana1 03 Jan 2018

These look great and a very good advertisment

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toogie by toogie 08 Jan 2018

Thanks I hope its okay.

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by vickiannette 03 Jan 2018

just had a look at the web-site and now I know why you have the beautiful birds on your fabric. Great idea Toogie, the tags and the free advertising.

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toogie by toogie 03 Jan 2018

Thank you , I found this duck fabric in my stash and that's when I thought about doing the web site on it. My grandson is a co partner and hunting guide. He also trains the dogs to retrieve.

vickiannette by vickiannette 03 Jan 2018

Possibly has had extra'hits'from a few cuties on the Web site.

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by killiecrankie 03 Jan 2018

A clever idea.
Satin Stitch on the strap would the tag look really classy but they are freebies which are very nice.Plain fabric under the lettering I think is a must,so people can easily the web address.

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toogie by toogie 03 Jan 2018

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I do agree about the solid fabric so the reverse side only has the ducks.

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by mops Moderator 03 Jan 2018

I like it as it is now and I think it has less chance to fray. I guess it would be faster as well.
Nice idea to promote the business. May he need a lot and keep you busy ;)

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toogie by toogie 03 Jan 2018

Oh I don't want to make any to sell, I have enough to keep me busy. Just wanna get the word out there to help them.

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by katydid 02 Jan 2018

Don't beat your self up! You are not selling them. They look just fine.

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toogie by toogie 03 Jan 2018

You always give me encouragement , thanks Katydid.

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by Sewmum1 02 Jan 2018

They look great. I do like the finished look of the satin stitched edges however I am also a big preserver of time, fabric and stabiliser, so for me I would keep them how you are making them. Also this way it draws more attention to label rather than the strap, which is a bonus advertising your grandsons business

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toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

Makes sense to me. Thanks!

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by dragonflyer 02 Jan 2018

They look great, Toogie...and if you decide you want the strap digitized with the tag...let me know...it can all be done together in one file...or they can be done separately...your choice..glad to help!

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toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

I wish I could do them TOGETHER in one hooping but alas, I am limited to the 5x7. :( poor me
I know you are always so helpful and I do appreciate it. Thank you. Let's just wait. I might be asking for more work than I have time to do.

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by basketkase 02 Jan 2018

They look terrific, Toogie...

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toogie by toogie 02 Jan 2018

Thanks Vicki

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by robinbird 02 Jan 2018

This tag you'd made looks fine but,might consider changing the color of the lettering to a darker color thread perhaps as it seems to blend into the fabric print. What a thoughtful way to help your grandson& sure his customers will enjoy your labor of love too. Have a blessed New Year. :~D

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toogie by toogie edited 02 Jan 2018

Well maybe his FUTURE customers.
The print was the first one I did, and you're right, it doesn't show well. Then I just put the duck print on one side and emb the solid side.

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