You mean there is still hope for me--in the mind department??? Great Save!! I have so many downloaded freebies with no instructions and have to sit and think a bit and leave it alone sometimes. I am beginning to think when all else fails go with water soluble and if I forget that premise then go to cut a way stabilizer and if it doesn't work out it goes in my sample pile which is ever growing. I sit with a note book in hand to try and figure out a lot of the thread changes and if they are for placement tackdown etc. If my embroidery screen shows tack downs, placements I try to change the threads in the machine to all white just to remind me. Doesn't always help though. Again--great save and looks like it was supposed to be done that way. who would know the difference.
Thank you and yes, there's always hope!
Dang good save!
Love your ragged edge tag. Great save
Great job. Hate it when the instructions are missing. Kay
I do too Kay, but most times you can figure it out. Thanks
It looks great. I like the way you think outside the box (Or should I say Hoop??) to come up with a solution to a problem.
Thank you, sometimes when my thinking goes away, it comes back-lol-I should have knew better than to hoop cutaway. Oh well, someone will have a unique one and should surely spot their luggage.
I think you did a great "save" on this tag. Nicely done!!
** Wondering where the "Gone Again" embroidery design came from and/or what font it is? I would really like this design as it applies to my life too. :) Thanks for sharing the pictures and description.
The 'Gone Again' saying was suggested by kingmar. I had asked in Community for gift ideas and she suggested this as one of the sayings for luggage. The font was one I had downloaded free from mycutesewboutique. It is still free and comes in 6 sizes.
Your great. I would have used a pinking blade or shears. I think your fringe is much better. Great save.
Thanks, the pinking shears would have been another option but tried this first.
I like the raggy edges. And the fabric! Maybe our minds have gone to the same place, because mine has been absent for a while now.
Then we are in the 'same boat' so to speak. Thanks!
Great save Toogie. Looks like it was made to be this.
It is now!-lol
So Awesome work...Beautiful!!Love it
Thank you Sonja
Wonderful job Toogie. I like the ragged edge. Makes it look different. and I like different, but like you I hate all that snipping, makes my hand cramp
That's it Mrs Lillian, hurts your hands, that is why that John Deere baby quilt in still in the UFO bin. Thanks and good to see more of you. Hope the leg is getting some pink back in it.
My mind is "gone again" a lot! I think it's a great save and am particularly fond of the fabric. As they say, you have to learn from the mistakes of others as you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.
lol, lol- I sure am giving it a try though!
Love your luggage tags.....great job! Pretty fabric, too....
Thanks the fabric was a fat quarter I got on sale.
Well done! That wasn't a mistake, it was an opportunity to be creative. As I used to tell my young beginner sewers, "DIFFERENT doesn't mean WRONG". Besides we often learn valuable lessons when we make a mistake. I love your tag the way it is. Be blessed, Avis
Thank you Avis. A good way of looking at things, too.
Great save. Love the fabric. You may have started a new trend in luggage tags. mk
Oh I hope not, got too many of the other!-lol
Nice save Toogie! you are so creative!
Born of necessity!-lol
That is a great save never to be duplicated
lol- not likely! thanks
Great save, Toogie...bet it took a bit of time to cut those raggy slits though!
Not this little thing, but I do have a baby quilt that is so close to finishing, it really wouldn't take much longer. I just gave up on it with all THAT snipping! ..Thanks
Looks terrific to me! Hugs. Nan
Thanks Nan. I won't purposely make another like it, but this one was saved to give.
Great work, looks great
Thank you very much. Are you new here? If so, Welcome to Cute!
Love it. Something a bit different
Another way of spotting your different luggage!-lol Thanks!
Great save Toogie, it's always good to show our mistakes and we can all learn from them. I don't know how many times I've done something and have missed a step along the way and had to go back and redo it. Love Chris
That's why I think this site and all the Cuties (including you) are such a blessing to me. I learn from all of you and hopefully, someone can learn from me. At least, I hope I do more good than harm-lol
Love it. I think you were very clever to retrieve your mistake the way you did and I love the colour. Where did you get the pattern?
Oh gosh, it's been so long ago that I download, maybe 12 years. Do you go to designsbysick.com? They have tags. You could basically use any shape applique you like. Just make your strap separately, like I did on my regular sewing machine.
Hoop your WSS- Your applique should have a placement stitch for color 1 and then float your top fabric on top of WSS over placement line.
Color 2 should be a tackdown stitch to hold your fabric. Now you will have to repeat the tack down step, to tack the back on. ( I hope you know how to do this with your machine. Just back up a color.)
Then removing the hoop from machine, but not removing the stabilizer/tag from the hoop, you just insert the strap you have made on back of your WWS about 1/2 inch and then place your back fabric over the strap, securing with tape or however you do. I pin but my pins are on top, way out of way of needle. Now run that tack down stitch color again and if it is a good applique it will have a zig-zag step/color change. I run that too.
Now removing the hoop from machine, NOT the project from the hoop, carefully trim your top fabric without cutting or pulling on the WSS. Turn hoop over and trim the back fabric BUT be careful and don't cut your strap. Now place hoop back on the machine and stitch the satin edge of the applique.
I think I explained this ok, but it is late at night, early morning for me so ask tomorrow if not sure.
I did forget to mention, it you want to embroider a phrase or saying, do this on the front top only, before you place your back and strap on! I stitch my saying after my fabric is tacked down. I also cut my strap 2 1/2 inch wide by 7in or longer if you prefer. If you can't make the strap, ask tomorrow.If you can, then great!
After removing from hoop and WSS I then take it to my sewing machine and stitch 3 sides of a plastic piece on the reverse side (if you emb one side) leaving an opening on top short end to insert address card. Whew!
You did ask!-lol-Good night Toogie