Because the luggage only came in two colors, Luggage Tags
We have a whirlwind of a road trip coming up. We purchased each of the kids a little piece of luggage … rolling duffle bags from Bed Bath and Beyond. They only had two colors, blue and pink which I knew was not going to go over well with all of them. So I tried to lessen the blow, by promising them personalized luggage tags where they could pick everything out themselves. I’m also hoping it will help the kids – me – tell their bag apart from their siblings.
I used a couple of online tutorials as a guide. I wanted them to be large enough to be both fun and functional. While we don’t fly much we do go on lots of road trips. And for the occasional flight/school trip/church camp, I wanted a window so we could slip an address card inside for easy bag identification. I ended up combining a couple of tutorials. I used this luggage tag tutorial from Quilt, Knit, Run, Sew, for the shape, size and construction. And for the window pocket, I referenced this tutorial from soubelles sewing patterns.
The monograms are felt that I sewed on. I found a font that would work well as a monogram, printed each letter the size I wanted and used them as my pattern to cut each letter from the felt. For a cleaner look, I sewed the letters on before I assembled my luggage tag so my “seams” would not show through on the pocket side of the tag.
I love how these turned out! They are a huge hit with the kids!