Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Name Tag - Part One

I need a new name tag. I hate to wear a plastic pocket on a string and since I need to wear one at the One of A Kind show for ten hours a day...I felt I better try and make one I would like.

I printed my name on fabric using a couple of different colours and pulled out some other items which might work on a sewn fabric name tag. The felt is thick and sturdy and I attached some clear acetate to the reverse so I could also enclose the official paper name tag I get on site.

Sewing through fibers, felt and the plastic backing was very easy.
I added a few eyelets so I can attach this name tag holder to string or ribbon. That I'll sort out tonight.
I have had these metal letters for years! I know I was duplicating what was already in fabric...but loved it anyway. Plus, I only found the letters after I was done sewing. I felt it was a sign and that they needed to be sewn onto the name tag holder.

The first part of my name tag project is complete.
Tune in tomorrow to see how I turn it into a necklace.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

I really like where you are going with this. It's so much nicer than those they hand out at the shows. I love the color. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Connie

Eileen Bergen said...

I love it - especially the addition of the metal letters.

But do you think people will address you as "Carmi-Carmi"?

Carmi said...

Ah yes. My booth neibour keeps singing carmi carmi camilion.....