This was a really fun (albeit slightly tricky) project that I did for my Daddy's Christmas gift. You'll definitely want a sewing machine...it makes the stiff stitching so much easier!
I'll go ahead and copy the how-to from ReadyMade where I originally found it rather than writing up another tutorial. Have fun!
- 1 necktie
- 1 slide buckle
- 2×4-inch clear vinyl rectangle
- Ruler or tape measure
- Needle or sewing machine
Lay tie flat. Starting at the narrow end, measure 16 inches down the length of the tie and cut with scissors. The wide end will be the body of the luggage tag, and the narrow end of the tie will serve as the luggage attachment.
Pass the cut end of the narrow tie piece through the slide buckle. Make a 2-inch loop, and stitch the loop securely.
On the wide tie piece, measure 8 inches from the tip and cut the end off with scissors. Discard non-pointed end. Center a vinyl rectangle right side up on front of tie.
Stitch around three sides of the vinyl (leaving one short end open) with either a needle or a sewing machine to form a pocket for your address card.
Fold the cut end of the wide tie piece ¼ inch toward the backside of the tie, and then fold that over another ½ inch to form your seam. Topstitch to make a ¼-inch seam. Align the stitched part of the looped piece with the seam you just made, and topstitch in place.