For years I have been saving my fabric scraps, at least those that are 3" squares and larger. But lately, Ive been finding myself cutting the selvages off my fabrics and saving them as well. I have been very inspired by all the clever fabric selvage projects I have been noticing. So I decided to create these gift tags made with fabric selvages.
After deciding on a pink and orange color palette for this project, I tore some fabric scraps into strips, roughly 1 1/2" wide. Some of the strips I sewed knife pleats in using a sewing machine and black thread.
I painted the shipping tags with Decoart Americana acrylic paints in Razzleberry, Baby Pink, Snow White and Bright on both sides of the tags. After they were dry, I arranged various bits of fabric pieces on them and sewed them to the tags.
Adding bits of layered tulle add to the gift tags, as does some strips of bling here and there.
The orange and pink colors made these especially feminine. These might be good even for a baby girl gift. Changing the colors to a turquiose and lime green and choosing different fabric scraps, such as polka dots and stripes would result in tags that would be good for a little boys birthday gift or to welcome a baby boy.
Do you create with fabric selvages? I would love to see what youv'e made!