Thursday, March 24, 2011

Guest Tutorial: Closet Tags with "She Wears Flowers"

My friend, Tammy, from She Wears Flowers is here today! Her blog is amazing--filled with beautiful pictures and wonderful crafts. She is even writing a how-to-sew series that you don't want to miss! 
So hurry over to her blog and get to know Tammy!

Hi! I’m Tammy from she wears flowers
and I’m thrilled to be at In Between Laundry today!
I blog to avoid the laundry—forget about in between! {haha!} I started blogging to document and share my crafting experiences. I like a whole lotta crafty stuff especially sewing. With three girls of my own, I keep pretty busy!
Here are some of my favorite projects. 
shoes2Shopping Food 23
Valentine's Truffles 8Felt Cake 2
I hope you’ll stop by and see what I have going on!
I’m going to share a little organizing idea with you today.
It is super easy and quick—two things I love with crafts!
I have one darling daughter who is a little nUtTy in the mornings before school. One way to minimize the craziness is for her to have her clothes picked out the night before. That works until…she gets upset because she already wore something she actually wanted to wear later in the week. I only do laundry one day a week which created a problem.
So I created closet tags—a handy way to quickly sort and choose her clothes so she can plan it all out ahead of time!  Tags 1
Whether you have a child (or you!) who needs a little organization each week or you want to sort clothes within your closet, these little tags can help in all kinds of ways. I wish I had made them when my twins were tiny (but not the same tiny size) and I had to keep sorting and resorting their clothes!
Let’s make these tags!
Tags Tutorial

fabric – variety of colors
Heat N Bond Ultra (no sew)
ribbon – 9 inches per tag
pinking shears (optional)
tag template
Tags 4
Make a template for your tags. I actually traced around my phone and then made my tag a little bigger. My tags are about 3 inches wide x  4 1/2 inches tall. I rounded the corners, but it really wasn’t necessary since you can do it at the end with pinking shears.
Cut your Heat N Bond into rectangles that are a little wider than your template and as long as (or tall as for this picture) twice the height of your template. (My rectangles are roughly 3 1/4 wide x 9 1/2 inches tall, but I cut it a little close as you will see later—give yourself enough room to work.)Tags 3
Adhere Heat N Bond to each fabric section following the instructions on the package. Tags 5
Cut the rectangle away from your fabric so you don’t have any bulk.Tags 6
Trace your template directly onto the Heat N Bond two times. Cut out. Peel off paper backing from Heat N Bond.Tags 7
Fold one tag down the length to find the center.
Place the ribbon along the center on the side with the Heat N Bond with about 2 inches on the tag.
 The Heat N Bond will be just a little tacky and will hold the ribbon if you don’t move it around.Tags 8
Place the matching tag on top of this with the Heat N Bond sides together. Iron both sides.Tags 9
Repeat for the other tags, pink the edges with your pinking shears and you’re done!Tags 13
The ribbon easily loops over the hangerTags 12
We have to deal with shirts or dresses, mainly, so it only takes one hanger, but if you need to loop over a few that works, too!Tags 11
There is no day designated on the tag (although you could do that, too!) but at least I know there are 6 or 7 days’ worth of outfits planned for the week. I don’t press the issue on Sundays although she wears TWO outfits that day—church and play clothes! Since Monday is my laundry day, she usually has limited choices so it all works out!
I hope you find these closet tags useful, too!
 Tags 10
Be sure to stop by she wears flowers and tell me what you think!
Thanks, Erin, for letting me share a project on your wonderful blog! It’s always so fun here!



  1. These are adorable! Once my 2 year old decides he can actually dress himself these will be great! Heck I should make some for my husband!

  2. Cute idea! When I taught, I would plan out the first two weeks of school outfits and group them together. THese tags would've been a life saver. I will have to file the project away for if I ever return to the classroom.

  3. I had garanimals as a kid. They had little designs on the side to show you which tops went with which pants. It was a great idea for a kid who always had to dress herself.


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