Embroidered Holiday Gift Tag

Make this embroidered holiday gift tag personalized to perfection.

With a last name like Clauss, gift giving is kind of a big deal in my house! And with so many gifts to give, I love the personalized touch.  This easy to make gift tag looks fancy and time consuming but it takes no time at all when you use your imagination, a little inspiration, and your sewing and embroidery machine.  By simply programming the names in your machine, you can knock out gift tags for everyone in one sewing sesh.

Let’s take a look at how it’s done!

embroidered holiday gift tags


Felt Fabric
Straight edge and KAI Rotary Cutter
Measuring tape
Embroidery machine
KAI Pinking Shears
Hole Punch
Gift Wrapping Twine


Cut 2″ strips of felt about 8″ long. I like to cut several strips for efficiency.

Hoop a high quality medium weight tear-away stabilizer with a light adhesive coating like StabilStick Tear Away from OESD in a large frame to embroidery multiple names at once. Conversely, you can hoop the full piece of felt with medium tear-away stabilizer, embroider the names on and then cut the strips.  Whichever way you choose to embroider, be sure to cover the felt in the hoop with water soluble or heat sway transparent stabilizer for stitch support. This topping is used to place a barrier between the stitches and fabric so the stitches don’t get lost. Lay it over the hoop and secure the corners with pins or tape.

Set the names into your embroidery machine and start the embroidery process.

Once that is complete, tear off the top layer, remove the felt from the frame and tear away the backing. If you are using adhesive stabilizer tear away the excess from the back.

Using your pinking shears, cut the edges of the tag to give the raw edge a festive zig-zag look. You can also use scalloping shears if you prefer a different decorative edge for your tags.

With your Crop A Dile hole-punch tool, Press thru two layers of fabric to create a hole and insert twine to finish the tag!

And there you have it, a holiday tag personalized for the gift receiver in your life! Make a tag for everyone, they can re-use it as a tote bag tag or bookmark!

Happy Holidays!

Finished gift with embroidered tag

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