Friday, March 14, 2008

Floss Ring Tag Tutorial

Several people have wondered how I make the floss ring tags, so here is my humble attempt at a tutorial. The original idea/tutorial came from Cathsotte. I've made a few changes for my own convenience :)


Floss Ring Tag materials:


1. Stitched front and back with matching backstitched borders
2. Iron-on fusible web (this helps to give it a little substance and helps prevent fraying when making the eyelet hole.)
3. 2 very thin pieces of batting the size of stitched piece or 1 thin piece
4. Glue, if desired
5. Eyelet kit (I use a very inexpensive little kit~$2.50, it comes with the setting tool and around 20 or so eyelets and you use a hammer to close the them. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby but I've seen them at Wal-Mart and Hancocks fabrics)
6. Floss ring


Step 1:
Iron fusible web onto wrong side of stitched front and back, let cool and remove paper backing. Trim excess material 3 "squares" or 6 "threads" beyond each backstitched edge. Trim corners.

Step 2:
Trim batting to fit within backstitched borders. If desired, place a small dot of glue in 2 opposite corners on front piece to keep batting from shifting...repeat for back. Be sure not to put glue where you intend to put your eyelet.


Step 3:
With wrong sides facing and tucking seams in, whipstitch front and back together through backstitched borders all the way around.


Step 4:
Decide placement of eyelet. Make a hole with a sharp pair of scissors. Enlarge hole so eyelet will fit, trimming any excess fabric and batting. Do not make hole too large!



Step 5:
Using whatever eyelet setting tool you've chosen, set eyelet. Place on floss ring.

Enjoy your new Floss Ring Tag!!!


You can check out the other tags I've made at Harmiens's blog and Vonna's blog. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me. If there are problems with this tutorial, please let me know so that I can fix them. I can't wait to see your tags :)

Thank you for visiting my blog, I love your comments!!!

32 comments:

Denise said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I am going to my local Joann's tonight and pick up an eyelet kit.

Kim B said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to publish this tutorial! I have not seen a tutorial for this type of finishing anywhere and I have been so curious. It's fantastic!

Paisley said...

Thank you for the tutorial! You make it look easy!

xstitch.nl said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, Staci!! I would love to try this and I have the most beautiful floss ring tag to look at to make sure I get it right!!! Thanks again!!

mercy said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial!!!
I've been admiring these floss ring tags and wanted to try to make some and now I can :-)

Marie-P said...

Yipee! I love your floss tag and am SO very happy to see that you put together a tutorial...Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Lois said...

I really like the small cross stitch tags. I've been doing small items and this is a great idea. Now that UFO sampler is so pretty. Are you doing anything on it?? Lois

Lynda said...

Great tutorial! This looks really pretty. Thanks so much for sharing! ~ Lynda xo

Jill said...

Staci, You are getting right into the blogging thing, aren't you? Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I was just looking at some of these yesterday on some different blogs and thinking I need to make one.

Laura said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Now I really must make one of these.

Susimac said...

Thankyou so much for this wonderfully clear tutorial and for taking the time out to do it for us all to share, I know how long it takes to put one of these together - thankyou, now I'll have to get myself an eyelt tool so I can make one myself

Stephanie said...

Oh, I've been admiring your tags on Harmien's and Vonna's blogs - I'm so pleased you did a tutorial, I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks Staci :)

Carol said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial :-)

Annemarie said...

Oh, how wonderful, Staci! I've finally found a place where I can get these floss rings, so now all I have to do is make tags, using your great tutorial :o)

Wendy said...

Great tutorial! I would love to try one of these. Your pictures are great.

p.s. I love the little figurines in the last couple of pics. Are they from the Willow Tree line?

Carol R said...

Great tutorial!

K in NY said...

Great tutorial! And now I have something to use my cropodile for now that scrapbooking has taken a distant 4th in my list of favorite crafts ;-) To be honest, I'm a little wary of using eyelets with stitchy stuff but if you say so, I'll give it a try :D

Lelia said...

Excellent Tutorial. Thx for taking the time for sharing with us : )

Mama Joan said...

Staci,

Great blog, and tutorial. I will be trying my hand at a floss ring soon. Have all the supplies. Jill (Purple Peacock) is a good stitching friend and she told me about your blog. Plus she raved about your Fair and Square exchange. Good job.

Michelle said...

These are so cute! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

argone said...

thank you ... what a lovely gift idea !! xoxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Staci,
Could you please tell us what size eyelets to purchase? Are they 1/4" ones for the bigger rings? Thanks - love your blog.

June said...

These floss rings are so cute! Excellent tutorial - thanks for sharing and taking the time to post it. :)

shakatak66 said...

I hope you don't mind but I've added your floss ring tutorial to the tutorial links page on the Focus on Finishing blog :)

I just LOVE these, and just might have to try my hand at one myself! :D

http://focusonfinishing.wordpress.com/

Deborah said...

These are really cool and beautifully done, thanks so much for the inspiration. Your photos are very nice too!

tammie said...

brilliant tutorial you should do more just scared of cutting holes into a stitched piece yikes lol

Quirky said...

tytytytyty....what a fantastic tutorial. I've seen the floss rings around but had no idea how to make them....now I can't wait!

nima said...

perfect tutorial , i'm going to try it

Evchen said...

I only came across your blog TODAY - I wonder why I didn't find you earlier and I have to tell you - yes, I MUST - that I'm totally overwhelmed by seeing your incredible works and finishes, thanks a hundred times for publishing this tutorial...it simply saves me and my tiny (not finished) patterns from black despair................!!!!! *lol*..

Hugs 'n Kisses from Germany
Eva

Lynn B said...

Thanks Staci for the tutorial I have found this really helpful as I am going to do a floss tag in the next few weeks!
Wonderful blog.

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Julia said...

Hello, this is Julia, from Barcelona, Spain.
Looooooooooove your wonderful work.

I would like to make a floss tag ring, but I don't know where to find the rings. Would you please help me?

thanks and smiles from Barcelona