Nov 01, 2016

How to: Make a Custom Leather Luggage Tag

created at: 06/11/2014

Working with leather only needs to be as complicated as you want it to be. You can go deep, and get involved in stitching ponies, floral stamps, and swivel knives, or you can keep things simple with straightforward shapes and basic tools.   

This how-to from Fairgoods shows you how to create a sharp, classic leather bag or luggage tag, which beats the pants off that plastic-y job your suitcase came with. Or, you can get creative and make tags for anything you like... like your whiskey decanter ;) 

created at: 06/11/2014

If you want to take this up a notch, you can stain or dye the leather, or just ink the embossed recessed so the letters will stand out a little more. 

See how its done (plus a bonus project) at the Fairgoods blog - Father’s Day DIY: Embossed leather tag and tie clip





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Jennifer on Nov 02, 2017:

Helpful tips, thanks :)

Bear on Mar 11, 2016:

The Kit from the link is no longer sold, any one wanting to still do this I would recomend buying the supplies at Michaels, JoAnns, Hobby Lobby's leather working section. You can buy a Letter and Number stamp kit from specialty leather stores such as Tandy, but these big box hobby stores ALWAYS have at least a 40-50% off coupon.  

The stamps probably cost around $30-$40 regularly and a scrap full grain leather for around $5, which is not cheap for just a luggage tag (you can have them made on etsy for around $10)... but the price is much better after a coupon, and then you will have these stamps for future projects.