I have been cruising with the same core of people who love and/or make wearable art for the last 7 years. Our numbers run from 50-70 cruisers every year. Since I have trouble with names I suggested name tags. Of course I was requested to make them and I tried to do something different every year. On cruises since your key room card is also your charge card it really is the only thing you need all day. So that I could be free from my purse every day I decided to combine the two and make the name tags also able to hold the key card to our room.
Since this would be our last time in this format I decided to take it one step further and create luggage tags that could be used to remember our good times. I had some decorator fabric samples that made perfect fabric for these tags. We also had one 4 year old join us and I bought him some monster fabric. That is the one I photographed for the tutorial.
The final step was to punch a hole and put a brass eyelet at the top to attach a string to. You can buy kits at craft stores that have the punch and the brass eyelets. I was making these right up to the last minute and don’t have a picture of the totally finished piece. I put an extra long ribbon on them and these became our name tags/room key card holders. Everyone loved them and several people wanted to know if they could buy more. I didn’t want to make them for sale, but I said I would put a tutorial up and they could make one themselves. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email artweardesign@comcast. net.]