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Date: 9/23/13 6:17 PM

I did not realize open-faced luggage tags were considered a security risk - until I had to fill out new tags at the airport and found they fold over to prevent access to personal information (name, address, phone number).

I had wanted to make some fabric luggage tags, but now they need to be "secure."

As a result, the "Stash Couture and Secure" Luggage Tag.


Because the ribbon is fed through a grommet (or buttonhole) the tag hangs closed, keeping all information secure. If access to the information is required, the tag can be opened - like a wallet.



The free tutorial is on the Destashification Project
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Date: 9/23/13 7:49 PM

This is very clever. Thanks for sharing.

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Date: 9/23/13 8:06 PM

It is a cute idea. Have you tested this with checked luggage? I have a feeling that they may say that the ribbon could get caught on something. (Seems like they're always finding something)

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Date: 9/23/13 10:18 PM

I love that idea, and am very likely to make a couple out of fabric scraps. A nice way to remember a favourite garment.

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Date: 9/24/13 3:47 PM

Quote: GlButterfly
I have a feeling that they may say that the ribbon could get caught on something

Good "catch"!! (couldn't resist)..

I made a few of the "Open-faced" tags a few years back and have checked the tagged bags on a number of airlines with no issues.

Tomorrow's flight will be a chance to test these....

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Date: 9/24/13 5:51 PM

I need to make some. I like them because they help me identify my black suitcase from the multitudes

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Date: 9/30/13 10:31 AM

I've returned from my weekend travels and am happy to report the luggage tags were accepted and "passed scrutiny" at all airports I traveled through.

YAY!

I think I will be making many of these for Christmas gifts this year!

They really do make nondescript luggage easy to find on the carousels!

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Date: 9/30/13 12:10 PM

Good to know. Thank you for coming back and informing us of this.

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Date: 9/30/13 12:25 PM

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They really do make nondescript luggage easy to find on the carousels!

Good point! Thanks for the idea.

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Date: 10/15/13 2:14 PM

PR member LibbyLA also has a luggage tag pattern - it uses a secure flap to cover your information. I've made several and liked it.

LibbyLA's pattern

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