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Haberdashery Tag

Use a range of techniques, embellishments and textures to create this striking label

  • Home Crafts
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • Craft card
  • Xcut A5 Haberdashery dies
  • Brae Reese Water colour inks
  • Texture paste
  • Stencil
  • Lace ribbon
  • Burlap
  • Le Plume Alcohol markers
  • Buttons
  • Glue gun
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors


  1. Take the die that looks like cross stitches from the die set and tape along one side of the tag, run through a die cutting machine. Repeat the process along the bottom edge of the tag.

  2. Die cut the cotton reel, scissors, needle and thread and 5 of the dress makers dummies. We’re going to layer up the dress makers dummies to make it more dimensional.

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  4. To create a more distressed look to your tag, add a few drops of Brea Reese raw umber to a craft sheet, then, with a sponge dauber, pick up some ink and blend onto the tag.

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  6. Apply texture paste through a small stencil at the top corner of your tag, then heat set. (I used a butterfly – who doesn’t love a butterfly)?

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  8. Spritz the tag with some water then drop on a few colours of the Brea Reese inks and watch as they merge together, blot of the excess which will gather at the edges. Heat set

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  10. Now spritz one of the dress maker dummies with water and repeat the process of adding a few drops of your chosen colour, it will curl slightly but just re-shape it whist heat setting.

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  12. Add a bit more dimension to the tag by stamping a script stamp on and off the tag randomly. I also coloured in my butterfly using the inks.

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  14. Cut the legs off the dummy which you coloured in, then, using your glue gun, glue a piece of burlap to the bottom of the dress makers dummy pleating as you go, to create a skirt. I added a small rose embellishment which I found in my crafty stash

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  16. Layer up the dress makers dummies and glue together. glue the coloured one with the skirt on top and colour in the legs black. I thought it was missing something so I glued a piece of lace to the underside of the burlap skirt which did the trick.