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Haberdashery Tag

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

  • Home Crafts
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner

Tools and materials required

  • 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


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.


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.


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.


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)?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.