DIY: Sewing a Gift Tag

The holidays are fast approaching, bringing with them the excitement of carefully chosen gifts and warm moments with family. This year, why not add a personal and sparkling touch to your presents? This little gift tag becomes much more than just an addition to your wrapping; it adds a dose of love and shine to your gifts!

In this DIY tutorial, we show you how to create a velvet gift tag, lovingly cut into a heart shape and adorned with rhinestone appliqués.


  • Velvet
  • Cotton
  • Fusible web
  • Style-Vil-Fix
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Hot fix rhinestones
  • Sewing thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle for sewing by hand
  • Graded ruler
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric marker
  • Fabric clips
  • Tape measure

You will find the gift tag template available for free to download at the end of this article!


Cut all pieces without seam allowances.

  • Large heart: 2x in Vliesofix
  • Small heart: 2x in Style-Vil-Fix



Cut out the large heart template twice from the Vliesofix, iron onto the wrong side of the cotton fabric, and cut out. Next, iron each one onto the wrong side of the velvet fabric.


Trim the excess velvet along the template of the two hearts.


Cut out the template of the small heart (0.5 cm smaller) twice from the Style-Vil-Fix. Then, carefully iron them onto the backside of the large hearts.


Cut a piece of decorative ribbon approximately 17 cm long, fold it in half, and sew it by hand in the center on the back of one of the hearts.


Now pin the two hearts together and baste with very long stitches to hold them in place.


Using your sewing machine, stitch all around. Carefully remove the basting thread with your seam ripper.


To decorate the gift tag, iron on hot fix rhinestones in the pattern of your choice. You can also attach them using fabric glue, allowing you to unleash your creativity to personalize your gift tag.

It's finished! 

You now know how to create this velvet gift tag, ready to add a sparkling touch of love to your gifts!

And if you'd like to find the template and instructions for this DIY in PDF form for now or later, feel free to download it for free by clicking on the button below: