DIY · Ephemera

DIY French Victorian Embroidery Tags

Here is the next set(s) of embroidered tags, you are all getting the hang of this now, yes? So I’m advancing to a bit more challenging patterns, most of these were found in vintage French Sajou embroidery booklets on PatternMakerCharts (link below):

Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diyIt’s supposed to be: Bee, Heart, Butterfly, Key, Crown and Fleur de lis…, can you tell?

Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy

I really wanted these to be embroidered in red, and the only red thread in my stash is really a bit too thick… seeing how nice the tags came out when the thread was a bit thinner (like the alphabet tags and the heart tags) I’ll definitely choose a thinner thread if I do more of these:

Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diyNow to match the vintage French theme, I also used a few of the French, Victorian Sajou Embroidery Booklet covers to design this set of tags:

Wings of Whimsy: Sajou Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy

I used the Sajou tags as flip sides, making these tags really nice on both sides, they do actually look and feel quite exclusive 😀


  1. Print the tags onto matte photo paper (mine is 170g paper) or cardstock
  2. Use a needle of something sharp to pierce all the white dots
  3. The red dots are guidelines to show you the symbols, they should all be covered with an X (one stitch)
  4. Embroider with floss or thin crochet thread (I used cotton crochet tread, mine was a bit too tick…)
  5. Glue the sheet to a piece of thin cardboard, I used a cereal box and spray glue, let dry.
  6. Cut out the tags.
  7. If you want flip sides, cut them out individually and glue them to them on.
  8. Punch the holes, string and hang.
  9. TADAH: Vintage French Embroidered Cuteness 🙂

Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy Wings of Whimsy: DIY French Embroidery Tags #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #diy

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copies:

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I have used the following source for this design:

Gift Tag Template – Lilac & Lavender

French Embroidery Booklets & Patterns – PatternMakerCharts

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4 thoughts on “DIY French Victorian Embroidery Tags

  1. Super cool tags here again hun, and I agree, they are some of the best, you´ve made sofar, I really like these too. Sorry I´m a bit late, but sooo behind of everything here these days, I´m afraid, but hopefully I´m getting there soon ha ha ha. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the great weather we have now.

    1. Thank you Dear Maryann 🙂

      Don’t worry about commenting “late” I’m super happy about every single comment I get, and I am very, very grateful when you take the time to write! I hope you do not feel that you have to comment on every post…:-O

      The great weather is making my office (facing south) one very hot place to be these days… lol But I keep my curtains closed and the window wide open, and make sure there is another window in the back open too, so I still manage…lol I just keep my fingers crossed the weather will still be nice when I start on my summer vacation, and not rainy and cold, like the last 3 summers have been in Western Norway 😛 I bet your barn is great these days, you can probably keep all doors and windows open, and erase the border between inside and your garden? Enjoy, and stay safe from the strong sun! xoxoxo

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