Back-to-School sure snuck up on me! Here’s a quick easy project for backpacks. My kids know our home phone number, but I got to thinking, what if they need to call me on my cell phone – they don’t know that number. So I thought of this project with the stamped washers.
I wanted their name on the front, to identify their backpack, with the phone number on the back. But when you stamp into washers, it raises up the other side, so I couldn’t just stamp on the back because it would raise through to the front (see what I mean, in the picture below). I came up with the idea of using 2 washers glued together. You need a glue that will adhere to metal – I went with Gorilla Glue.
With this type of glue, you get the object wet then put on the glue then let it sit 5 minutes – be sure not to put on too much, it’ll expand as it dries.
That’s it – now it’s a double-sided washer. Then I made a quick tube of material, turned it right-side out (using that TOOL I love), and tucked in the raw ends. I poked it through the washers and sewed it down. Then made a loop of the other end and sewed it down. I slid a carabiner or clip into the loop and that was it. In the picture, boy one is right-side up and girl one is back-side up:
Perfect for backpacks!
Actually, the backpacks have a loop on the inside so if you don’t want to clip them on the outside, look for that:
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