Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"L" is for Labels

Make your own fabric labels.


I made them to sew into pouches.


Here I pulled the lining out for a better picture:


Here's how to make the labels:
1. Purchase cotton paper-backed sheets for ink jet printing:

Jacquard Inkjet Cotton package

I found mine at Michaels.
2. Set up a word document with the labels you want to print.  My label is folded in half so in order to be legible from both sides I modified my logo to print right side up and upside down:
3. Run a test print on regular paper first, then print on the cotton sheet:

4. Set with hot iron.
5. Cut to size with rotary cutter and ruler:

6. Fold in half and iron again:

7. Dip sides (raw edges) into fray check:


Now your labels are ready!

Line up the pouch lining, insert label and sew into seam:

Perfection.


I pulled up the lining again to see the label better.
(The pink gingham doesn't photograph the best without natural light, sorry.)


Machine washable and hot dryer too!
(I tried it to be certain.)


Now go make your own labels for all those sewing projects.

I'm linking up to:

 The Lettered Cottage
The Stories of A to Z

10 comments:

mj said...

Hello, can you explain how you did one label up one label down? Thanks for sharing. I plan on making these tomorrow and placing them in bridal bags that I'm making. MJ

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those are adorable! :) are you selling them in your etsy shop? i think they would be so cute filled with toiletries as a gift.

Dagmar said...

Hi Jamie,
I have been looking to make some labels..this is a really good tutorial! I will be looking for some of that. Did you get it at Michaels? I will add myself as a follower..love your ideas!
ox

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That really adds a cute finishing touch! Those bags are darling.

Have a great Memorial Day, Jamie!

Patti said...

What a nice way to finish off your project....I made some a few years ago and printed my photo on them, too!! My friends got a laugh out of it

Kadbury said...

What a cool idea! I love how simple that is... Wish I could sew enough to actually need to tag my stuff lol

~Kristin

Tabitha said...

That's awesome and such a money-saver! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

This is great! I've been wanting to make some labels and I was just about to use another method when I found you on "Infarrantly Creative". I'm so glad I did! I'm so excited to make myself some labels! I'm now a follower, too.

Monkey Momma's Crafts said...

This is awesome!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Sweet. I've been wanting to buy some labels but I will totally make my own now!!!