Personalize Your Gifts with Fabric Labels

comments (12) November 13th, 2008     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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Sew sweet fabric labels into all of your handmade gifts!

Sew sweet fabric labels into all of your handmade gifts!

Photo: Lurraine Yuyama

There are a lot of different ways that you can make a fabric label for your handmade items- and I've tried quite a few of them myself-- from experimenting with printable fabric to having them professionally printed. But this tutorial from Lurraine Yuyama of Patchwork Pottery is a stroke of genius--instead of printing directly onto the fabric (which means the printer ink may wash out when the item is laundered, plus you have to somehow finish the edges of the fabric), she uses iron on transfer sheets on ribbon. Click over for the step by step. You can extend the idea to quilt labels (printed on a fabric panel you'll sew in), or even for small sachets with a personal note.

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Comments (12)

cruisepiyer writes: I love this review that's why I created an account on this blog to express myself on how I was amazed, being a woman the number one hobby for me is crafting and I love doing this thing and by the way I'm using specialty papers like clothing tags.
Posted: 6:37 am on February 22nd
teaellen2003 writes: My first post yeah! This sounds like such a great idea! Does anyone know if this really does last after being washed many times. I was also wondering if this would work on grosgrain ribbon. It would be good and sturdy but with the ridges????
Posted: 8:37 pm on July 23rd
chips48 writes: The link worked just fine for me. This is a wonderful idea, but I too wonder if the print would last very long if it was laundered.

Posted: 10:59 am on May 23rd
LindaPermann writes: literarytrvlr- I just clicked the link and it works. I'm not sure what the problem could be, but the link is still valid.
Posted: 5:40 pm on May 18th
literarytrvlr writes: njchris, I'm with you. I can't get the link to work either. Anyone know the secret to it working?
Posted: 8:59 pm on May 17th
rainwolfe writes: Excellent! It had never really occurred to me that I could make printed personalized labels like this!
And here I had been looking into ordering them!
Thank you!
Posted: 1:32 pm on February 2nd
Eiluj writes: I've been doing something similar using white satin tape and bold printed label designs and have ironed on the design to the back side of the ribbon so it'll show through to the front side without dulling the ribbon. My question is, does the iron-on attached to twill tape survive lots of washings? It doesn't on the satin ribbon. Also, the pictures look good but in my experience, that iron on transfer paper looks filmy on all surfaces, how do you get around that? Thanks!
Posted: 11:48 pm on November 20th
LindaPermann writes: NjChris- The link works for me, so I would try again. Here's the direct link:
Posted: 5:05 pm on November 16th
njchris writes: When I click on "step by step" to show how to make the fabric labels, nothing happens. Is this no longer available?
Posted: 1:27 am on November 15th
mbKateAnn writes: Genius! And I always have coupons for my craft store to get that paper at a discount. Thank you so much.
Posted: 11:29 pm on November 13th
LindaPermann writes: Bonniedoo-I'm glad to help. I really like this method-- so m uch that I'm not sure I'll do professional printing again after this.
Posted: 12:58 pm on November 13th
Bonniedoo writes: Thank you thank you thank you for this tutorial...I have been trying to make my own labels using a paint pen on twill tape and it is just not satisfactory.....I will be making labels before the day is out!!!!!
Posted: 10:27 am on November 13th
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