Create a Multipurpose Care Package for Your Knitted Giftscomments (0) September 11th, 2008
Take the time to create an extra-special gift enclosure. Hours of planning and execution go into the knitted gifts we create for family, friends, and special knitting causes. The time it takes to choose the perfect pattern, consider yarn options, and put in hours of loving stitches may go unnoticed by the recipient of our labors. We hope that they will love and care for the little treasures we share, but once it is out of our hands, we don’t know.
Borrowing from my quilting tradition, I’ve designed a label that expresses our sentiments and provides fiber content and care instructions. Taking it one step further, I’ve partnered it with a spiffy anti-moth sachet to ensure that the knitted item is cared for properly and endures the elements.
Computer and printer
T-shirt iron-on transfer sheets
Sachet bag, 3 x 5 inches, 100 percent cotton muslin
10-inch length of salvaged yarn from the project
Step by Step
Draft the label in a Word document. Include the following information:
• Name of recipient
• Your name
• Personal message
• Fiber content
• Detailed washing instructions
You can make the label fancy by using a clip art available in Word. Go to the toolbar on top of the page and select Insert, Picture, Clip Art, and type in “border or frame.” Choose from a wide variety of borders from elegant to whimsical. Make sure you size the label to fit on the bag.
Print the label onto an Avery iron-on sheet.
Cut the label to size.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery