Sep 2, 2012

Easy Clothing Labels


Even though I don't own a shop or market my handmade goods, I love to put little labels on the things I make, especially the kids' clothes. A few months ago, I spent some time during my daughter's nap making a bunch for my stash.
Some with dinosaurs or initials. For others, I let the fabric speak for itself.
This one I haven't used yet. Can't decide where it should go. Maybe a bag down the road??
I used some solid fabrics and some prints. All I needed were some stamps and an iron.
For the stamps, I used some from Melissa & Doug that belong to the kids, along with some little plastic stamps that usually come in party-favor bags. The heart below was from a 4-pack that might've cost $1 at Target in the dollar-bin around Valentine's Day.
For the letters, I used this set from Hero Arts. I bought it at Joann's and used a 50% off coupon along with a 20% off your entire purchase coupon and got a GREAT deal. The stamp pad can be used on fabric (as per the directions on the back) and I bought that at A.C. Moore also with a coupon.
Are you excited to make your own? All you have to do is:
1. cut a square or rectangle of fabric
2. fold the two sides in about 1/4" and press
3. then fold the piece in half, hiding the folded edges inside
4. and press all around.
5. Then stamp your design and heat-seal it with the iron (I usually put some scrap-fabric between my label and the iron just in case the ink bleeds.).

Now it's easy to label anything I want! My "FUN" label went on my daughter's Every Little Thing Dress.
I labeled both of her Audrey Capes.
I put my initials inside my Easy Banded Top.
And I made a personalized label for Clara's skirt this summer, which she and her mom loved.
I'm starting to run low again, and know another afternoon of label-making is in order. Even though it can be tedious, I love selected which colors, pictures, and words will be forever-stamped (haha pun intended) in my kids clothes. Some of which, may end up being heirlooms. You never know!
If you make some of your own, I'd love to see them. Thanks for visiting!

*Update* As goofy as this sounds, I was inspired by my own post and made some more labels right away. My mom had left some stamps at my home for the kids to play with (which they happened to be doing yesterday while I made dinner) and I thought...hmmm, since they're out...label-making time! I think my mom's stamps are really cute and will look great inside my kids' clothes. :)

6 comments:

  1. Love the stampy ones!!! I'm looking out for a cute set of letter stamps!
    Carly
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  2. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts. You were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  3. Hi! I found your post through Shwin&Shwin and just wanted to tell you I think your labels are *adorable!* Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. wow, creative, i like it :D Maybe i should try it too :) feel fress to visit my craft site at FB : Hummy Lovey, thank you :)

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