I’ve been having so much fun making these custom clothing labels. As the weather cools down, I find myself collecting piles of Winter clothing. Some will be sent to school for recess. Some will be sent over to grandparents’ houses for sledding adventures. And last of all, we will have our own stash at home for our own outings.
And so the great Clothing Label Adventure begins.
I’ve been having fun making these simple stamped tags. I don’t make them for everything, but I do find they add just a little something special to handmade items that I make for my little guy.
Here’s what you need:
- Twill Tape (I used 1 inch wide)
- Fabric Safe ink (I used a Versacraft stamp pad in ‘Real Black’)
- Alphabet stamps (make sure to get a set with numbers if you want to include a phone number)
- Lay out your Twill Tape and stamp your tag. You can do a secret message or something more practical like a name or phone number.
2. If your ink calls for it, set the ink with heat. For my VersaCraft ink, this required a quick ironing job. Be sure to protect your iron from getting any ink on it by putting a piece of paper or cloth on top of your labels before ironing.
3. Almost ready! Next just cut the Twill Tape to size. If you are sewing the tag into seam, I like to cut the tape long enough to fold in half (see the I Love You tag above) so the raw edges can be caught in the seam. If you are sewing the tag to a premade item, you can fold the raw edges over and press in place. (see the Love Mom tag above) These tags can be hand sewn anywhere on your item using a Slip Stitch.
Sew your tag in place and you are all done!
My favorite is to add secret messages for my kid to find so he knows I’m thinking about him during the day. It’s such an easy way to add a special touch.