diy fabric labels

When I first started making my products, I knew that I wanted everything
to look as nice and clean as possible.. well the backs of my headbands looked so empty..
and I knew a fabric label would fit perfectly!

Originally I ordered from a seller on Etsy..
 but since I really like to take a hands on approach to my business,
I decided to figure out how to do my own labels..

Now first, I researched printing directly on fabric.
The process it takes to do that, was a little more then I was looking for so I chose something
simple and do-able!

Here is a small step-by-step
if you want to try it for your own products.

First I started with the image I wanted (which I created before hand)
I then opened up Word Processor..
you can use anything that you know works for a project like this

As you can tell the image was quite large, so I re-sized it by clicking on the image
 then dragging the selected box from the corner to a smaller size that seemed more fitting

Next up I went to the Format Tab and selected "columns"

I then changed the number of columns from 1 to 3
(you can also use the "label" button and probably achieve the same layout)

I selected & copied my item then started pasting it into the columns I had just made

Until the page was filled up and I had a bunch!

The labels are now ready to print..

I picked up a prepackaged product from my local sewing center,
they have different types of labels and I chose iron on (saves me yet another step in production!)

Inkjet printable fabric comes on sheets that you just load into your printer, how easy is that?

Load a sheet in, select print (seriously I hope I don't have to show you that part!)
and Wam, Bam, Thank You ma'am
you have a sheet of labels!

If you have the steadiest hands ever, go ahead and use your scissors to cut them..
I used my nifty little slicer mahjig and voila!

Labels are ready to be placed on your product.
I think it gives them a great clean & professional look.
Plus how can people forget your name if its right on their head?? =)

In keeping with my motto "Handmade Goodness" this is just one more thing I can put into each piece!


  1. You're labels are cute! I make my own too, I think it's fun & you are right it does add even more of the handmade touch to your handmade pretties :).

  2. I just started making my own too & your right it's nice to be hands on with everything in your business when you put all the hard work into your products :)

  3. OMG! This is EXACTLY what I needed! I've been wanting to get tags for my products, but was unsure exactly how big I wanted them and how I wanted them to look like and I didn't want to order a bunch and find they didn't work for me.

    I had no idea they make such nifty products! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. This is such a great idea :o) Thank you for sharing it! I'm going to bookmark it for the future!

  5. You read my mind Heather!

    I was just about to order some labels from Etsy, but I would love to make them myself. This is awesome!! Thanks for this awesome tutorial!


  6. Very easy! Thank you for the tutorial, you are the best :)

  7. this is great! i had no idea they made fabric paper like that! thanks :)

  8. This is a wonderful tutorial! I need to try this :)

  9. thank you so much! this will come in handy!!

  10. BRILLIANT! I love how organized you are. Now I want to start a shop just ti be able to make these.

  11. i think i just spent, like, an hour looking through posts on your blog. going to look at your shop now :)

  12. Thanks for such detailed instructions on how to make our own labels! Love the idea. And I love your logo too - it is adorable! Great blog all together.

  13. What a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. such a great idea for small business owners, just found your blog and am a fan! thanks for sharing.

  15. Whoa, that's really cool!! I've always wondered how people made tags for clothes, etc, that they sell. I'm totally going to do this - it looks so easy!

  16. This is brilliant!!

  17. Thanks for such a great post!

  18. Hi! So great! I know that the packaging says washable....has anyone washed them? I was just curious to know if the label ink washes out??


    1. Did you ever find out how they actually do in the wash? I'd like to know as well. ;)

  19. Are these labels washable? I'd like to make labels for my clothing items.

  20. I too would like to know how reliable they are as far washing goes. Of not very reliable, I wonder if they have one that would work in laser jet printers?

  21. Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm pinning this to my Pinterest board so I don't forget ;) One question though, where did you get your little cutter mahjig?

    Lacee @ Mommas Like Me

  22. Thank you thank you for posting this one, too! I'm so excited to try.

  23. Great tutorial!! Need to do this for my own labels! I'm your newest follower!


  24. featured this awesome craft on my blog today!

  25. thank you for this tip! i am going to have to try it.

  26. you have a cute blog and that was a great tutorial with good pics.

  27. I just found this fabric at my local fabric store! It worked very nicely after I had a long talk with my printer about playing pretty with non-standard printing surfaces. :)

  28. These are really cute :) what font did you use?