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!

30 comments:

  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 :).

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

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  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!

    Jillian
    prettylittlelion.blogspot.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  16. This is brilliant!!

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  17. Thanks for such a great post!

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  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??

    THANKS!

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

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

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  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?

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  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

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

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

    Chrissy
    www.formamas.blogspot.com

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  24. featured this awesome craft on my blog today!

    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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. :)

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

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