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Woven Fabric Labels for Handmade Items

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Custom Fabric Labels for Handmade Items

Custom fabric labels

Custom woven fabric labels for handmade items and clothing

 

Why Choose Woven Labels?

Millions of people around the world enjoy the almost limitless opportunities in creating handmade items. From young to old, from school craft projects, to complex woven creations, there is a a charm about a unique item made from scratch, that is hard to match.

Fabric labels, which are embroidered with text, are ideal for attaching to pieces made from soft materials.  These can include the name of the creator, contact details, or simply a special sentiment, such as “Made with Love”. Some items where a soft woven label might be appropriate are:

  • Knitted items, such as scarves, shawls, baby clothing, etc.
  • Crocheted items, such as mats, yarmulkes, clothing, etc.
  • Felt items, such as bags and totes, accessories, etc.
  • Handmade clothing, such as dresses, aprons, etc.

Creating a Custom Fabric Label

There are a few things to take into consideration before buying a personalized label.

  • What size label would suit your products?
  • What color combinations would suit your material or business?
  • Would a bold font or a pretty script font work best for you?
  • Would an icon, such as knitting needles or a teddy bear, be appropriate?
  • Do you need contact information on your label?

Working with an experienced label company is very helpful as they will have valuable advice based on years of custom orders. Make sure special handmade items are recognized and cherished well into the future.

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Best Clothing Labels for Hats and Mittens

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Which personalized labels are best for winter clothing?

Best labels for hats and mittens

Best clothing labels for winter hats, mittens and scarves

 

With winter weather hitting many areas of the country, knitted and fleece hats, gloves and scarves are being unearthed from trunks and the backs of cupboards.  These types of items tend to be the ones that get mislaid most during the course of the winter.  Constantly being put on and taken off, there is ample opportunity to lose them!

Winter hats, gloves and scarves are especially hard to keep track of at school and daycare.  The addition of a personalized clothing label will not only help the young owner find their item, and avoid the anxiety of mix-ups, but is very helpful for the staff who need to return items found in the Lost and Found box.

Personalized Fabric labels

One of the simplest labels to use for identification, is a personalized fabric sewing label.  These tend to be  woven from polyester yarns – durable, colorfast, and stretch-proof – and usually have a single color background and single color for text.  A strong color contrast is best for identification labels.

Sew on labels or iron on labels?

For loosely knitted items, a sew on label works best.  These can be stitched down in each corner in just minutes, and can easily be removed if items are to be passed on to siblings or donated to other families. For items made of fleece, a tagless iron on label will work as an alternative to a sew on label.

STICK ON CLOTHING LABELS

For knitted or fleece items with a satin “care” label (often found on an inside seam), an easy-to-apply stick on clothing label is a wonderful solution.  Designed to stick to polyester yarns, these small labels will  safely go through washing and drying cycles.

With so many personalized label options available, there will always be just the right type of label for the garment.

For friendly advice on any labeling needs, just contact It’s Mine Labels!

 

3 Reasons to Label Your Clothes – Don’t Lose Your Layers!

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labeling layered clothing

‘Tis the season for the great morning debate: short-sleeved or long-sleeved? It’s cool in the morning but by lunch time it’s boiling, and time to peel off the layers. Clothing is one of the top ten most commonly lost and left-behind items, especially in places such as hotels, airplanes, buses, trains, and cabs. It seems that the busier we are, the more likely we are to be forgetful, losing some of our favorite clothes in the process. Even more so than adults, children are notorious for misplacing items. The most common items lost by kids are hats, sweaters, and cuddly toys.

Why you should be labeling your items

  1. Labeling clothing items has multiple benefits. The most obvious being that if the item is lost or misplaced, it is much easier to have it returned to you. This is especially important in nursing homes and assisted living facilities where a shawl or sweater can easily be picked up by another resident.
  2. If you’re a parent, it is helpful to label your child’s clothing for the same reasons as above, but also to help when laundry day comes around and you’re wondering “Whose top is this?”
  3. In some cases, your black jacket may look just like someone else’s, and they may wander off with yours instead of theirs. Labeling your items can help keep other people from accidentally adding your things to their wardrobe. Without a label, you have no evidence to support that what you say is yours is yours.

Important Items to Label:

  • Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Sweaters
  • Backpacks
  • Lunch bags
  • Umbrellas
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves

During the seasonal transition periods, warm clothing items are essential during certain times of the day, but as the day progresses we tend to shed our layers and items are left behind. The best way to make sure things don’t get lost is to try your best to keep track of them, and add a custom label. By labeling your items, you save time, energy, and money. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s a small investment that’s a big-time money-saver.

With the weather cooling down, make sure you stock up on custom clothing labels to ensure the inevitable lost gear is returned to its owner. It’s Mine! offers a wide variety of custom clothing label options, such as woven labels, iron on labels, sew on labels, and snap on clothing tags. The best method for labeling your items is up to you!

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Tips For Smart Back-To-School Shopping

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Summer seems to slip away all too quickly, and before we realize it, it’s time to get the kids ready to head back to school. Most schools provide supply lists, but as children move into middle and high school this isn’t always the case. It’s best to start out with the necessities before school starts, then after the first week, pick up the rest of the supplies their teachers might require. Once school begins, you may find that basic supplies are cheaper since the back to school shopping season starts about mid-July.

On top of typical school stationery supplies, kids also need clothes, shoes, backpacks, snacks, and more to start the year off right. Here are some tips to finding and buying back-to-school must-haves while saving you $$$:

Sign-up for store emails

During busy times of year, such as the back-to-school season and the holidays, websites usually will offer coupons and discounts to get you to shop on their site. Also, keep an eye out for Labor Day sales if you’re in the U.S. for some great back-to-school deals and end-of-summer discounts.

Shop super early or after school starts

Everyone is getting ready to head back to school at the same time, which means you either have to hit the stores early, at the end of June or early July, or, head in at the start of the first or second week of school. Stores like Target and Walmart start putting new collections of supplies out when school ends, and most items go on sale after the start of the new school year. For trendy items, like backpacks, lunch bags, and pencil cases, you may want to grab those first since they’ll be harder to find once everyone starts collecting their back-to-school goodies.

Buy in bulk

When shopping in general, you’re guaranteed to save some money if you purchase items that get used-up quickly in bulk rather than as you need them. This applies to shopping for school as well. Buy paper, pens, pencils, and other frequently-used stationery items in bulk to last throughout the semester, or even the whole year!

Save on tech

Some middle schools and high schools provide laptops or tablets for students to use throughout the year or the entirety of their time at school. If you need to make the investment for one of these devices, there are sites like Best Buy that offer back-to-school discounts on laptops and tablets for students. Apple, Microsoft and other companies have education pricing and add-on specials when you purchase certain items for education purposes.

Reuse items from the previous year

Shopping for school items can get pricey, especially if you have multiple kids heading back to school. Have your kids go through all their school items from the previous year to see if anything can be used again for the next year – things like backpacks, large binders, water bottles, lunch bags, and pencil cases tend to last a while if they’re looked after well.

Marking your child’s school supplies is a time and money-saver

As sure as the sun rises, kids will lose things. According to a report from Pixie, more than $2.7 billion a year is spent replacing misplaced possessions. While this encompasses all demographics in the U.S., you can help keep your money and school-related items out of lost-and-found statistics. The best way to keep track of things is to use a custom labeling system. Custom woven sew on labels are perfect to add to outerwear, since these items are removed during the day and tend to get left behind and forgotten. For items like sports equipment or water bottles, a custom stick-on name label that is waterproof will stay on and help keep these valuable items out of the lost-and-found box. You can keep a set of spare, blank laundry labels (that you can write on) for incidental items throughout the year, so that if anything ever gets misplaced, it has a better chance of finding its way back to its owner. Check out our back to school labels to see all our best options for labeling kids’ items.

By shopping smart for school and ensuring all of your kids’ items are labeled, you’ll reduce stress for both yourself and your child, and save money throughout the school year.

 

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Why choose handmade?

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why buy handmade products

The crafting niche is thriving, and crafty artists are capitalizing on their skills more than ever. With the internet packed with a flourishing industry of handmade marketplaces, more people are embracing goods made by hand. By purchasing handmade goods either online or from local shops, you have instant and easy access the skills of artisans in your community and around the world.

  • Environmentally friendly

Artists or crafters are able to choose the best quality materials and are not forced to cut costs using synthetics as may be used by mass producers of similar items. Purchasing from local artists, or even making items yourself, makes a positive impact while reducing the  environmental effects that mass production of consumer goods has on our planet.

Creating items out of unconventional materials gives new purpose to items that may have otherwise been thrown away. For example, Unshattered works with women in residential recovery programs to help them develop skills, find their strengths, and prepare for the future by creating gorgeous bags and accessories that are handcrafted in New York’s Hudson Valley from repurposed materials.

  • High quality

When searching for clothing, decor, or a gift, the quality of the product is what you pay for. Handcrafted products generally have a much higher level of quality due to the fact that the crafter pays more attention to detail. Handmade items are more valuable and likely to last longer, plus they can be customized to meet your wants and needs.

  • Unique

When purchasing handmade goods, you’re receiving an item that is unique compared with others in the large consumer and even niche marketplaces. Since all items are made by individuals who source their own materials, each item is always slightly different.

  • Better for the economy and job market

Studies have shown that shifting even as little as 10 percent of consumer spending to locally owned businesses would create hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in local wages. A study from Etsy revealed that small businesses selling on the platform contribute $5.3 billion to the US economy. Also, Etsy sellers produce more than one and a half million jobs for themselves and others.

  • Feel-good shopping

According to Forbes, 87% of consumers feel that businesses should place at least as much weight on society’s interests as they do on business interests. Supporting local artisans and their eco-conscious business practices certainly ticks that box. Handmade pieces may cost more than mass produced goods or take longer to arrive, but when you spend money with a small, local business, you can feel good about your purchase.

 

If you are making items to contribute to the handmade market, make sure your branding is clear and present so your items don’t get lost in the fray. When you have finished your item, you can add a personalized fabric label to give it a professional look. You can customize your own woven labels here! You can also label your supply organizer, such as bins and drawers, to make your crafting process simpler and more streamlined using helpful stick-on name labels.

 

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