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Personalized Gifts for Knitters and Crafters

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Personalized Labels for Handmade Items

Buying a thoughtful gift for someone does not always need to happen at a particular time of year!

Personalized, meaningful gifts are always perfect for that cherished person in your life who can warm your heart – be they a family member, a good neighbor, or a close friend. Those individuals may deserve a “thank you treat” at any time of year; for emotional support, a favor done, or just for being there.

For people who are knitters, or who crochet, quilt or sew, a unique personalized fabric label to attach to their handmade items, is a charming and thoughtful gift, and won’t “break the bank”.  As a friend, you can consider someone’s favorite colors, someone’s skill, or someone’s faith, and put it all together on a beautiful unique label so that they (or any recipient) will be reminded of this special person.

For family and friends who knit, crochet, or sew, personalized woven sewing labels are a wonderful and traditional addition to any item:

woven labels

Personalized woven labels

 

For family and friends who are crafters and make handmade items with smooth fabrics, an easy-to-apply iron-on label might be ideal.  These can either be iron-on woven labels, or iron-on printed fabric labels – both can be made with personal and sentimental text.

 

satin labels for handmade items

Iron on satin labels for handmade items

 

The best gift is one given with thought and love, and personalized woven labels will not only be received with joy, but will take their place on handmade items which are made with the same.

The It’s Mine! Labels team

 

 

 

How do you keep track of college clothes and belongings?

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Part Two of the “Getting Ready for School” Series

For some college students, their school clothing has been labeled by parents and caregivers since kindergarten in an effort to reduce loss.  As students mature and move on to college, the cute and colorful personalized labels are no longer appropriate, but the need to keep track of bedding, clothes, shoes and other valuable items is just as important for these young adults.

An easy and fun, yet discreet, method of labeling items is to use snap-on clothing tags.  These are small round tags which look similar to a button, and can be attached in seconds using an applicator to any care tag, or even the seam of a piece of clothing or linens.  Etched with a name, they do not fall off in the laundry and can even be removed if clothing is going to be passed on to someone else.  It’s an easy way to check whether an item belongs to the right person without having an obvious, boldly printed label!

 

 tags for clothing                                        Snappy Tags for clothes

Your student may also have some precious items where a traditional label is still the best option.  For example a cozy blanket brought from home, sentimental soft furnishings, or that expensive dress or jacket bought for special occasions!  A simple and elegant sewing label can be stitched onto an item in just moments, and will look like part of the item.

Woven Labels                                     Sew-on Labels for Clothing

 

For those students who find sewing daunting,  iron-on standard labels are a good solution. They are easy to apply with a basic household iron, are easy to read, and are durable in the laundry, including commercial machines.  These labels can be quickly applied to discreet spots inside garments with a smooth fabric.

Iron on clothing labels                                   Iron-on Standard Labels

 

If your student isn’t handy with a needle and thread or an iron, and wants a completely pain-free way to label an item of clothing, a peel and stick-on label  is the perfect option.  (Designed to stick to polyester, just peel off a label and stick it to the satin “care label” found inside most clothes.)

Standard stick on clothing labels

Stick on labels for clothes

 

College students who are involved with music, sports and other extra-curricular activities will no doubt have valuable instruments and sports equipment to keep track of.  Music cases, helmets, and other items can all look the same, so a small label for identification can relieve the stress of mix-ups with friends and team mates.  Any items with a smooth, hard surface would benefit from one of our stick-on labels .

kids stick on labels

Stick on labels

 

Clothes and Linens – label solutions for College Students

For college students, labeling their clothing and personal items is an easy, hands-on way to prepare for a smoother transition to a new school, dorm or athletic team, and helps them take care of their belongings – a small yet sensible investment!

From snap-on clothing tags, to sew-on, iron-on and even stick-on labels, there are a wide range of labeling options to fit any style and budget.

Brought to you by the friendly team at itsminelabels.com – always available with expert advice for all your clothing label needs.

 

The Best Clothing Labels for School

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pART oNE OF THE “GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL” SERIES

Getting children prepared to go back to school can be a huge task.  Virtually all schools and day care centers require that clothing and other personal items are labeled clearly so that if they are misplaced or lost, they can be returned to their rightful owner.

Personalized clothing labels can help kids avoid the anxiety of mix-ups!

Some of the basic items which may need durable labels are:

  • School uniforms
  • School supplies
  • Sports clothing and equipment
  • Jackets, gloves and scarves
  • Sippy cups and baby bottles
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, etc.
  • Socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
  • Towels and bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Books, journals, etc.
  • Music cases
  • Cleats, sneakers, dance shoes, etc.
  • Backpacks and lunch cases

These are a few suggestions for kids name labels:

For durable iron on clothing labels we suggest:

For sew on clothing labels we suggest:

For stick-on clothing labels we suggest:

For stick-on labels for hard, smooth surfaces we suggest:

Sometimes a Value Pack is the ideal answer as they will contain a combination of labels – some for clothes and some for personal items.

For any further advice on the best labels for school, please just ask us – we are always happy to help!

The It’s Mine! Team

Family Labels

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family label

Families share almost everything, but there are plenty of times when you and your family members need to make sure you know which items belong to what person. Whether it’s your daughter’s favorite sweater, your twins’ hockey jerseys or your mother’s handbag, having your family’s belongings clearly labeled can help cut down on arguments – so your loved ones don’t lose the items you gave them when they left the house. The bigger your family is, the more possessions you have. That means, more opportunities for confusion. That’s why It’s Mine! Labels helps organize your family with labels and name tags for virtually any need you have.

Here’s a quick rundown of how we can help get your family organized.

Labels for Kids

Kids need so many items, but they’re not always the best at keeping track of them all. Between school, sports and activities, children are always on the go. It’s Mine! Labels can help your kids keep tabs on their coats, jackets, lunchboxes, sporting equipment, etc. – with attractive, durable labels that let anyone know at a glance to whom it belongs. With our wide assortment of stick-on, iron-on and sew-in kids’ labels, your children will be much more likely to bring back everything they take with them to school, day camp or any other excursion.

Labels for Seniors

Whether seniors live independently or in assisted care, it can be difficult for them at times to keep track of their belongings. However, labels from It’s Mine! Labels can help seniors prevent losing their clothing and other belongings, or mislaying them in a communal living setting. With our durable and versatile labels, you can rest assured that your loved ones will have their cherished possessions near them at all times.

Labels for Everyone

Whether you’re a crafter or just someone who needs to keep your closet organized, It’s Mine! Labels has a solution to help you. With customizable stick-on labels, iron-on labels and sew-in labels, we can provide name tags and labels that will stand up to whatever your belongings go through during your busy everyday life. What’s more, our labels will ensure that you and everyone else will always know which items are yours.

If your family could use some help getting organized, check out everything It’s Mine! Labels has to offer and learn how we can help you.

Tips For Selecting The Best Thread To Sew On Labels

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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and sew-on labels are only as strong as the sewing thread used to attach them. Whether you’re sewing labels into clothing to mark your own fashion brand or simply because you want to make sure your child never loses his or her sweater at school, knowing which thread is best for the item of clothing as well as the label can mean the difference between a label that holds in place and one that comes off in the wash and is lost forever.

Sewing threads are available in a wide range of materials and thicknesses, and not all threads are right for all types of fabrics and all types of labels. A thread’s thickness usually is marked by a number. Although there are many numbering systems used in the sewing industry, typically the higher the number is, the thicker the thread will be. Sewing thread also comes in a variety of materials, such as cotton, polyester and silk.

You first instinct may be to look for a thread that matches the color of your garment and the label as closely as possible. Although color can be important if you want the stitching to be more or less invisible, there are other factors you should consider when choosing a thread. The wrong thread can unravel or even damage the garment over time.

How to Choose the Right Sewing Thread

Here are a few general tips to follow when choosing thread for a sew-on label:

  • Cotton threads work best for materials that have little or no stretch to them, but polyester threads are best for sewing labels onto materials that are stretchy. Polyester threads have some stretch, making them a better fit for fabrics that have a bit of give to them.
  • Choose a finer cotton or silk thread when sewing labels onto delicate woven fabrics such as those used in lingerie or sheer garments. Thicker or coarser threads can cause damage to these more delicate materials.
  • Double-check to make sure that the thread you want to use is suitable for sewing machines, if you’re planning on using one. Otherwise, sew the label by hand with a needle if the thread isn’t appropriate for a sewing machine.
  • Thicker, coarser materials require a thicker thread to ensure that the thread won’t unravel as the garment is put through its daily stresses.
  • The color of your thread is not as important, but it still should be a concern. If the exact shade of thread to match your garment is not available, try to find a thread that is a shade or two darker. Lighter shades of thread will make the stitching appear much more obvious and potentially harm the garment’s appearance.

No matter what reason you have for using sew-in labels in your garments, you want them to stay put. That means choosing the thread that not only looks best when used in the garment, but also works best with the particular fabric of the garment. The next time you purchase sew-on labels from It’s Mine! Labels, take a moment to think about the type of thread you’ll be using to attach them to your clothing. You don’t want the thread you choose to be the weakest link in your garments.