Just like any other artists who delight in producing original handmade items, crafters experience ebbs and flows in their creative process. No matter how exquisite your knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, or quilting skills might be, there will always be times when you feel stuck in a rut, and you need inspiration.
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What is the easiest way to put labels on clothing?
Even with all the advances in technology, there are still some chores that rely on personal care and attention. One of those overlooked but very important tasks, is marking clothes and other belongings with a personalized label or tag, so that if they get mislaid, they can be returned to the owner. This could be for a variety of reasons:
Clothing and linens that belong to a loved one in a nursing home or group home with communal laundry
Kids that are attending summer camp
Young children attending day care
Kids in school who need to keep track of clothes and valuable sports equipment
Rental companies or clubs, where an outside facility is used for laundry
College students who need to keep track of new personal items
The Snappy Tag System is a new option for putting a personalized tag onto clothing. The system consists of personalized tags which are etched with the name, together with a Snappy Tag applicator. These clothing tags can be snapped on in just seconds, stay on in the wash, and are removable. The nature of this system also means that it is completely portable and therefore gives people the option of labeling clothes on site.
Laundry labels that are durable for nursing homes
2. Personalized Stick On Clothing Labels are another super-easy labeling option. These labels are printed with a name (and number if needed) and stick to the satin care labels which are often found on the inside seam of an item of clothing. The special adhesive on these particular labels is designed to adhere to polyester yarns. These can be peeled off the backing sheet and stuck on – simple as that!
Stick on labels for clothes
There is a wonderful range of personalized clothing labels and tags available these days, with an ideal solution for each unique item. A small investment which will help ensure that valuable (monetary or sentimental!) belongings are returned safe and sound.
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.
Which personalized labels are best for winter clothing?
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.
‘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
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.
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?”
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:
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.