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Custom Sew-On Labels 101

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Everybody that purchases sewing labels does so for a unique purpose, but there are many different questions that everyone can have. Getting the most out of your sewing labels is important because you want to make sure that your custom sew-on labels look good once they’ve been sewn on. Here are some of the basics so that you have the information you need to be sure that your labels look great.

How to Begin Your Design

Often, clothing tags are inside of the clothes, and will never be seen by anyone except the person putting it on. However, there are some situations in which a fancy label is visible, such as on mittens and hats, and especially scarves. If you need to design your custom sew-in tags to go on the inside of a garment, then you don’t need to worry as much about the label matching the garment. It might even be fun to experiment with different colors and pictures! If you need a label that will be seen by everybody, then you will want to make it compliment the garment—or else make it look more neutral against a variety of materials.

Our custom sew-on labels are very versatile and can be applied to anything from a hand-knitted sweater to a delicate sheer dress.

Thread Choice

Your custom sew-on labels need to have the proper thread in order to look their best. It can be difficult to know where to begin, especially if you don’t have as much experience with sewing. Different materials have different needs. For instance, you care for lingerie differently than you would a pair of jeans. Consider the materials that you are working with and what kind of thread you should use. For more information, take a look at this helpful guide on choosing the best kind of thread for your labels.

How to Apply Sew-On Labels

Whether you are using your custom sew-in labels for your business or for personal use, you will need to be able to attach them properly in order to get the most out of them. Even if you are an accomplished seamstress, it would pay off to brush up on the techniques that make these labels look the best. There are different ways that you can sew these labels into your clothing. Many people just stitch the top of the label, but others might prefer to place a stitch at each corner or even to stitch the entire perimeter. Take a look at some of the different ways that people like to apply their labels, and for helpful tips on how to do it yourself.

Designing and sewing in your custom labels doesn’t have to be a daunting task, it might even be fun! For more information on the different kinds of tags available, and to start creating your own, head over to our product page.

Iron-On Name Labels

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Are you looking for an attractive label that can be applied quickly and look lovely on many different types of fabrics? Don’t overlook the merits of iron-on labels. Iron-on name tags are applicable in many of the same situations that you would use sew-on tags. Our iron-on name labels are beautiful and can be customized to fit anyone. They are also very durable and can be applied quickly with no sewing skills necessary. Whether you need to label clothing, bedding, or linens, iron-on labels are a practical choice.

Why Use Iron-On Name Labels?

Many people find that iron-on labels are the natural choice for adding name tags onto items. You can get a lot of use out of iron-on name labels, especially if your item happens to be a hand-me down, or an item you plan to donate in the future. Clothing sizes change, but no matter how fast they grow, your child will probably still need their items labeled for daycare and school. It’s Mine! Labels offers many different types of name labels that are easy to apply, and even detachable. That makes for easy donations in the future.

Easy to Apply

If you’re a busy parent or caretaker, taking time out of your day to add name labels onto clothing might not be possible. Even if you have a sewing machine and the skills to sew on labels, finding the time might still be difficult. Iron-on labels require less time and fewer resources than sew-on labels. With just an iron and a couple of minutes, you can quickly attach many labels. Iron-on labels are also a good option for items of clothing that are shaped irregularly or have a thick texture that might be hard for sewing machines to manage.

Comfortable for Sensitive Skin

Our iron-on labels lay flat once applied, and they are smooth to the touch even to the most sensitive among us. Flat, smooth labels are a great choice for babies or the elderly, or anyone else that might be more comfortable with an undetectable tag. No matter why you need name labels for your clothing, you can find one that perfectly suits the recipient.

Laundry Needs and Machine Washable Labels

After your customized labels have arrived, there are many ways that you can attach them to your items. If you have chosen one of our iron-on labels for an item that is machine-washable, follow the attachment instructions so that your label will survive the spin cycles. Most of our labels need only to be ironed onto a smooth fabric surface and they will be just fine in home laundry machines. Others, like our satin labels, will require a line of simple stitching around the edge to ensure they don’t come off in the wash.

Ready to begin customizing your iron-on name labels? Click here for a full list of our iron-on products.

Personalized Sewing Labels

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What makes for good personalized sewing labels? For many, it’s the ability to create a beautiful design that reflects your own brand, style, or business. No matter what your needs are, you can design an elegant and professional label that meets your requirements and surpasses your expectations!

Types of Personalized Sewing Labels

  • Designer Labels: These are available in 1” and 1/2”. These are some of our relatively larger tags, and they can convey more information. These labels are a favorite with small business owners since our 1” label offers up to three lines of text.
  • Classic Woven Labels: These labels come in 3/8” and 5/8”. They have a large selection of different colors and styles, and can be ordered in large quantities, which makes them a favorite amongst business owners.
  • Woven ID Tags: These come in 1” and 1/2”, and feature special large print text, which makes them easy to read. These are a great choice for people needing to ID their clothing for a communal living situation like an assisted living center or daycare for children. The simple and attractive look of these labels make them suitable for all ages.

Find more details and ordering information for these different types of custom sew-on labels.

Color and Style

Many of our labels feature a choice of different background colors, and all of them offer a choice of color for text. All of our lettering is embroidered using high quality floss that will not bleed or fade. Our personalized sewing labels are available with different images to accompany your text, so that you can represent someone’s faith, hobbies, or personality.

Customization Basics

We offer many different basic designs that can be used as a clean slate to begin customizing your own labels. There are many ways to customize our sewing labels without going over budget. Think about the items you will be attaching the labels to, and what colors might be the best compliment to them. It’s hard to go wrong with a neutral color palette, and some of our savvy customers like to sew a simpler tag onto their garment with something decorative like colored thread or ribbon.

Many of our labels have options for different background colors, thread colors, and even different images. Feel free to mix and match before settling on a design.

How to Design a Label

For many people, the first step to design a great label is deciding what kind of material you will be attaching your label to. Many of our customers use our products for their homemade crafts, or to promote their brand. Still others use personalized sewing labels to indicate their loved ones’ items in a communal living or daycare situation. Will you be needing a versatile label that can be attached to many different kinds of surfaces? Or do you prioritize efficiency, and will be satisfied with an iron-on label? Determine your needs first.

When you’re ready to begin designing your label, all of our different tags have pictures of the unique designs some of our customers have already created. Feel free to use them as inspiration when you are designing your personalized sewing labels. It might also be helpful to use our preview tool to see your design before you purchase.

Ready to get to work customizing your design? Need some inspiration for your designs? For more information and a full list of products, visit us here to explore all of the possibilities for personalized labels.

Woven Labels in Small Quantities

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It’s Mine Labels knows that every project has its own needs. Often, label makers will assume that customers will wish to buy in bulk if they’re creating their own clothing or accessory line, but what about the home projects or crafts that don’t need as many labels? Buying more labels than is necessary does not actually save money, and can actually have the opposite effect. It certainly doesn’t cut costs to have leftover tags laying around that will never be used. That’s why we also supply our woven labels in small quantities, so that everyone can create their own label, and also customize the quantity they receive. Our custom woven labels come in a variety of different styles and endless combinations so that you can design the label that best reflects your projects.

When Buying Bulk Costs More

Like every crafter, the projects you create are unique. Based solely on the amount of time spent on projects, a knitter will likely need more labels for their handmade hats or scarves than even the most prolific quilter. If your project takes a lot longer to complete, then you will naturally need to apply a label less frequently. Waste is a hidden cost. There’s no point in buying large quantities of woven labels, even if bulk might seem cheaper per unit price. If those labels aren’t being used, then you aren’t getting the most out of your dollar.

Labels for Personal Use

The same goes for personal use labels. From backpacks for first grade, to bed linens for college, it might be tempting to purchase labels in bulk for your children in order to anticipate their future needs, but this is one of the most advantageous times to purchase small quantities of woven labels. Our labels can be customized to suit anyone, but we all change over the years. It might be better to buy the woven labels in small quantities, so that your labels represent the person the item belongs to.

Woven Labels: Small Quantities, Full Customizability

Just because you need to purchase a smaller amount does not mean you need to give up customizability. We still offer a wide range of choices and options for your labels, even when you purchase woven labels in small quantities.

Here are some of the labels that might be more useful when you need to buy small quantities.

  • 1” Designer Woven Labels – These labels offer a large amount of customizability and are perfect for adding a little style to your personal labels. These woven labels also come in small quantities, in increments of 20.
  • 1/2” Designer Woven Fabric Labels – These are a great option for small business owners because they are an attractive addition to any item and offer a high level of customizability. These labels come in increments of 36, 72, and 144.
  • 1/2” or 1” Woven ID Labels – These are our simple, large print labels that come in 1/2” or 1” sizes. They have options for background color and text color, and offer two lines of text. These come in quantities as small as 10, which make them great for personal use.

Ready to make your decision, or just curious about the options we have available? Check out our product page where you can see a full list of our woven labels as well as the different quantities they are available in.

Custom Clothing Tags: Types, Uses, Occasions, and Design

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When we think of the tags in clothing, most of us imagine the drab, black and white size tags in the backs of shirts we get from the store. These days, people need clothing tags for all kinds of reasons from professional to personal use. Especially in a world of online creators, it pays to stand out and show off your personal style with a custom clothing tag.

Types of Custom Clothing Tags

We have stylish tags in iron-on and sew-on varieties. If you are not one for sewing, we have plenty of iron-on options that are every bit as stylish and attractive as our sew-on varieties. If you would prefer a polished, professional looking tag, we have woven tags with embroidered lettering that look great with any garment. No matter which one you choose, the colors on these custom clothing tags will never run or fade over time.

  • Iron-on tags are great for anyone who needs to attach a lot of tags quickly. These tags lie flat and are smooth to the touch, so they are a good option for sensitive skin. Most of our tags can survive the washer, but some will need a stitch around the perimeter to ensure they hang on! Iron-on tags are printed using high quality ink, and flexible but not stretchy.
  • Sew-on tags are a favorite among small business owners and artisans. These fabric tags look professional and have a wide range of customizability that can be adjusted to match a brand. We value high quality products and these are even more durable than the iron-on tags. They will never run, fade, or stretch, and after they are stitched onto your garment, they will last through the washer and dryer.

One thing to consider is the type of garments you are making. Iron-on tags attach best to smooth fabrics, so things like baby clothes or T-shirts would work fine, but you would not get the same results if you tried to iron a tag onto a rough fabric, such as with a pair of mittens or a knitted scarf. Our sew-on fabric tags are good for a range of different projects and can be attached to any garment.

Tags for Personal Use

A favorite for small businesses and other professional settings, our tags are also great for home and personal use. If you’re not one for sewing, we also provide a selection of iron-on labels. Many of our iron-on labels are designed with children or seniors in mind, and they prioritize comfort and comfort without sacrificing style. All of our iron-on tags lay flat on smooth fabric, so you can create a custom fabric tag that will reflect the wearer’s personality.

We also have tags that require no sewing or ironing at all. Check out our snappy tags, stick-on labels, and other items like bag tags and value packs.

Attractive Labels for Every Occasion

These custom clothing tags are useful for all kinds of different purposes, especially for clothing designers and small business owners. Many people also create tags that serve as identifying name labels that they can attach to clothing. This is a popular method to avoid losing clothes in the laundry of an assisted living center or day care. No matter what your needs are, you can easily create your own custom clothing tag.

Ready to begin customizing your labels? Check out our product page for a full list of what we have in stock, as well as sample pictures. If you’re designing a clothing line, you may also want to check out our blog post on custom tags for clothing lines.