What makes for custom fabric labels? In many contexts, it’s the custom design and the style of the label, but the choice of fabric shouldn’t be overlooked, either. It’s Mine Labels works with the best fabrics available. This includes multiple options that can speak to whatever your priorities are for custom labels. A thin synthetic fabric is used for our standard labels and is great for cost-savings. A higher-quality satin fabric is used for our woven labels.
Types of Fabric for Labels
More than just promoting our own products, we wanted to provide a general overview of the different fabrics that are commonly used for clothing labels. A huge range of fabrics can be used to make labels including wool, denim, and leather, but here are some of the key categories for the most popular fabrics.
- Woven fabric labels are high-quality and very common among commercial clothing labels. Popular woven fabrics include damask, satin, and taffeta. These thin, soft, semi-glossy materials allow for fine print, durable performance, and easy attachment. These labels can be sewn or ironed on. Read more about woven label fabric materials as well as the benefits of satin labels.
- Other synthetic fabric labels include polyester and/or nylon, which are used for our standard clothing labels. If you don’t need the same quality as clothing and apparel designers, these labels can be a great choice for saving some money on handmade clothes and crafts projects. Standard synthetic fabrics can be used for iron on labels or stick on labels.
- Natural fabric labels are a less common choice but can make sense for clothing labels that are committed, as part of their brand, to using all-natural materials. They do fray after several times through the washing machine. A more popular choice is a cotton/synthetic blend that can retain some of cotton’s natural softness while adding durability to the label. Read more about natural fabrics for labels.
Choosing Thread for Fabric Labels
Obviously, you’ll want to choose a color that matches or compliments the color of the fabric. If an exact match is unavailable, go a few shades darker with the thread color. That said, color isn’t the only consideration. You also want to make sure you choose a thread that will work well with that fabric.
Cotton threads work better with clothing fabrics that have little, if any, stretch to them. Cotton thread also works for more delicate fabrics. For materials with more give to them, polyester is the way to go. Also, if you’re machine sewing, you need to make sure you have thread that’s suitably rated for a sewing machine. Read more about choosing the best thread for sew on labels.
How to Create Custom Fabric Labels
Custom fabric labels are a must-have for major fashion labels, smaller boutique designers, and amateur enthusiasts alike. While the choice of fabric is important, there are several design decisions that must be made to create custom labels. Do you want sew on, iron on, or stick on label? Do you want a 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, or 1-inch size label? Do you know what font and style you want? Do you need a simple text label, or do you want a label with your logo and trademark as well? How big is your order? How big is your budget? With our range of products for custom clothing labels, you can quickly find and design the perfect labels for your clothing and apparel business or for your latest sewing project.