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A valuable family investment – labels for school!

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Most parents are aware that schools and day care centers require that clothing and other personal belongings be labeled clearly so that if they are lost or mislaid, they can be returned to their rightful owner.  And most parents and caregivers dread the chore of having to label everything that leaves the house!  We try to make it easy for families.

Using personalized clothing labels for kids can really help them avoid the anxiety of unintentional mix-ups, and most importantly ensure that valuable clothes, shoes, sports equipment and more come home at the end of the day.

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For most clothing, such as cotton shirts, pants, undershirts, etc. a smooth iron in label is ideal. They are discreet, but easy to spot inside clothing.  An iron on label is often considered a perfect solution as they are quick and easy to apply, and will stay on in aggressive laundry situations.

If certain items have a satin care label inside them (often found on a seam) a personalized stick on clothing label can be a wonderful choice.  These are simply pressed onto a care label and will stay on in the washing machine and dryer.

For sweaters, fleece and other items that do not have a smooth surface, a sew on label would be perfect.  Sew on labels can be produced with the students name embroidered onto it, giving a more elegant look to an item.  With a quick stitch in each corner of the label, these will also stay on in the laundry, and can be removed if necessary.

For lunch boxes, water bottles, sports equipment, and other items with a hard smooth surface, a waterproof stick on label works very well.  Again, with the students name clearly printed on the label, any misplaced items can easily be returned to the rightful owner.

If a family isn’t sure how many labels they will need, a durable laundry marker with some blank stick on and iron labels might be a good solution.

And for the family that would like their school- or college-age children to label their own belongings, our Snappy Tag system is very popular! Very easy and fun to use.

Make a small investment in personalized clothing labels (starting at $16), and your new valuable purchases will not end up in the Lost & Found bin.

For more advice on the best labeling solutions for students, please call our office at (866) 695-2235 and the staff will be delighted to assist you.

Pretty Labels for Knitted Items

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Adding a woven label to knitted items

If you love knitting, and give your finished pieces to family and friends, adding a pretty custom woven label can be a very thoughtful touch. Creating a label with your own choice of text, attractive lettering and background colors, and perhaps a sweet icon, is easy to do, and gives a final loving touch to the finished item.


Woven Sewing Labels for Handmade Items

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  • A woven sewing label is easy to apply.  Simply tuck under each end of the label and stitch down in each corner!
  • Think about what sentiment you would like to impart to the recipient.  “Made with love by Grandma”, “Prayerfully made for you”, “With love for you in every stitch”…the options are endless!
  • Text can be meaningful in other ways.  Sometimes items are given in memory of a loved one, and adding their name to the label ensures that their memory will live on.
  • Choose an icon that is significant to you.  A ball of yarn and needles is always popular, but an adorable lamb, a flower, an angel, can also be the perfect touch.
  • Choose an appropriately sized label for your needs.  If you are knitting baby sweaters, a narrow 3/8″ wide label could be ideal.  If you are knitting blankets, a label that is 1″ wide and can accommodate 3 lines of text, might suit your purposes better.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions about our knitting labels, and we will be happy to offer some advice!

The It’s Mine! Team

When should you use blank labels and a laundry marker?

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Most people would agree that a custom clothing label is the best option for labeling personal belongings.  There is something very satisfying about seeing an attractive embroidered label, or clearly printed label, on valued items.  It just looks great!

However, after many years in the business of selling high quality personalized labels, even we have to admit that there are times when having a basic blank label and trusted marker to hand is very useful.

Reasons for using blank iron on labels or blank stick on labels with a laundry marker:

  • You may only need a few labels if you are going on a short trip, or going into short-term rehab facility.
  • You may want to sometimes label kids clothes with first and last names, or perhaps just a last name, or maybe just a nickname, depending on the occasion.
  • You may want to occasionally add a telephone number or e-mail address to a label, but not necessarily to all of them.
  • You may need to add a room number to a label (as required in a nursing home), but this room number may change at short notice.
  • You may decide to label sheets and duvet covers to make sorting laundry easier, but only need a few labels.
  • You may need to label residents clothing and belongings as soon as they arrive in your assisted living facility or nursing home.
  • You may want to date items, such as containers with left-over food.  (Our stick on blank labels are washer/freezer proof!)
  • You will want to label dishes and utensils for a potluck gathering.

The laundry marker is manufactured by the internationally respected company, edding, and is guaranteed to stay on in the laundry, dishwasher, microwave, and more.  The combination of this tough marker and our durable labels, makes this pack an essential asset for every household.

If you have any questions, as usual we are very happy to help in any way we can.

The It’s Mine! Team


Preparing for Summer Camp

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Personalized Name Labels for Camp!

Although it’s only mid-February, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp!  Before you know it, spring will be here and research will begin on various camp options for the long summer break.

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Whether a child is going to a local day camp or has graduated to a sleep-over camp, the concerns of parents are fairly universal:  Will your child be happy and safe?  And will all of those valuable clothes, shoes, water bottles, etc. come back home at the end of the day!

It can never be too early to think about buying a selection of personalized kids labels for camp.  They will need durable and easy-to-read labels for t-shirts, shorts, etc. and tough waterproof labels for shoes, water bottles, googles, etc.  After considering whether the label will last the duration of the summer, you will want to make sure that the label is appealing to your child.

It’s Mine has a wide selection of labels, ranging from simple printed labels for clothing, to colorful and cute waterproof labels.  It is always more relaxing to be prepared in advance, and having some personalized name labels on hand when camp items are being gathered together, will help achieve this.

As always, our staff are delighted to answer any questions and help advise on the best options for your individual needs!


How to Apply Sewing Labels

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Sewing labels are one of the most popular items to use to identify clothing, accessories and more.  These are some of the main advantages of choosing a sew on label:


  • Sew on labels are perfect for knitted and crocheted items, quilts, and other handmade items.
  • Sewing labels are traditionally woven and give a traditional and professional finish to clothing and accessories.
  • With a choice of lettering and background colors, fonts, and designs, labels can be custom designed to suit the customer.
  • Woven sew in labels can easily be applied to an item by either putting a small stitch in each corner, by stitching down the left and right hand sides, or by stitching all the way around the label, either by hand or using a sewing machine.
  • A personalized label is a way to ensure that special items will always be identified with the creator in the future!


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  • Sew in labels which are personalized with a name (and perhaps room number or telephone number) are ideal for labeling valuable clothes as it helps mislaid items to be returned to their owner.
  • Sew in labels can be stitched onto clothing very easily, and can just as easily be removed if necessary.
  • Sew on labels are very durable and will go through a regular washer and dryer, and also withstand dry cleaning without any effect.
  • Sewing labels are often the only labeling solution for certain kinds of fabrics such as loose knit sweaters, shawls, etc., fleece items, and other fabrics which have a “fuzzy” or “linty” finish to them.

Custom woven labels are not only useful for the purchaser, but also make a very thoughtful gift for friends and family who make their own handmade creations.

Call our office for advice on choosing from our extensive selection of woven sewing labels, at (866) 695-2235 – we are always delighted to help!