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Woven Fabric Labels for Handmade Items

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Custom Fabric Labels for Handmade Items

Custom fabric labels

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.

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Best Clothing Labels for Hats and Mittens

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Which personalized labels are best for winter clothing?

Best labels for hats and mittens

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.


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.

For friendly advice on any labeling needs, just contact It’s Mine Labels!


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.