Feb 11 2011
Clothing Labels…..by the 100′s
Finally. Finally. Finally.
I finally focused in on one of my trillion little “mental notes” and bought some clothing labels. I remember when I used to sell booties and little boy ties in my etsy shop, wow, almost 2 years ago……and I always thought it would be fabulous to have labels for the items I sold. But darn it, I just never got around to it. Uggh. On and off since then, I have been meaning to order some for the things I make for my kids and family. And about a month ago, I finally placed the order.
Whew. That mental note is taken care of. Does anyone want to sit with me and help me purge and organize the rest of my mental notes? They’re out of control. I’ll make you a new apron, dish towel set, sofa cover, or something… Takers?
But now that I have my clothing labels sitting by the sewing machine, I wonder why it took me so long.
Part of the delay was looking for a label that I liked, at a good price. I knew I wanted woven fabric labels, not printed ones. I specifically wanted sew-in labels, not adhesive ones. I didn’t want 7,000 but knew I had to order a good amount to receive a decent deal. I also wanted to be able to design my own….and not be limited to certain styles and fonts.
So I found a little shop on etsy.com, called World Wide Label, found here.
The customer service was perfect, the lady I worked with emailed back and forth with me several times to get the color and sizing just how I wanted it, and my little package arrived from Hong Kong, exactly within the time frame described. Perfect. (And no, I’m not being paid to share this site…….I’m just sharing in case you’re interested in getting some yourself.)
I was so excited to receive my little international package…..and ripped her right open.
Look at all of those perfect little labels………ready to be put to work.
And just what I wanted. Woven, not printed.
Each of these labels are 1.5 inches wide and about .5 inches tall.
(That does not include the extra little sew-in seam at the top or the back flap.)
Then, I also ordered some little square labels that are 0.5 x 0.5 inches (not including the extra sew-in on the left and back.) A nice teal color, with a bright white ‘m’. I adore the white lettering and almost wish I ordered the rectangle ones above with white lettering. It would have shown up better on the grey. Next time……
When to use these square labels?
If you look at your clothing (I notice it mostly on my kids clothing), you’ll notice these little square tabs randomly on the side of a shirt towards the bottom, at the side/bottom of a dress, some pajamas, or even some leggings. You can also slide them into a seam of any project. They’re quick and easy and add your little mark to your handy work.
All in all, a good little collection of clothing tags to start adding to my projects. I did have to buy a minimum of 300 per style……so you’ll see them here, there, and everywhere from here on out. I told my husband I was going to start attaching them to his socks, tools, and electronics. Just because. Watch out husband.
Here’s the little teal tag, added to the binding of the little knit blanket from earlier this week.
I also added labels to the back of the knit hats I made. Cute little mark on them.
And of course, I had to sew one into the inside of the baseball style tee I made last week.
Really spruces it up. (But ignore that messy white serged edge…….my machine and I were having a disagreement. She won.)
Those cute little labels really were worth the search. They put a smirky little grin on my face when I see them on a project. Very satisfying.
If you have been considering labels for a while, go ahead and make the plunge.
You’ll be just as giddy to see your mark everywhere.
(If you have used a great label shop, please share with everyone in the comments. I’m sure there are other great deals and shops out there. And others may not be wanting all of the same things I wanted…….so let us know what worked for you. And leave a link. Thanks. )
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