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Monday, February 1, 2016

Make Your Own Fabric Labels


Sometimes you wish you had a personal label to add to your work.

  I made these using Lesley Riley's 
Transfer Artist Paper.


 All that you have to do . . .
is type out what you want on your computer,
then reverse your image.
I make one and then I copy and paste,
until I can fill a page full. 
Then print :)


 After cutting them out . . .
iron them on to your fabric.

Next I crease the folds with my iron.

 Then I used pinking scissors to trim the extra fabric.


 Next I sewed a running stitch along the top and bottom.



Then trimmed the edges.


That's it . . . ready to go.
If you like selling you items at craft fairs,
it's nice to add your blog address.

That's it!

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


45 comments:

  1. Connie, These are so cute. I always wondered how people got those specialized labels. Of course, I don't want to admit to some of the things I make. Not every one is a winner. But these would be great for handmade gifts. Thanks.

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    1. Everything that I make has an imperfection, but that's okay . . . they are imperfectly perfect and wouldn't be homemade by me if they didn't have some "unique feature". Think of it that way . . . that's what I do . . . and it takes the stress out of striving to be perfect. You cannot have fun when you are stressing :)

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  2. super cute idea Connie! Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  3. That's very handy to know! I love the pinked edges - gives it that finished look!

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    1. Thank you . . . there are just times, especially if you are selling your items, that you want a label :)

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  4. Those are great! Transfer paper? That sounds super easy and worth the money too. Love your labels!

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    1. Thank you Patricia, in the sewing machine cover (the post just before this one) I used these transfer-papers to make the Paris and the Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate labels, too. I purchase them on Amazon.

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  5. These are great. I'll have to keep my eye out for that transfer paper.

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    1. Hi Ann, I buy them on Amazon . . . I used it on the hearts that are attached to the sewing machine cover in the post just before this one, too :)

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  6. Those are nice Connie! Will be great when you do a craft show. I don't get enough things made to put them on! LOL Nancy

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  7. These are so cute, Connie! I love your sewing machine cover in the last post, too! So nice to personalize things this way! Hugs xo Karen

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    1. I love working with transfer papers. There is so much that you can do with them :)

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  8. You amaze me with the things you create! One of the quilts that I bought last year ( at a garage sale) had a lovely label that said "made for you with love". I think it makes the quilt even lovelier although it wasn't made for me.

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    1. It will certainly make something that you make with love for your family be remembered, even years after you are gone and great-great grandchildren warm themselves under it :) "Mommy, tell me about Grandma Marigold"

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  9. Love this! So kind of you to share, Connie :) They really do add a finishing touch to your work.

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    1. If you are selling at a booth, they can bring in repeat business or requests for consignment projects. After all the craft they bought will always have a way to contact you again, either by phone, email or your blog :)

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  10. I love this idea. Your labels are great, Connie.

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    1. Thank you . . . your sweet comment makes me glad that I shared :)

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    1. Thanks so much . . . I love that blogging is sharing ideas. I have certainly used many ideas that I have received from my blogging sisters.

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  12. What a great idea. I have been buying mine on ebay and they are expensive and not as pretty as yours. I will have to give it a try.

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    1. Hi Betty, you have make my morning! I love it when I can help another blogging sister save money with one of my ideas.

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  13. That is so cute. Years ago, when I crafted for a living, I could order labels to put in my things. Neat you can make your own now.

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    1. Yes it is and a whole lot cheaper :)

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  14. What a fun idea!

    Steve just bought me an ink jet printer because I couldn't find iron on transfer pages for our laser printer. Now I can make my own labels. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Carol, I am always happy when one of my ideas helps another blogging sister . . . have fun :)
      There is so much that you can do with these papers, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  15. Very cute, Connie. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Nancy

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  16. Your labels look wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial, Connie! I'll have to keep my eye out for that gorgeous transfer paper.

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    1. I buy my paper from Amazon, look there :)

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  17. Connie, I just looove this idea. Thank you so much for sharing how you make them. I am going to make some to attach the items on my Etsy shop. Thanks again! Take care, Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, I am so happy that I could share something with you that will be helpful in your sales :)
      I think they will be a great way to advertise your shop.

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  18. Oh wow that sounds a lot easier then the way I do it, great idea if you want to sell your items too!

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    1. If I was selling my items, I would be sure and use these. You never know when someone might buy or even be gifted a item and then contact you for more . . . this way they will always know how to contact you.

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  19. Love your labels, Connie - really professional! Thank you for your visit, and I'm glad you like my sewing machine. I'm getting a bit more used to it now, and not so scared of it!

    Shoshi

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    1. Don't let it scare you . . . just go through the manual and get excited about trying all the different things it can do. I've had mine for two years now and I'm still experiencing new features about it :)

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  20. Amazing product, and wish this had been available when I was into this craft. Love the labels you've designed. What a pretty way to personalize the wonderful projects you're making. And years in the future, valuable provenance to whomever is lucky enough to have these goodies come to them. TFS

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    1. Mary, you are so sweet, thank you :)

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  21. Hi Connie,
    These are so cool! I love the design you came up with too. I've been knitting up a storm as the local knitting shop said they would consign some of my items. I still have to meet with her (hoping to do that tomorrow). I also love the very special labels you put on your quilts when you make them for family members. That way the history will always be with the quilt!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Thank you Kay and good luck with your consignment knitting. I think that is wonderful :)

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  22. These are so cute, you are very clever xxx

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