Monday, January 28, 2008

Links we Luv: Product Labels

You’ve created a fabulous garment, bag, plushy etc. How does one know you made it? How do you get your name out there with each item you’ve poured all your heart, soul and tears into? Ok, maybe it’s not that deep, but you should have your “brand” on your items in the form of labels and hangtags. Some of our favorite places to order labels from are:
These are also good sources for size and content labels.

I’m all about the D.I.Y options too. Cool labels do not have to be bought. You are creative, as Tim Gunn says "Make it work"! Here are a couple of tutorials that use easy to find supplies. Most items can be found in your local fabric store.

option 1:
Erin of Erin Taylor Designs has a clever DIY label tutorial on her blog, using a custom made stamp, indelible ink, she stamps her business name directly on the item or on cotton twill tape and sews in.

She ordered her stamp and indelible ink from
option 2:
Allyson Hill has an DIY label tutorial using a different technique on her blog, Tools needed: printable fabric on the roll or sheet* and a good printer.
option 3:
Colleen of Fresh Vintage Style take on DIY labels is a mix of techniques is on her blog . Tools needed: twill tape, printable fabric on a roll or sheet* and a good printer.

*Printable fabric on rolls or sheets can be found online at: and

Which ever route you decide to go with, you are sure to leave your mark on the creative world. :-)

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