Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tutorial: How to make your own clothing labels or tags

Today I am going to teach you how to make your own clothing labels or tags.  These hand dandy instructions are really easy to follow.  If you sew and sell your goods this is a great way to make your products look more professional and add a bit of marketing to your wares.

Head on over to the Sew What?  page of this blog for the step by step directions and photos and learn how to make your very own tags and labels.  Check it out!


  1. Do you find that melting the edges of the ribbon make them hard enough to be scratchy? I love the idea of them but DD will cut out ANY label she can feel.

  2. If you do it slowly and carefully you can get a 'gentle' melt of the edges. You can also leave the ribbon a bit longer, to turn the edges under and stitch them or make a loop tag. That way the 'scratchy edges' are in the seams. I just checked mine and they don't seem scratchy. The tag itself is stiff due to the transfer paper but it should soften up as the garment is washed. The melted edges are no stiffer or scratchier than the rest of the tag. Try it on one - take your time - go slow when you approach the flame. It will melt pretty quickly - just let it start to melt a little then back off away from the flame. Good luck with yours! Thanks for commenting.