"My skin is kind of sort of brownish pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are greyish blueish green, but I'm told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown, but it's silver when it's wet,
And all the colors I am inside have not been invented yet."
-Shel Silverstein

Friday, April 30, 2010

How to make tags

I made some tags for all the things I've been sewing lately, and it was super easy, so I wanted to share in case anyone else would like to do it.

I bought some printable fabric (I think you can make your own using freezer paper, but I've not tried) I bought Sew-In Computer printer fabric by Tailor because it was the cheapest. I got 4 sheets for 5.99 but used a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby. Not the kind that you iron on, but that you print directly on.

Then I used Microsoft Publisher (Love that program!) and started a custom page 1.5"x.5" and removed the margins. Then I just made the design that I wanted, which was something basic and simple that would go with anything I put it on.

When you go to print them, set it to print multiple pages per sheet, but be sure to add a little space where it says "horizontal gap" and "vertical gap". This will make it much easier to cut out. I didn't leave a lot of space, but just enough to make cutting easier. I was able to make 80 tags on one sheet of printable fabric!

Be sure and check how to treat your fabric so that the ink is set. The brand I got can't be washed, but it works for me for now. I just had to iron mine on high heat without steam. Then I cut them out and put fray stop around the edges. If you skip this you won't have a tag after a little while because the stuff frays pretty quickly.

Let the fray stop dry about 15-30 minutes and start attaching your tags to everything you make! :)

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  1. Love the labels, they are super cute! I haven't sewed in quite a while. I really need to dig out my stuff. :)


  2. This is just the best!! Thanks so much. I sew alot and this will be great to add to all the little gifts that I make.
    Take care,

  3. Great tutorial! I have always wondered how people do this! Thanks so much for sharing!! Come back and party again with us! :)

  4. cute blog! visting from get your craft on...thx for the tutorial

  5. Stopping by from New Friend Friday to say hi! Come by when you get a chance!

  6. I've been wondering how to do this!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  7. These are awesome! I've been trying to figure out how to make some. Thanks for the tip. Love your blog, I'm a new follower!

    kerstin @ mommytimecrafts.blogspot.com

  8. I have been trying to figure out how to do this for a few weeks. Thanks so much for showing us how!!!!!