the dreamers, the fiber fanatics galore.
Years ago, I purchased cloth labels to attach to my creations. Since then, I have collected lots of craft supplies that I could certainly create my own.
If you are ever in need of a million ways to make something, head on over to Pinterest. It is full of ideas and DIY’s, really more than any one person would have need of in a lifetime.
Gather your supplies:
Freezer Paper (need iron) or
(optional: copy paper- baste fabric onto paper – cut to 8.5″ x 11″
cotton fabric – cut to 8.5″ x 11″
scissors or rotary cutter/mat
word program to create labels
ink jet printer
sewing machine (optional)
Using a word program, create your label with any font, clip art, etc. I won’t go into detail on this part, as there are so many options.
Print a draft of your labels and decide how you will finish them off. I created 8 to a page for folding over the edges.
Cut freezer paper and fabric to 8.5″ x 11″. Iron fabric to freezer paper.
Optional: You can baste your fabric onto standard copy paper. I may do this next time as I did have a bit of a fold happen each time the printer took up the fabric/freezer paper.
Run your fabric/paper through printer one at a time. Stand by when it is printing in case it jams.
Once printed, remove paper and heat set the ink to the fabric with an iron, probably 20-30 seconds with a HOT iron.
Cut the labels leaving a good 1/2″ on the top and bottom of the printing and about 1-1/5″ on each side. (I cut across each row, then cut the two apart)
Fold down the top edge and iron, repeat for the bottom edge.
I top stitched each label, though you could leave them without the stitches or do a running stitch by hand for a more folk art look. Also, I didn’t turn under the raw edges on the back as it wasn’t going to unravel.
Pretty simple and a great way to use up your craft supply stash.
Until next time…