Crafty Creations, Labels

DIY: We are the makers…

the dreamers, the fiber fanatics galore.

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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
iron
word program to create labels
ink jet printer
sewing machine (optional)

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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.

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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…

 

 

 

 

 

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