Admittedly this is not my first sewing project and this one was actually born out of necessity rather than vanity. Having made a couple of items for the girls it became apparent that they were finding it tricky to tell the front from the back on simple t-shirts so I first thought that I would simply sew some ribbons in but then thought better of it and decided to create my own labels.
I found this great article on Pinterest http://patchworkpottery.blogspot.ca/2008/09/fabric-labels-tutorial.html with easy step by step guide on how to make your own labels.
All you need is some iron on transfer paper, an iron (that one’s a given really), some ribbon and some design skills (I used Photoshop to create my logo).
I designed the logo first in Photoshop and then laid it out on an A4 page template. Be sure when printing to print the mirror image of your logo.
After I cut the transfer strips to size I cut my ribbon to match it. You’ll notice that I have used two different kinds of ribbon here – I initially used a cream bias tape, as I was keen to use something that would be soft against the girls skin as I know from experience if anything on their clothing is scratchy then they wont wear it, for neither love nor money. Then I found some canvas ribbon and used that instead as I really liked the rustic look it gave the labels – it is a little rougher but I’m going to wash the labels first and see if they soften before adding them to the clothes I have made.
Print, cut to size, iron and you’re done.