Friday, February 27, 2009

Quick Label Tute

I had a few people ask about the labels I made so I thought I'd give a quick tute. Jeanetta from Splendid Things shared her "secret" with me & I'll share it with you.

You'll need to purchase some transfer paper specific to the style of printer you'll be using. (I've got an inkjet.) I found my paper at JoAnne's fabric store. It was hanging with all the quilty tools & stuff. Read the instructions on how to load it into your printer, etc. And REMEMBER to print the mirror image of your design. I still make mistakes on that one.
Again, follow the directions about iron settings & such before ironing the image onto your fabric. I used muslin or plain colored cotton. I put a piece of white typing paper on top of the image before I ironed because my iron is a bit....um....messy.

When cooled, peel off paper backing.

From here you can make your labels whatever style you wish. To make labels like mine, cut out strips of fabric that are a little larger on all sides than your muslin, using pinking shears.

Machine stitch along the edges. I like using a haphazard-like stitch.

Now your labels are complete, ready to be sewn onto your handmade goodies.

Here's what Jeanetta's labels look like. These were stitched onto a sweet cupcake she made me.

That's it! Hope this helps!

18 comments:

  1. I love your labels! And I really want that cupcake!

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  2. they're really cool. I like how they're all individual and can be made to match the items they're going on.

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  3. Cute labels! How do you get your computer to write it backward?

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  4. wow what a great idea thank you for sharing.

    If you like fabric I am having a giveaway from an etsy shop called fabric supplies it ends on Sunday. you are welcome to enter.

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  5. Super cool labels!
    Love it.

    Thanks for sharing.
    IfatArt

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  6. You have the CUTEST tutes! I love your labels, they're fabulous!!! I'll be linking, thanks so much for sharing this!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to try this!

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  8. Oh I love this. Thank you for sharing. I wanted labels for stuff I make but didn't want to have to order them all the time. This is a great way to add an additional personal touch. Love your labels. :-)

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing! I probably have everything on hand and should be making them right now!
    Great tutorial! Well done!

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  10. Hi Wendy!
    Ok, I have NOTHING on my computer when it comes to cool publishing or graphics programs. All I have is Microsoft Works Word Processor & PAINT. Once I create the wording I click the "Image" tab & just flip/rotate my image "horizontal". From there I copy & paste it into each rectangle on a label form & then print it out.
    I know, I really need to upgrade.

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  11. That's awesome!! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!

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  12. This is an adorable idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Nerissa

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  13. Bravo! I'm off to get some printable fabric stuff-thanks for sharing!

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  14. that is just a brilliant idea :) Loving it a lot

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