Since a year I make clothes for my children and for myself, so it is about time I make my own labels. A label in clothes is very convenient to mark the size, and to know within a second what the front and back of your babies t-shirt is. It wouldn’t be the first time that my husband put my son’s t-shirt on backwards. Hopefully these labels will change that!
What do you need?
- A computer to create your own logo
- An inkjet printer
- Transfer paper (you can buy some HERE)
- Cotton, I chose white
- An iron
You start with designing your label. I made a label for Peaches & Pepper, but a name tag for your children’s clothes is also a great idea. This way your little one will hopefully lose less clothes at school or the sports club.
When the logo is ready it is time to print. Try it on normal paper first. Make sure that you print your labels mirrored. That is a printer’s option.
When you are happy with the result it is time to print on the transfer paper. Think about the mirror printing option! Transder paper is costly so you don’t want to mess it up.
Wait half an hour before you iron on the labels.
I put my iron on maximum heat. Iron for 15 seconds with steam. Try what works with your iron. Before you remove the protection layer, wait until the label is cooled down. While waiting you can cut the cotton in small rectangles.
When the protection layer is removed, fold the fabric in half, with the label on the inside. Sew the sides.
Turn your almost finished label right side out and push out the corners.
Iron the label at the back.
Ready to sew in your handmade clothes!