Monday, August 31, 2009

Simple Clothing and Toy Tags -- TUTORIAL

Handmade clothing and toys are so popular right now. But how do you inexpensively "advertise" the things you've made? By making your own tags, of course!

SUPPLIES:

~ Stamps
~Fabric Paint
~ Ribbon scraps or twill tape
(I got 72 yards of 5/8" twill tape online for about $8!)

Step One:
Choose your stamp. I used a party favor letter stamp kit I found at a dollar store for one version, and a handcarved stamp for another.


Step Two: Spread a thin layer of permanent fabric paint on a stack of paper. (This is so it won't bleed through onto your table.)


Step Three: Ink up your stamp and stamp your ribbon or twill tape! Be sure to let it dry for the amount of time your fabric paint specifies.


Step Four: Stitch it into your creation!

EASY!

15 comments:

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Nice!! You are a crafting/blogging machine!

Carolyn said...

Great idea! I looked at professionally-made tags once and they are crazily expensive. It seems appropriate to also hand-make a tag for clothes you also hand-made. Thanks for the advice on how to do it!

shoogyboogy said...

Thanks for that!Making a personal tag is just what I was looking for these past few days.

S and S said...

Awesome idea!! I will be using this idea for blankets and such that I make!

Happy Together said...

I love it! I think I'm going to have to do this.

Beth- the mama bee said...

good idea. I just order some pricey tags online... wish I had known!

Jen said...

Great idea! I absolutely love them! Where did you find your twill tape online for $8?!?!?! Do you have a link so I can go grab some at that price?!
Thanks! :)

Kate said...

AWESOME!!!! (said in a high voice) I totally need to come up with a name now.

I finished the i-spy book...check it out on my blog-e-blog!

mrandmrsdey said...

thanks! I'd been wondering how to mark my baby's clothing with the size!

casserole said...

Brilliant!! I posted a link to your tutorial at Craft Gossip Sewing:

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-stamped-twill-fabric-labels/2009/09/01/

--Anne

Becky said...

Dang! That's so simple! Thanks for sharing!

*~kAy~* said...

you're a genius! can't believe that stamp set is $1 :P

Carrie said...

Do you mind revealing your online source for tape? I have been looking to buy some cotton tape for a project just like this!

Care said...

Hi Carrie!

twilltape dot com!!!!! I highly recommend it. Excellent price, and they shipped quickly!

Angie said...

Oooh, I love it! I tried doing something similar with fabric ink pens & stamps, but it always turned out wimpy and hard to read. I'm going to have to try this one!