Personalized Fabric Labels {How to}

Always sign your work!  When you make art, sign it.  I’ve been hearing that a lot lately.  Only, I didn’t bother giving that sentiment much thought.  How am I gunna sign fabric?  Not important.  until I realized that I could make a label, then get it printed on fabric.  THAT WORKS.  You have probably heard of Spoonflower.  Cause they’re awesome.  I created a 1 by 2 inch image, uploaded it and ordered an 8×8 inch proof for $5.50.   I came about a week later and it’s perfect for what I need.  I get 32 labels out of this sheet.

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After you have made the image, uploaded it, bought it, and waited a week for delivery, you are going to iron it to some fusible interfacing.  There are little dots of adhesive that melt under the iron and adhere the fabric to the interfacing.  This will add strength and help keep it from fraying.

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Next cut out the labels.

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I’m going to sew these by hand because the mini quilt I want to put it on is already finished.  You can always machine sew to the backing fabric before you finish your work.

Next trim it up all cute.  I’m just going to sew down the corners.

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Fix it to the stop you want it.  Then knot the thread under the label.

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Sew on your first side.  Put the needle in the label first then back through the backing fabric.

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Repeat all the way around.

You dont have to cut the thread at each side.  Just run it under the label.

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When you come to the end, now its time to bury the thread.  First tie a knot.   Then put your needle into the backing fabric and out as far away from the knot as your needle will allow.  Then trim.

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