Sunday, March 23, 2008

DIY Fabric Labels...

For anyone looking to put a personalized label on their handmade work, these products are just great...

This is not an iron-on transfer kit, the cotton satin fabric sheets go directly into your ink-jet printer. Just design your labels on your computer and print up a multitude directly on the cotton satin sheet. Soak them in luke warm water for 10 min and peel off the protective layer, let dry and cut and sew your little labels to your soft toys, garments, etc. Available at Jo~ann Fabrics Or... This PhotoFabric Roll is 8.5" x 120" in length and can be cut to various sizes and printed on directly.

Available in Cotton Poplin, Cotton Twill and Silk at Jo~ann Fabric

Iron-on ink-jet T-shirt transfers are also great if you want to use a different fabric for your labels.

Note: Due to the detailed nature of labels (small font type, small space) you'll want to use the best quality ink in your printer. I have an old HP psc 750 that I use strictly for junk printing and I load it with cheap ink refill cartridges. I use a professional quailty Epson printer for fine are and photography prints, it only takes the best ink. So if you want crisp type on your labels, use the best ink for your printer. I suggest doing a test print of only 1 row of labels on the top of a sheet to be sure you're happy with the quaility before you proceed.