Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Get Crafty: A New Etsy Tutorial to Make Your Own Fabric Labels

Ever wondered if you could make your own fabric labels? Well, you certainly can... Even better, they're cheap, easy and fast! Handmade, personalized labels are perfect for labeling store-bought garments with names or phone numbers, for personalizing handmade gifts, or (perhaps best of all) for branding your Etsy or Artfire shop!

Just a few weeks ago, at the request of another curious Etsian, I made a wonderfully simple tutorial on how to make your very own fabric labels. Washable, no-fray, printed labels that you can make yourself in the quantity you need for a fraction of the cost of buying them already made. I also created three basic but fully customizable templates in Microsoft Word that are included... choosing the right type and designing your labels is a breeze.

They are inexpensive! I estimate the cost to be less than 3 cents per finished label when I make them. They're easy! All required products are easily found locally and online. No sealing individual edges! No ironing onto twill tape! And they're quick! I made about 280 labels from start to usable finish in less than an hour!

The tutorial has sold very well so far, and the abundant feedback has been completely positive. People who have used the tutorial have been really grateful for the knowledge and so pleased with the fantastic results. I'm so happy to have found a way to share this process with other crafters interested in saving time and money without sacrificing quality or professionalism. Get crafty!


paperhill said...

i saw these, you're amazing! i will have to buy this. i could use these on my cuffs & other sewn items.

Kelly Muys Wood said...

I have always wondered how to do this. Thanks!