My goal this summer is to brand my business. Practically, that means a new logo for JJCrochet, blogging, more free crochet patterns, and sew-in fabric labels for my hats. (Ohh, big goals I know). I got a new logo thanks to Sarah McDill on Etsy’s Alchemy and wanted to put it to use in my quest of creating a cohesive image.
After browsing Etsy, I found it would cost between $.15 and $1.00 PER LABEL to have my design printed. I forgot to mention, but as part of this quest, the goal is to be as frugal as possible. I can’t afford to spend that much on labels, ambitious summer quest or not.
In a search for a cheaper solution, I came across this incredible tutorial by Patchwork Pottery on how to make your own sew-in fabric labels.
All you need to make these fabric sew-in tags are:
- 1/2 inch cotton twill tape
- Computer and Photo Editing Program (to make your label template)
- T-shirt transfer paper
I bought the supplies, made the template, printed, cut, ironed, peeled, cut again, and viola – labels! On my first run through, I made 75 labels for under $5. Victory. $.06 per label – Eat that, you fabric label price gougers!
Click here to view the complete tutorial.