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Make Your Own Clothing Labels

Make Your Own Clothing Labels
This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding. Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) part 2 – how to make them (DIY process of printing & cutting the labels on fabric) [you are here] part 3 – how to attach them (considerations for comfortable labels) This photo tutorial will walk you through how to print your own fabric labels and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. Step 1 – choose your treated fabric for your labels. In order for your printer ink to stain the fibers and last, you must use 100% natural fibers. If you don’t want to treat the fabric yourself, you can buy pretreated fabric sheets for your printer at craft stores or google them. And here is why picking your own fabric is important: you want your clothing labels to be comfortable when the garment is worn, and you don’t want them to unravel. I’ve got 2 fabric options for making your own labels that are comfortable: Done! Related:  pascalelegallSewing

Fabric Labels Tutorial Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Materials needed:computer, graphics program (I used photoshop) & inkjet printerregular printer paperiron-on transfer paperutility knife, cutting mat & metal rulerribbon (I used 1/2 inch natural cotton twill tape)iron & ironing boardscissors Step 1: Design your image using your program of choice working with a resolution of 300ppi for a clear image. Step 2: Print your labels. Step 3: Cut out the images preferably into long strips using your utility knife, cutting mat and ruler. Step 4: Iron the transfer onto the ribbon. Step 5: Peel off the backing paper. Step 6: Use them! You could also make laundering instruction labels, and quilt labels using this same method!

DIY Custom Fabric Labels Custom clothing labels using iron-on transfers (©2005, www.grumperina.com. Updated September 13th, 2010. Information and images contained within this tutorial are copyrighted and cannot be used for any unintended purposes without my explicit permission. E-mail me.) Many people have asked how I make these adorable and completely customized labels for my handknits: It's simple, cheap, creative, and allows me to put the recipient's name, fabric content, care instructions, and even a little cartoon on the label! Click here to proceed with the tutorial: You will need: - inkjet printer - iron (no steam!) - satin ribbon, 5/8" - 1/2" wide, or whatever is suitable for your project - anti-fraying liquid (Fray Check , Fray Block, etc.) - iron-on transfers, whichever are suitable for your printer. Let's get started! You will need to design your label using graphic software. Follow the instructions on your iron-on transfers. You can reuse the same iron-on transfer paper over and over again. Ta da! All done!

D*I*Y Planner | the best thing in printing since Gutenberg How To Sew A Circular Bottom Neatly Round bottom is a nice feature not only for bag bottom but also for a cylindrical pouches and bags. Here is how! Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Step 8. Here is what I made earlier! Mes histoires de couture ! Des idées à partager .... - Page 11 - Mes histoires de couture ! Des idées à partager .... " Coup d' Eclat !! Une robe d'un rose cendré en lin couleur dragée boutonnée sur l'épaule de deux beaux boutons de nacre. Du lin, pour soi ! Taille 38 / 40 - 1,30 m de toile de lin en 1,60 m de large - Fil assorti - 2 boutons de nacre rose Reproduire les patrons à grndeur, y compris les parties hachurées qui correspondent aux pattes de boutonnage de l'épaule gauche. du tissu. Couper l'épaule droite sans patte de boutonnage, l'épaule gauche avec les pattes de boutonnage en ajoutant les rentrés de couture uniquement sur l''ncolure et l'emmanchure. Dans les chutes, couper des bandes de biais de 2,5 cm de large. pour obtenir une bande d''environ 2OO cm. Surfiler le tour de chaque morceau et un bord de la bande biaisée. Toutes les coutures sont faites endroit contre endroit, à 1 cm des bords. Ouvrir les coutures au fer au fur et à mesure du travail. Piquer la bande biaisée autour des emmenchures et de l'encolure. Retourner sur l'envers. vers l'envers à 1,5 cm de la ligne d'épaule. Ourler la robe . AH !

Gather A Ruffle Without Pulling A Thread I enjoy using center-gathered strips to use as a ruffle embellishment (often called a "Euro-Ruffle"). The ruffled strip on the top pictured above is for my little friend Julianna, age 3, but I have used this same technique with narrow ruffles around necklines or sleeves on adult garments. The ways to use this embellishment are limited only by your imagination. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a center ruffled strip, without having to pull any gathering threads! You can click each photo to enlarge it, then click the << BACK button of your browser to return to this page. First, start with a strip of woven or knit fabric. The top pictured above was embellished with 1-3/4" strips of woven fabric that have been finished like this-- Since the strips will be gathered, you may need to start with more than one strip so that it will be long enough. After stitching them together as shown above, trim off the the excess "triangle", leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Labels: Sewing Tutorials

Free Pattern Fitting Series Pattern Fitting Series I am presenting a pattern fitting series entitled "My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting". This series is written and produced solely by myself and all of the content is offered from my experience in the Fashion Industry and tailored to appeal to a DIY Sewist/Sewer. I hope that if you've had a difficult time with fitting yourself in the past that you will find my information helpful. If you'd like to read my opening post about the series I'm currently writing it's here.

Trucs et conseils pour la fabrication de costumes médiévaux Table des matières Dans le cadre des grandeur-natures (GN), le costume du personnage ajoute une dimension essentielle à toute la fin de semaine. Ce petit guide en ligne est une compilation de trucs et conseils pratiques pouvant aider à la fabrication de tels costumes, à la fois réalistes et confortables, mais où une touche de fantastique est accepté car rappelons-le, les GN ne sont pas du tout des événements de recréation médiéval. Sur ce, les notes qui suivent ne doivent pas être prises comme étant la réalité historique! Dans le cadre des GN, imaginons par exemple un guerrier qui aurait l'air d'un "spud", tel que décrit par Dagorhir, comment ne pas s'empêcher de décrocher! Le contexte des aventures se prête facilement à la confection d'un costume qui peut être avant tout: Puisque le contexte des aventures est à la fois médiéval et fantastique, nous pouvons nous permettre quelques divergences vis-à-vis la réalité historique. 1. La coupe et les tissus choisis différeront. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fabric Cutting Techniques & Tricks I had a run in with a piece of rayon spandex jersey this past week. I ended up cutting it with an underlay to keep it from moving around. It reminded me that an underlay is useful for other things besides chiffon, georgette, and charmeuse. WHAT IS AN UNDERLAY? WHY DO I NEED TO DO THIS? If you are cutting pairs, like 2 sleeves or 2 fronts, make sure you lay your fabrics face to face so that you don’t end up with 2 left sleeves. ESTABLISH A STRAIGHT GRAIN If it’s a fabric you can tear, like chiffon, that’s the easiest way to establish the straight grain. Use weights to hold the start of the fabric at the line you have drawn at a right angle from the edge, across your paper underlay. LAY OUT YOUR FABRIC ON THE UNDERLAY Once your fabric is laid out on the starting grain, smooth it out absolutely flat ( a c-thru ruler brushed lightly across the surface to eliminate bumps can help); make sure to place weights on the fabric to keep it that way. Do not use pins! Pinning will distort the fabric.

Seven Essential Sewing Skills Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »

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