Every year, parents are always instructed by the school to always label their children’s things accordingly. This is very important because children don’t usually pay attention to their stuff. As my children grow, they also accumulate more books, more clothes, more everything. It is very hard to keep up! And it gets expensive too. So last year, I tried to make homemade clothing name labels to address my concern. I used the printable t-shirt transfers. Unfortunately, it eventually peeled of within the year.
It was kind of frustrating. So, I looked for another option and discovered the washable vinyl labels. They are very nice and durable plus it’s waterproof and dishwasher proof but it’s quite expensive. It cost me around $50 which I ordered from Etsy. Personally, I can say this product is very good for labeling lunch boxes, bags and shoes.
This year, I tried a different approach and very much satisfied with it. Approximately each label only cost me around 12-15 cents. I have placed the complete tutorial with video below.
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- Personalized fabric design (I ordered mine from Spoonflower)
- Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-on Adhesive
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Prepare your fabric
- Cut the Heat’n Bond Adhesive according to the size of the fabric you are going to use.
- Attach the fabric and Heat’n Bond Adhesive together by ironing the rough side of the Heat’n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric.
- Cut the labels using your rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler.
- Take your labels and peel the paper at the back of it.
- Attach the labels by ironing it to the clothing.
Check out another way to label your clothes by using the Fabric Marking Kit.