Add an extra touch of class to your hand made item by making your own clothing labels! Making tags is quick and easy, all you need is a photocopy version of your own logo, name or artwork, and a few supplies. Make sure that your artwork or text is in mirror image to the original format. If you've made one of our patterns and would like to make it look extra professional, you can print our labels.
These tags use a chemical called xylene from blender markers to dissolve photocopy toner onto fabric. When the toner is transferred onto natural fibre, it creates a wash-fast transfer. You can expand on this idea and transfer images to clothing!
- Photocopy of logo or your name in mirror image
- 100% Cotton fabric or 1" twill tape
- Xylene blender marker from your art store
- Scotch tape
- Cut your paper tags from the downloadable sheet
- Tape down your fabric or twill tape. Place your paper tag face down so the writing faces the fabric. Make sure to position it so it is centered.
- Now comes the fun part! Take the xylene marker and using pressure, colour in all over the back of the tag. Keep on using pressure until you have transferred the toner. Use in a well ventilated area.
- Carefully peel away one side of the paper. Check to see if you have made a good transfer. If the image is still faint, tape it back down and reapply the marker.
- Now pull up the paper. The fabric will be wet withxylene, just let it evaporate
- To make your fabric into a tag press the top and bottom edges of your tag. Topstitch the edges.Now fold and press the sides. Pin the tag onto your garment and sew along the pressed edge.
- Voila! Custom made clothing labels!