Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In My Studio: Label Making

Today on the blog I am revisiting this blog post from a couple of years ago. I recently changed my logo and had to make some new labels. I also saw that Kim from QuarterLifeLuck has been using this tutorial to make her own labels too with some great results:
Labels made by QuarterLifeLuck
How to make your own Fabric Labels

In order to save money buying in professionally made custom labels I have been making my own. The results look great and are very easy and cheap to do. In this tutorial I give you the steps in order for you to make your own:

Printable transfer paper
Fray Check
Sharp scissors


1) On your computer take a copy of your logo and insert it into a word document. Measure your ribbon and scale the logo so it will fit onto the ribbon. It will look best if the background of your logo is left white. 

2) Once its the correct size click the 'format' tab at the top of the word document. Find the 'rotate' tab and click the option 'flip horizontally'. This will invert your logo so that it will be the correct way around when printed.

3) Copy this version of the logo and paste in columns on the document (as below left). Print this document out onto the transfer sheet making sure you print on the correct side of the paper. Cut into strips (below right)

 4) Heat the iron to its hottest setting and iron one strip of logos onto the ribbon. Make sure the iron gets really hot and then before it cools down quickly remove the backing paper. (it is best to iron on the top of a hard surface)

 5) Apply the fray check to the back of the ribbon in the area between the logos and leave to dry.

6) Once dry cut the labels

7) Apply the labels to your products, remembering not to iron over the label once its been attached as this will melt it.
My new logo!

Good luck and good making!

Sarah Omura - So Handmade

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