Hey ya'll its Megan with Lottie Dottie Customs!
Are you wanting to elevate your homemade goods? Are you constantly forgetting what size you just made and wanting to keep your makes more organized? Well, I have a solution! Adding tags is the prefect way to solve all those problems. In this tutorial I will show you how I add tags to my makes.
In this blog post I am going to show you the kind of tags I use; because I make to sell, I use compliant tags. My tags are custom made with lots of information on them, including my name, email, size, batch number, washing instructions and fiber content. If you are not making to sell you don’t have to have all this information. You can design your tags to only have size and your name if you like!
Attaching the Tags
Here is how I attach my tags. This is a beach poncho that I have made to sell at an upcoming market. I separate the back or side seam and sandwich it between my tag.
Then I sew it down on the topside.
Flip it over and sew down the bottom side. This isn’t necessary I just like to make sure my tags are secure.
...that's it, you're done!
GIVEAWAY: Megan prints her own custom clothing tags using her sublimation printer. Want to give it a go? Megan is giving away a sheet of printed custom labels just like hers! Giveaway includes a label template and a sheet of labels shipped to any US address via First Class Mail. Simply leave us a comment below to enter. Winner will be chosen at random on 7/31.
For those of you who love ALL the details!
Types of clothing labels: Woven or Printed?
(or stamped! my shameless plug for our next blog post coming next week!)
Difference between Woven Label and Printed Label
Woven labels are made of polyester thread that is weaved into a jacquard loom woven label weaving machine. Woven label is considered as the standard label for high-quality garments as well as a widely used label in clothing industries.
Advantages of Woven Labels:
- Soft feel against the skin
- Durable & Long-lasting
- Textured products
- Won’t Fade
- Professional look
Disadvantages of Woven Labels:
- Doesn’t suit all style
- Limitations on detailed design & color
- The cost is a bit higher than the print label
Printed labels are made of either Satin, Cotton, or Tyvek which can be used for a variety of applications. Printed labels are the best option if you have designs with small details with more color variations, gradients, shades, etc. It comes at a cheaper price. So, if you are looking for an economical option, Printed labels would be the best fit for you.
Advantages of Printed Labels:
- Silky & soft to the touch
- Durable & smooth finishing
- Posh feeling
- Detailed design and color
- Cheaper price
Disadvantages of Printed Labels:
- Printing might fade over time
- A bit uncomfortable
- Not as long-lasting as woven label
*definitions & details from Labelyze
SHARE THE LOVE: Have you ever had custom clothing tags made? Starting from scratch can be overwhelming! If you have a place you love. Consider leaving a comment below and letting us know who they are.
I always forget to sew my labels in, good thing I don’t make to sell! But labels can just be good fun too.