Hey everyone its Megan with Three Little Moonbeams!
If your kids are anything like mine, they are forever putting their mama made clothes on backwards. I tried to show them to look for the neckband seam but it probably would have been easier to teach my cat how to do the moonwalk. Ha… can you imagine?! A moonwalking cat… that would be hilarious!
Before I go any further be sure to read all the way to the bottom and learn how to enter to win a $50 store credit!
Anyways, what was I talking about? Oh that’s right, my children’s inability to properly dress themselves. For the record, my independent dressers are 7 and 11, so well within the age range for being able to put their clothes on correctly. I’ll give the 2 year old a pass on this one. At any rate, after many months of backwards clothing (which, in retrospect, may have been a conscious choice for my 11 year old… he’s always had a very interesting flair for fashion), I was cruising Facebook and happened upon a picture that caught my eye. While the outfit was super cute, I was intrigued by the stamped label that the sewist had used to mark the shirt.
"Enter PaperSushi and their incredible line of clothing stamps!"
Enter PaperSushi and their incredible line of clothing stamps! While I now sew to sell and have a variety of their products, PaperSushi’s stamps are perfect for all makers. They have ready to purchase stamps like this adorable mini “handmade” stamp or if your kids are anything like mine, this hilariously to the point “this is the back” stamp. If you happen to have a small clothing shop, their compliance stamps are second to none!
A Few Favorite Stamps
The one stamp, or set of stamps actually, that everyone definitely needs are the sizing stamps. I started out using the generic sizing stamp because it was more cost effective but if you’re able to afford the sets, I highly recommend them! I find them to be more fool proof and provide me with flawless prints every time! Like I mentioned, they are a bit more of an investment but one lucky commenter on this blog post will win a $50 credit to PaperSushi, so why not start off with the best?! I’ve linked a few below for you but there are more. Just use the search function to pull them up.
Let's Talk Ink!
Ok great! Now you’ve picked out the stamp(s) you want but what next? Ink! A good ink is incredibly important in how your stamp will look and last. VersaCraft is usually the first brand recommended, and for good reason. It’s a pigment ink that’s formulated for fabric and other surfaces. I’ve found that it tends to give better results when used on natural fibers but is an overall great versatile ink! My new personal favorite however, is Momento Luxe. Like VersaCraft, it’s a pigment ink formulated for many surfaces including fabric. It is a great ink for bold imprints, and is available in lots of awesome colors. I’m currently using the Nautical Blue for my lighter fabrics with no issues with the ink bleeding through. Another feature that I love, is that both brands sell ink refills so that you don’t have to purchase a new stamp pad each time it gets dry. Just pour some new ink on and you’re good to go. It’s less cost and waste, so definitely a win in my book.
Not Enough Ink!
Not Enough Ink: Here is a VersaCraft Black where I didn’t saturate the stamp with enough ink. It’s important to get enough ink on your stamp without getting it all over the edges. This can be accomplished by tapping the stamp on the pad as opposed to pressing down. When you place the stamp on your item of clothing, press down firmly, being mindful to not rock the stamp back and forth.
Every which way!
Also, here’s your reminder to double check that your stamps are turned the right direction before you press them down. 🙈 Luckily for me, before heat setting, these inks are generally able to be washed out with a bit of dish soap! This may have been the first time, but certainly won’t be the last. 🤣
Ok! That’s the end! Have I convinced you that you need to start stamping your makes? What sort of stamp would you want to get first? Leave a comment letting me know and you’ll be entered to win that $50 store credit to PaperSushi! We’ll choose a winner on 8/4/22!