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Twill Tape & Fabric Ink Stamped DIY Labels

Twill Tape & Fabric Ink Stamped DIY Labels

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Check out how easy it is to make diy clothing labels with twill tape and fabric ink! Super cheap and they hold up great, this is perfect for handmade gifts and clothes. #diylabels #clothinglabels #twilltape

I have experimented with lots of different tag options (see: 9 ways to make your own clothing labels) but I think my favorite so far are twill tape & fabric ink stamped DIY labels! I chime in often on Facebook groups about sewing and always get follow up questions on what stamp pad I use, so I thought I’d put in one spot for reference. This is a dirt cheap way to label your handmade clothes, and the stamped designs have held up well over the years with lots of washing.

Labels are great for helping kids put clothes on the right way and also for handmedowns! Raise your hand if you’ve stored a handmade clothing item for baby siblings, pulled it out and wondered what size it would fit? This fixes that!

The supplies I have always used and had good luck with are this super cheap, giant spool of twill tape, fabric ink, and an assortment of tiny stamps that I’ve collected. You can also diy; see how to make a stamp out of an eraser here!

I also use a pressing cloth (plain piece of thin cotton) and iron to ‘heat set’ the ink after I’ve stamped, holding it down for 30 seconds. Someone else (I can’t remember who, please let me know if it was you!) told me they use stamps and fabric markers instead, which seems like it would work well too (like this Sharpie fabric pen).

 

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Here I used it as a simple size tag on a few embellished raglans for boys.

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I added some silly cats and covered the back seam for a gifted merino hoodie.

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This was placed too high up, instead of over the seam, but I still like the look on a Kymy’s Dolman.

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Two different star strips on a Patterns For Pirates Raglan & a cardigan.

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Another quick and easy size tag for some baby harem pants.

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Another version in a shirt I gifted my mom!

Have you tried this diy label method? What is your favorite?

Check out how easy it is to make diy clothing labels with twill tape and fabric ink! Super cheap and they hold up great, this is perfect for handmade gifts and clothes. #diylabels #clothinglabels #twilltape

 

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Ginna

Sunday 24th of October 2021

I tried to click your amazon links for the twill tape and fabric paint, but they didn't work for me for some reason.

Anne Sarver

Thursday 11th of October 2018

I smocked baby dresses and tried to ink stamp on acetate and nylon ribbons and the ink ran on me. Do you have any suggestions? I wanted to use something kind of soft instead of twill tape.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 11th of October 2018

Hmm. I think twill tape is pretty soft but maybe not the right aesthetic. What about knit bias tape, that is tucked under at each end?

Susan August

Sunday 17th of December 2017

Wow..I've been wondering just how to label my projects and you have given me the answer!! Thanks Again

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 21st of December 2017

Let me know if you get a chance to try it!

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