Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Create Your Own Material Labels
I see all of these bloggers with cute little material labels they put on the clothes, quilts, and other items they make. What a fantastic idea! I know some of them purchase them through online shops, but I was hoping I could find a way to do it myself at home. Enter the magic of the internet. I found this video tutorial created by The Crafty Gemini on youtube. I'll provide a picture/text tutorial below, but I want to stress this is not my original idea. I completely believe in giving people credit for their ideas.
- freezer paper
- printer paper
- glue stick
- injet printer
1. Cut the freezer paper to the size you would like. You can cut it bigger and print several labels on one pass through the printer.
2. The freezer paper should have a dull side, and a shiny, waxy side. It's kind of hard to tell the difference in the picture below, but in real life it's obvious. Glue the dull side to the printer paper. The shiny, waxy side should be facing up.
3. Position your fabric on the freezer paper and turn it upside down on your ironing board.
4. Have your iron on a hot setting (I used the cotton setting), and NO steam. Run the iron over the back of the paper. Your material will now be temporarily adhered to the freezer paper.
5. Design your label in your choice of computer program. If I'm making several at once I like to make a variety of sizes.
6. Place your prepared freezer paper/material page in the printer and print! It worked best for me to use the tray feed on my printer.
7. You can now peel the material off the freezer paper, cut it to size, and sew it onto your project!
Super easy, but it works! Supposedly some printers do not set the ink in well enough and the ink come out in the wash. I haven't had that problem with my printer. Good luck and happy label making!