DIY Clothing Label Tutorial

  • Iron on transfer printer paper
  • Computer & Printer
  • Scissor 
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine
  • Twill Tape
  • Photoshop or Other Image editing Software. 

Step One
1.Open up Photoshop, or a similar program. Select the dimensions of Letter Paper or 8.5x11 inches. Depending on your twill tape size your going to want to size your font accordingly. I used 1.5 inch twill tape. Leave enough room so it's easy to sew around. Try to fit as many labels per sheet you can.

Step Two
2. In photoshop go to the Image tab in the file bar.
Image>>Rotate Image>> Flip Horiztonal  That will reverse your image. This is basically the most important step! If the labels do not print out as a mirror image they will read backwards when applied! Before you print I recommend doing a test sheet just take make sure everything is a-okay!

Step Three
3. I found it easiest to use my junk rotary cutter* and a ruler to cut all the transfer out. Cut them small enough to fit on your twill tape!
*Please don't use rotary cutters or scissors that are for fabric! You'll kill your blades! I have a special rotary cutter that I cut anything besides fabric with! 

Step Four
4. Cut your twill tape in lengths about and inch longer than you need! Center the transfer on the twill tape and iron those suckers down! Follow the instructions provided with your iron on transfers. Peel off and marvel at how awesome you are! 

Step Five
5. I fold the ends over about a half inch towards the back, using a pressing cloth I iron them. Pin into your garment and sew around the edge! These can also be sewn on lining if you don't want the stitching to show on the back of the garment. Most of the time it's really not noticeable anyway! I make a few at a time and pin them to my IRL pinboard. It keeps the ends tucked under so I can just grab one when I'm ready! 

*For those of you worried about these tag standing up to washing; I took the dress with me on vacation, it was worn through theme parks, in the ocean, and multiple washings and dryings. It still looks great! 

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8 Responses to DIY Clothing Label Tutorial

  1. I've used this method and it works great!

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  3. Can't wait to use this... thanks!

  4. What a great tutorial! I've always wondered if there was a simple way to do this! Thanks for posting :)

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  6. Awesome, I was just trying to figure out a way to do this too, you've made it easy for me,You could put your little one's name in a hidden spot without ruining the design of the clothing. thanks for sharing so many wonderful techniques!read more

  7. Its really great to know about but can you please mention what kind of paper is used to print that on and then that could be used to transfer the text on cloth that are supposed to paste on Garments ?