Sew labels are a cute way to finish off your sewing projects. They also allow you to let others know something is your creation. They are great for items you give as gift or sell. It is possible to be very creative when designing sew labels. These small things become a project all of their own. You can spend a rainy day creating and making your labels so you have them ready to attach to projects when you finish them. It is always nice to have a bunch made and ready for when you need them.
Creative Thinking Means Cute Labels
There are many options when it comes to sew labels. You can make many variations to come up with your own unique style for your labels. Here are some ideas:
- Try using different types of mediums for your labels. Ribbon is a popular choice because it does not need finished except on the ends. You can also try raffia in large sizes or, if you don't mind the extra work, fabric pieces.
- Be creative when sewing the words into the label. You can use many different types of thread, such as metallic or stunning colors. You can also try something different, like using markers or glitter pens.
- Come up with an image. Adding a small stenciled image is a nice touch. Just find or make a stencil you like. Be sure to keep it small, though.
- Use different shapes. Not all labels have to be a rectangular shape. Try rounded edges, a triangular shape or go for a whole different look and give it a unique shape, like a heart.
When it comes to making a label you will start out by cutting the labels. If you are using ribbon or other material that has finished edges then you will really just need to cut it and hem any bare edges. If you are using something , like fabric, you will need to finish all edges. Once cut, you can add your lettering and anything else you desire. If needed, allow them to dry before storing.
Don't Forget to Use Them
Once you have a batch of sew labels made you have to remember to use them on your sewing projects. You can attach with fabric glue or stitch them into place. Make sure they are well attached, though, so they do not fall off.
If you don't already have one, buy a used sewing machine and make sure that you will enjoy and stick with it. As you learn the techniques and become skillful, you may decide to spring for a new machine later.
Focus on learning one sewing skill at a time. Become good at that technique, then move along and learn the next.
Become acquainted with the tools you will need to become good at sewing. As you master one tool, start practicing with another and the first thing you know, you will be a sewing master!