Look what I have been making today -- personalized sewing tags! I love tags, because they instantly make your garments look so much more professional. I made neck tags (i.e. tags that go into a shirt at the back neckline, or into pants at the waistband) and double-sided side tags (that go into a side seam on pants).
To create the design, I followed the tutorial here. Then I saved the design as a .jpg, and inserted it into a Word file. I actually used the label function of Word and just created a custom sized label that was the perfect size for my tags. And then to actually print the tags, I used the directions in this tutorial.
Now here is the best part. I made some cute tag designs that you can download and print! There are neck tag designs and side tag designs. Here's what they look like:
The side tags each have two sides -- one with words, and one with a design. These are perfect for incorporating into the outseam of a pair of pants, or as a tag on the back pocket of jeans.
If you want to make your own, just download the .pdf files at the links below, and print your tags following the tutorial I linked above. (I cannot stress enough that you should definitely read the excellent tutorial on how to print your own tags.)
- "Handmade" Neck Tags
- "Handmade" Side Tags
- "Mama Made" Neck Tags
- "Mama Made" Side Tags
- A sampler of all four tag types
And can you believe that I used only 3 sheets of printable fabric (for a total of about $5) to make all these labels????
And now for the giveaway. I will be giving away an assortment of 25 tags (some neck tags, some side tags, in both designs) to the winner. Here's how to enter:
- Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment below letting me know. If you already are a follower, then leave a comment telling me that.
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- Tweet about this giveaway and the free printables, and leave a comment below.
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Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please leave your email address, or I won't be able to contact you if you win. This giveaway will end on 1/7/12. Thanks for entering!