|EDITED TO ADD NEW LABEL MEDIUM
I've have since changed the way I make labels and since there are a couple of threads out there right now regarding them, I thought I would edit this tip.
I like putting my own "label" on the garments I make. For various reasons I have not purchased any from online sites. ,(okay mostly price and the fear that as soon as I order 200 labels, I will change my mind about what I want them to look like)
What I do instead is-
Using my "Printmaster" program, I designed the label I wanted in a normal address label template. You can use any template size you want- mine is 2" x 1". and will put about 30 on a page.
Add graphics, text in different fonts etc.
Print on iron-on transfer paper. I usually do a test first on plain paper to make sure the size, font, etc is correct. Iron on paper is not cheap! TIP- remember to print in reverse so that when you iron, any text is not backwards.
HERE IS WHERE I EDITED - I used to use cotton for the labels but they look too home made. Instead- use 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon -I use white. Cut a piece about 2 1/2 inches long. Fold it in half and press well. Cut out a label and iron it on with the bottom edge of the label at the fold- the camera batteries just died so I cannot upload the proper pics *DANG* When you actually do this you will understand.
Voila - customizable clothing tags for a fraction of the cost.
I made different tagsfor my children - ie if I make the same t-shirt in the same size in the same colour for two different girls (don't ask!) I can have labels with their name added along with my usual graphics.
Pics to come later today.