My very own sew-in fabric labels

A few weeks back I wrote about designing my own sew-in fabric labels. They arrived a few weeks later and I’ve had fun playing with them.

Close up of a sew-in label

With foldover labels that have a different print on each side, it takes some mental gymnastics to figure out which side should face up in different situations. I found pins to be useful to temporarily put a piece together, flip it about and check, but a few attempts that don’t turn out perfect are okay as well :)

With items that I make over and over again, I have started to take a photo with my phone to show the orientation and placement of labels. Next time I make a batch of the item, I can check the photo.

I’ve also started to draw a sketch of the placement on to the paper patterns I use.

Now I love attaching these little labels to things!

Sew-in label placement while sewing

Here are some examples of my labels:Knitting needle case with a sew-in labelPencil case frontPencil case back Five pencil cases with sew-in labels