It’s time for another Handmade Baby post! If you sew baby clothes, like me, you will soon discover how fast that little one can grow! And growing means new clothes. Plus the old clothes need to be dealt with too! With all these handmades, and the speed at which the transitions happen, it’s easy to loose track of what size each article of clothing is, even if you’re doing a capsule wardrobe, and have minimized the amount. Enter DIY clothing labels.
To make 60 DIY clothing labels, cut a piece of fabric 20.5” x 9.25” Divide this into 1.5” x 2” squares, using a pencil or fabric marking pen. (We like Mark-B-Gone pens.) affiliate link Allegra also used this pen to write the numbers on before she began embroidering.
Use Fray Stop (affiliate link) on the edges of the big square. If you don’t do this little step, you’ll be fighting fraying edges the whole time you are embroidering!
Embroider 1/2 of the tag. We did the lower half, but you can also do the top half which makes it easer to sew into a seam. Stay away from the edges of each tag.
You can also write the sizes on the labels with a permanent marker if you don’t know how to embroider or have an in house embroiderer, like we do. Thanks Allegra!
Cut the rectangles apart.
Fold each rectangle in 1/2 with the right sides touching and sew the sides with a 1/4” or less seam allowance.
Turn the tags right side out. Push out the corners out so the tag is square.
Fold over the raw edge to the underside, and topstitch across it onto the fabric.
Pivot at the corners and continue top stitching the tag into the garment.
And there you have it! Tiny baby DIY clothing labels. Let us know what you do with the clothes your children outgrow…we need suggestions!