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DIY Clothing Labels

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

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.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

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!

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Cut the rectangles apart.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Fold each rectangle in 1/2 with the right sides touching and sew the sides with a 1/4” or less seam allowance.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Turn the tags right side out.  Push out the corners out so the tag is square.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Fold over the raw edge to the underside, and topstitch across it onto the fabric.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

Pivot at the corners and continue top stitching the tag into the garment.

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

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!

DIY Clothing Labels tutorial by Skirt Fixation

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21 FREE Baby Sewing Patterns {Handmade Baby}

21 FREE baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

In our Handmade Baby introduction post we told you that many baby patterns are free, and it’s 1 reason for sewing baby clothes.  Today we’ve got a list of 21 super awesome FREE baby sewing patterns.  There are many, many more than these 21, but we chose to highlight these 21 today because either we’ve sewn them multiple times and can vouch for their greatness, or we plan to sew them for their cuteness!

21 Free baby sewing patterns:

Newborn Capsule Wardrobe, the perfect guide from Skirt Fixation

The Top Knot baby hat from Make It Love It is cute, easy and fast.  Plus it uses up fabric scraps and keeps baby warm.

It simply does not get cuter than a Baby Circle Skirt by Made Everyday.  And it only uses one fat quarter for each skirt!

The Lottie Bonnet by Jilly Atlanta is about as sweet as a bonnet gets with those pin tucks!

The Ruffle Sleeve Onesie and Basic Onesie from See Kate Sew needs no further introduction…I mean hello? ruffles!!!

21 FREE  baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

We just discovered the Baby Got Back pants from Baste and Gather, but we’ve already sewn up 3 pairs…with many more to come!

The free Hooded Raglan Sweatshirt pattern from Brindille and Twig is just as good as their patterns that you pay for.  Baby is warm and cute…what more could you ask?

The Little Geranium Dress from Made By Rae is so darling it’s hard to believe it’s free in newborn size!  Check out that sweet yoke detail!

How about these Toms Inspired Baby & Toddler Shoes from Homemade Toast?  Whoever said free meant unstylish never tried these!

21 FREE  baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

The Newborn Gown from Stitched Together is so very, very good.  Probably because Rachel tested and tested and tested this pattern until she had it perfect!

The Ringer Tee from Brindille and Twig is one of those wardrobe essentials we see ourselves making over and over and over again!

This darling Janey Jump Around Dress from Peekaboo Pattern Shop is perfect for baby and beyond!

Free for Facebook members, the LIV skirt from Sofilantjes has those little extra special pocket details that give it total awwwwwwww factor!

21 FREE  baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

Perfect is the right description for the Perfect Diaper Cover from Made Everyday.  We’ve made more of these than we can count!

If you’re looking for one bib pattern, the Ultimate Baby Bib from Peekaboo Pattern Shop is it.  And of course free!

A baby in an Infant Peasant Dress from Sew Much Ado?  Yes, yes, yes!

The Baby Pinafore & Bloomers from Melly Sews is double the bang for your buck.  Plus cuteness overload…for free!
21 FREE  baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

 

We like to pair the Footed Baby Pants by Sew Much Ado with the Top Knot Hat (see the 1st lining above) for the perfect baby combination.

The Baby Romper from Life Sew Savory screams summer and is free in sizes 0 to 9 months.

A great Summer Baby Bonnet by Purl Soho for boy or girl keeps shaded from the sun.

 

The darling little Abbey Dress from Shwin and Shwin is free, cute and easy to sew.  We’ve got so many plans for this one.

And finally the Rowan Tee from Misusu is the one you need for a professional, boutique looking baby.  No one will guess you got the pattern for free!

21 FREE  baby sewing patterns collected by Skirt Fixation

There you have it…21 FREE baby sewing patterns you can make and love!  Leave us a comment with your favorite free baby sewing pattern.