Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fabric Label Tutorial: Made from Things in Your Pantry!


This tutorial is not only for fabric labels but for printing on fabric for any project from your home printer and all from things that you probably already have in your pantry!!

I’ve wanted to get some fabric labels made for a while now … but of course I’ve run out of time. So I did a bit of experimenting today and whipped some up and you can too.


What you’ll need:
  • Computer/inkjet printer
  • Freezer paper (it’s the paper that is waxed on one side only)
  • Reynolds Aluminum 391 Reynolds Freezer Paper
  • Light weight and light colored cotton
  • Baking Tray
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 2 Scissors (paper and fabric)


First let’s talk about your logo/name design. I used Photoshop to put together my label but I’m sure you can do this in Word too.


5 Things to Remember.
  1. Keep it simple.
  2. Use dark ink (white in a logo will be left blank, showing the color of your fabric).
  3. Choose a font that’s easy to read.
  4. Keep a spacing of an inch or more between them.
  5. Test print a few times on regular plain paper before you go to the trouble of making a label and not liking the look or size of it afterwards!


 Now for the fun part!

Cut a piece of freezer paper 8.5 x 11 inches (A4). Place it wax side down (that’s the shiny side!), onto your fabric. With your iron preheated to a medium to high heat, iron  the plain paper backing side. You’ll start to see it adhere to the fabric. If any air bubbles appear keep ironing that spot, it’s just where the wax and fabric haven’t attached yet.



Now trim the fabric to the same size at the wax paper. Make sure you remove ALL the loose ends…..(I learnt the hard way, it causes smudges!!!)



Off to the printer you skip with your new crazy fabric paper clutched firmly in your hand ….. tra-la-la …..

Press print and cross your fingers!!!!!



Ta-da! Stand back and be amazed … I mean look how pretty they are!!!!!
Ok the funs not over yet as printer ink is NOT color fast ……...so ……..

Wait for the ink to dry (yup this is like watching paint dry … what a bore when you're soooo excited to see your fabulous name on FABRIC!!!)



Once dry, peel away your paper backing and gawk in awe at your creation! (Seriously you feel like a fabric designer or something!!!)


Now …. Make a little bath of white vinegar. I used a baking pan but another pot etc will do…..



Soak for 5 mins or so …. (The smell made me crave good old fashion English fish and chip … hmmm sooo hungry!)


Remove from bath and gently rinse under water to get the vinegar smell out …. Then hang to dry in the sun (or if you’re impatient like me, lay it on an old towel and use a hair dryer – high heat setting baby!! Made a big batch ……. Well if you choose to use your dryer – I haven’t yet - don’t put it in with a load … just in case … ….!!!!)


Cut and sew onto the back of your creation!

Worried about fraying edges, well if you don’t like them as a design element add some iron on interfacing and then sew around the edge using a tight zig-zag stitch ….

(If you cut your fabric on the bias before you iron on the freezer paper this will prevents fraying.)


You can also use pinking shears :)

Ahhhh the joys of creating and saving cash-o-la at the same time!

Enjoy!


So the big question….. Why did I try vinegar to set the ink? Well I remembered a while ago I was trying to get an ink stain out of a lovely dress, did a search and ended up on some random site that said 'Don’t soak in vinegar!'…… and I thought hmmmm interesting!  (I never did save the dress!)


Why use this method over others?

1) It’s cheap!
2) It’s much more environmentally friendly than some shiny plastic transfer …
3) It looks fab .. and works wonderfully.

……. Don’t believe me, try it, you’ll be amazed! I’ve washed, dried and rewashed labels (scrubbed them with a tooth brush and soap too!!) and there was no visible difference!!!!! Hooray! (I do recommend you test it out before you jump into a big project as all printer inks are different.)

Experiment!! Try colored photos (see below for update), poems for scrapbooking, sew them into pillows, quilts, the sky’s the limit ….. you might just find your new crafting obsession ;)  I know I have!!!





 Happy Sewing from Sarah







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**** UPDATE ****


Thanks to everyone testing this method ................. this is what we have learnt so far!

Heat Set
Those of you not heat setting your printed fabric after soaking in vinegar are seeing fading of black ink when vigorously washed in hot water and soap. So don’t forget to HEAT SET - use an iron, or like me a hairdryer on high heat or you can give your dryer a go!

Colored Printing
I haven’t tried color yet …. Just wasn’t what I was after … however … I’ve heard from 3 people all who had difficulty with ‘some’ colors. Lighter colors such as pink are disappearing in the vinegar … I have no idea if that is the printer ink they are using or this is a normal reaction.

Everyone that has tested the method so far has said that the black ink stays wonderfully! Hooray!

Bleeding of black ink in Vinegar
This seems to occur if you have smudged the ink or you didn’t wait for the ink to completely dry before you popped it in the vinegar (I know I know … you were just too darn excited!!! But wait, it HAS to be dry!!)

125 comments:

  1. WOW. I would love to try this. It's so cool that you've tested this out, washing and rewashing, rubbing, etc, and know it wont run or smudge. Like you said, all printer inks are different so I'm going to give this a try.

    I would love to create my own labels. Thanks for this Sarah. I have to run and get some freezer paper now :D

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  2. Cute labels - love the little Bambi.

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  3. I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for your info. I hope this works for me!

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  5. Thanks for your detailed tutorial. I need this so much.

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  6. Awesome idea - can't wait to try it - thanks for sharing!!!

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  7. I'm assuming you are using an inkjet printer? I am afraid the heat from a laser printer might mess up the freezer paper. Now I'm wondering if I could use my color inkjet for color labels or even cute appliques!

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  8. Yes Sara it's an inkjet printer ... I don't see why color wouldn't work?! I'm still on an B/W kick at the moe ... just use light cotton as the white/light tones in a photo will allow more of the background fabric to show through when they print .....

    good luck! Let me know how you get one :)

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  9. that's amazing sarah! i will definitely be giving this a go. very clever -actually genius - of you! thanks for sharing!

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  10. This is what I was looking for. Thanks for the detailed tutorial!

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  11. You are my HERO!!!!! I need to create 75 campfire blanket crests for a Scouting event and I wanted to avoid using purchased crests. This is the solution, no buying the expensive iron on paper, no dealing with professional printers. And I can stay way inside my budget. Thank you so much.

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  12. THANK YOU!! I have been playing around with printing on fabric for some time now, using the freezer paper, (and also discovered that Jac paper works too, peel off one side and carefully smooth the fabric to the sticky side.) I have been stumped though at the 'making it colour fast' bit, (without buying expensive specialist products!) I'm going to go and soak my images in vinegar right now...oooh then I may have to have some of those chips you mentioned! ;)

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  13. Wow I am sharing this link with my friends. I have used bubble jet set but this is better and cheaper. Off to experiment when I have a minute.

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  14. Fab idea Sarah!
    Love your tags too!!xx

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  15. Very cool. I've heard very good things about that freezer paper. Unfortunately it's not readily available here, the quilting shops that do have it charge a fortune. I will one day get my hands on some and give this ago, it's just brilliant.

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    1. waxed paper sold in a grocery store is the same thing.

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    2. No it is not Anonymous Wax Paper will not work .. it is a completely different product.

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  16. So clever! Bookmarking this for later. Something I need to try. Love the little deer, too.
    I am hosting a link party on my blog this weekend about words/quotes (The Weekend Word Search). Please consider stopping by! Your project would be a great addition.

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  17. This is amazing!!! I can't wait to try this :)

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  18. FABULOUS IDEA! I love this and am going to try this project tomorrow...any idea what to use on dark colored fabrics though? I know they have iron on transfers for darker colors but I'm wanting to SAVE money

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  19. wow, wow, wow! I'm so excited, can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  20. Wow - thanks for the tip about vinegar!

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  21. This is so awesome!! Thanks so much!!! I can't wait to try this and I have everything too!!

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  22. Very COOL!
    You should come link it up to my Making It party!
    Allie
    AllieMakes.blogspot.com

    p.s. pure alcohol will take ink stains out.

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  23. AS SOOON AS I READ YOUR TUTORIAL I GOT RIGHT TO IT!!! They came out great!!! I'm SOOOO happy with them. Only problem is... I did them with black wording, but I added a pink heart, and the pink heart printed fine, but once I put the sheet into the vinegar pan, the pink came right out. Just dissappeared! Didn't bug me too much, and I don't know why it happened. My color ink is hp just like my black, but oh well. There isn't even a trace of a pink heart. If someone else tries this, and it does work, then it's probably just my wacky printer! lol THANK AGAIN FOR MY AWESOME LABELS!! Next I'm going to print a scripture onto a piece of fabric for couch pillows!

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    1. the black stayed because it is pigmented ink where as the pink is dye ink, pigmented ink is much more permanent

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  24. Great tutorial, something I know I will be able to use. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Hmm looks like it works best for black ink i know of 3 people who have tested color inks today (pink color for sure) that disappeared ... and yet the black ink stayed ... hmmm interesting!

    If you are crazy for color maybe using a light ton fabric and then the black ink will give you a different look label :)

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  26. Very cool! Going to experiment and see what happens =)

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  27. Sarah - great tips! I have so many old white cotton t-shirts I'm thinkin' might just make some nice labels. Thanks!!

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  28. This is great, can't wait to try it. I just ordered personalized sewing labels online & paid a pretty penny for them. I'm definately going to have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your link on Kootoyoo's link party. I'm also following you now.

    Rachelle S.
    www.chelstamps.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow this is great - I'm going to try it! xox

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  30. Great tutorial! This will be fun to try.

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  31. gave you an award at my blog

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. For this post alone I am a new follower of your blog- genius! Thanks for the tip!

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  33. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. I've learned a lot from this. Much love!

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  34. what a fabulous tutorial,thanks for sharing

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  35. Thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it.

    I've ordered labels in the past, and they limit you as to what you can include. I'm excited to try this.

    Amy
    www.sewingbythebook.blogspot.com

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  36. I've been wanting to try this out for weeks! Tonight I finally made my own labels and your directions were so perfect! It did feel exciting to finally see my name printed. Your right - at least 3 misprints on regular paper in the beginning. Thank you so much!

    -Dawn

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  37. This is totally brilliant! We don't have freezer paper in Australia... any suggestions as to what might be the equivalent? (Would regular waxed paper work???)

    Reply to blog name at gmail (if you get a chance)

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  38. Very nice DIY ideas you have here~ Good job!

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  39. Thanks so much for this tutorial! I tried this last night and it worked great!

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  40. LOVE this!!! Someone mentioned that they assumed you used inkjet....I only have a laser printer. Do you know offhand if this will work?

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  41. Sorry only INKJET printers work. The laser will melt the wax ... not good :(

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  42. Oohh! How amazing! I've been wanting to do this forever! Do you know where I can get freezer paper here up in Quebec, Canada? Joannie_Gagnon@hotmail.com

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  43. Hi Joannie there's a link at the top to Freezer Paper you can buy online at Amazon.com other than that, i'm sorry i wouldn't know.

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    1. I purchased mine from the grocery store. carrie12317@yahoo.com

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  44. Sarah, this tutorial is great! I tried it today and it was so easy, but you were right about using dark/black ink! My labels had green and pink in them also, as well as black; the colors didn't fade much in the vinegar, but when I tossed it in the wash, the green faded significantly and the pink washed out completely! But the black didn't budge. I redid my label using only black ink and I'm going to try it again. Just thought this might be helpful for others!

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  45. This is so fantastic! I printed some labels, let them dry for about 2 hours and then went to rinse them, the only thing I had on hand was distilled vinegar which is different to white vinegar i think, and when i rinsed in the vinegar and then water, barely any ink was left, do you really have to use white vinegar for this or am i just doing it wrong?

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  46. That's fab!!! I sounds like your labels worked really well! Just remember you need to heat set them with a hair dryer afterwards ..... If you’re worried, take one, and scrub it like crazy with a toothbrush ... my ink didn't budge!

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  47. Thank you for sharing your ingenious idea...I would never dare....
    Alex

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  48. Thank you Sarah - my labels are great!
    Now it's time to sew them on to my zebras, horses, pandas etc.
    Just love your patterns & tutorials. ♥

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  49. wow, iv been wanting some lables for a while, but all the tutorials i see are for lazer printers and i have an inkjet. im so excited i cant wait to try it. thankyou so much xxx

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  50. Great tutorial and very helpful updates. I may have to give this a try soon. Pinning and stumbing this.

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  51. Thanks sew much... I sew for a charity and am always making the labels for myself and others and looking for ways to cut the cost!!!

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  52. Thank you for sharing your expertise. I love the economics of this project.

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  53. Thanks a lot! It´s a wonderful idea...;)

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  54. Thank you for sharing this way of printing on fabric! I'll definitely try this. And thank you for visiting my site. I love "meeting" new people!

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  55. I absolutely LOVE this TUT! I just recently bought a pack of FOUR fabric labels at A.C.Moore for $2! That is a whopping 50 cents each. I will be trying to print my own for now on and I get to design it...YAY! Thank you. Should I be at all worried about and damage to my printer?
    Chamorritamom
    I'm Trying

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  56. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  57. Thank you, so much! I will be giving this a try soon!

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  58. am so pleased I found this.I have been wanting to make my own labels so will give this ago,thanku so much for your help xx

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  59. Just wanted to add my two cents. I used a laser printer in this process and had no problems whatsoever. I used Reynold's Freezer Paper - Plastic Coated, not wax. That may be the difference. The paper adhered well to the fabric. I placed the paper-backed fabric in the regular paper tray instead of the bypass. The printing does not need to be set with the vinegar bath or heat after it's printed. I'm using a Brother HL5140 laser printer if that model makes a difference in the wax-melt problem.

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    1. Other than not needing the vinegar, did you peel the paper off when it was finished? I have a laser printer and wanted to try this.

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  60. which way do you put the fabric when entering in the printer? fabric side up or down

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  61. Hi Taurie,

    it depends on your printer. You want the fabric on the side the ink will be printed on :)

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  62. This is so awesome! I am about to set off on a sewing business venture and have been trying to figure out how I was going to get labels without paying an arm and a leg for them. You are a genius! I cant wait to create my labels!

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    1. So glad I could help :) Good luck with your business Jessica! xx

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  63. Thanks to Pinterest I found this blog and IT WORKED on a photo for a memory blanket THANK YOU!!!!!

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  64. This sounds awesome - so much easier than the bubble jet set or even the DIY jet set. My only question is - do you need to launder the fabric first to remove sizing? I use muslin for most of my crafts and would love to skip the whole washing and ironing step if possible....

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    1. Hi Lynn, I have only tried it on pre-washed muslin, but you could always give it a go and see how they turn out..... :) do let me know if it works! xx

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  65. Hi! So I came across your tutorial on Pinterest and I am so excited about this! I have already tried it and being the impatient person that I am, I didn't prewash my fabric...which I am thinking I should have...because after I printed and soaked and heat set the ink I went ahead and washed a few labels by hand...just to see if what would happen :) They faded just a tiny bit...not enough for me to worry about it...BTW I did use color ink and I used a light yellow cotton to print on (because I am too impatient to wait till I can get some muslin LOL) So I will try again with the yellow prewashed fabric with color ink and see if that makes a difference :) and I will report back! :) Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial!!! :)

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  66. Awesome! Have a small bow business im just starting to expand with baby clothes and such and would love my own labels but its way too soon to jump into buying a whole bunch! This is great, thanks so much for sharing, cant wait to try it out :)

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  67. excellent idea! I will have to try it! And actually the vinegar makes perfect sense as thats what helps set the colros for Easter Eggs. :)

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  68. I tried this today on a HP Photosmart color ink jet and only used black ink. I let this sit about an hour and 15 minutes. All most all the ink floated off in the vinegar. :( Does it really take longer than this to dry? Also, my labels smeared a lot in the printer. I just noticed I used plastic coated freezer paper instead of wax coated!!! Ugh. I don't think I've seen wax coated around here but will go look.

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    1. It sounds like it could be the type of freezer paper you were using. I am aware that different printer will use different inks also so that might come into play :) Good luck :) and do let me know how you get on!

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  69. Thank you so much!! I'll try!!!!!!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  70. How do I create a design in photoshop?

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    1. You can always use word if you don't know how to use photoshop or any other graphics package :)

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    2. File> New> and it will open a blank document in Photoshop. Then you can just add text and images to create the logo you would like! Hope this helps!

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  71. love this very much, i did and work. thank you

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  72. JUst used your method on a professional project...black ink...Printing Names onto Denim. HEre's what I did, and just wanted to share...I PRINTED onto well-washed fabric, Pressed the fabric with high heat BEFORE I added ink. THen heat set my design, the HEAT SET it AGAIN, then let cool, then did vinegar bath, and will heat set, AGAIN...just to play safe! From professional standpoint, HEAT is always smart to set, shrink, etc before, during, after lots of things.
    GREAT tutorial! Thanks!

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  73. Yay! I finally took the plunge into vinegar lol and it worked!!! I now have some professional looking labels for my Cotton Cutie Pies! Thank you Sarah for this great tutorial! xx

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  74. Made it today, and they came out SO GOOD!!! I created the image in Paint, then arranged them on a blank document in Word, then printed! Turned out PERFECT, not one smudge, mark or misprint. I printed in black and white on fabric from an old light beige pillow case i bought from the thrift store for .99 cents. looks professional! RE-PURPOSE, REUSE n RECYCLE! makes this project even better :)

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  75. Hi Sarah! this is fabulous!!! I tried it and the looked GREAT, then i washed them.... and my pretty, pretty logo was no more :( I realized you said "ink jet" and my printer uses toner waaaaah! do you have any recommendations for me? (other than run out for a new printer, which I just might do!!!) THANKS! Deirdre

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    1. Oh Nooooooooo! What a shame :( I'm so sorry Deirdre, I have no idea what will help you :( Wish I could lend you my printer for the day to get your labels done!!! Good luck, Hugs Sarah xxx

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  76. Is the freezer paper used to feed the fabric through the printer? I skipped this step in my excitement to make them but what I did instead is used corn starch to stiffen the fabric to almost paper feeling. It fed through fine and my logo looks great. My question to you is the freezer paper crucial to making the labels? Thanks for this great post. Stephanie

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    1. ooooowwww Stephanie do tell about the corn starch? Did you just sock your fabric in it and then let it dry before printing? Clever!!! Yup the freezer paper simply acts as a stabilizer ... so I bet an iron on fusible webbing would work too :) just as long as it's not permanent you';; be fine :)

      Hugs Sarah xxx

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  77. I sprayed it on and ironed it until dry then repeat the process until it was the right stiffness.

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  78. Strange questions...do you think these labels would be microwave-safe? I make and sell rice heating bags, and am wanting labels for them...but want to make sure they can go in the microwave...

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    1. wooooo I have no idea :) They are so quick to make why not do a test batch? I think personally I would pay the money and get some high quality embroidered ones ... but them I'm a little obsessed with branding hahahaha hugs Sarah xxx

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  79. Vinegar is also used to set fabric dyes so that they don't bleed or fade. I can't wait to try this. I am starting a new craft business soon, and need some labels. Thnx!

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  80. Also interested in a solution for those with printers that use toner. :)

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  81. I do this step by step and the paper is too curly and get jammed in the printer. I am using a cotton t-shirt material. Is this the correct material?

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    1. ooowww no Megan, that's not a 100% cotton .. t-shit material is a knit and thus will be stretchy .... eeeek! Not good for printer feeding wheels!

      Ok so what you need is cotton .. the kind a man's shirt is made from .. quilters cotton, kona cotton that sort of cotton :)

      Hope that helps! hugs Sarah xxx

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    2. Oh ok. Thanks. I am still a beginner. Learned some basics from my grandma but mostly stuck with baby blankets and quilts and easy things and didnt get nearly as far as some before she passed. Just starting to learn some easy DIY projects that are useful especially for my little girl who is in cloth diapers due to sensitive skin, cost, and to keep the landfills one diaper cleaner. I read a lot of threads like yours and am so grateful for people as yourself that take the time to write, share and even respond!!!!

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    3. It's my pleasure sweetie :) Hugs and happy sewing! xxxxxx

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  82. Thanks for the tutorial Sarah it was very easy to follow and fun to read. My friend and I made these on the weekend and the are great. For those people in Australia like us Freezer paper is not available in supermarkets but I found it in Spotlight.

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    1. My Pleasure Pam! That's great to know ... I tell all my lovely Aussie friends to go to Spotlight from now on ... better than paying shipping from amazon :) xxxx

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  83. Hi Sarah and Pam. I live in New Zealand and also can't get Freezer Paper other than at Spotlight for a ridiculous amount of money!!

    I found this YouTube tutorial earlier today. This lady uses spray mount and regular printer paper with the fabric she prints on.

    http://youtu.be/rl4FnvvcHCk

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  84. MUCH EASIER AND CHEAPER THAN FINDINF AND USING BUBBLEJET 2000. VINEGAR HAS BECOME A MAIN STAY IN MY HOUSE FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. THANKS.

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  85. I feel like I am the only person on here who is confused. What is the freezer paper for? Just to stiffen the paper to get it through the printer? You're just printing directly on to the fabric, right?

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    1. Yes Faren .. all it does is stiffen the cotton enough so that your printer doesn't chew up the fabric .... the paper allows the wheels to grip onto it ...... the printer ink will print on the fabric on top :) Hope this helps xxxx

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  86. It is so good to find people that are so ingenious....you are my new best friend!!! working on project for my girls and was researching best transfer paper for my fabric, bust was very skeptic..and , ta..raaa! I found you!!!

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  87. I did this today. My image almost completely washed away in the vinegar wash. Not sure why, but it was a bust. My guess is that it depends on the printer you are using. Some printers use pigment blacks and dye colors so blacks would hold, while the colors disappear.

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  88. This is new to me. Quick question that I can't find the answer to: how much vinegar to how much water for the bath? For one sheet of labels?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      just straight vinegar for the soak :)
      then rinse it under water to get the smell out :)
      Hope it works for you too
      hugs Sarah xxxxx

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  89. Hi Sarah@Dolls i am from Italy and search a lot of time for a professional look for my label.
    You have make a great work and i said that i have find a answer for my question, so my fans from fb and my blog www.batuffolohandmade.com ask my to make a tutorial. I have translate your post in italian language and will so soon as possible make this so to make a photo tutorial. I write that the original tutorial are from your blog. I have not published yet because i must do this and make photo, and i want ask you if for you it is ok? Forgive me for my bad english :-)

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    1. That's wonderful Dany, please post the link to my original tutorial in the first paragraph of your tutorial :) So glad you are enjoying it! Hugs and Happy Label making ;) xxxx

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  90. I just did this very thing before seeing your tutorial. I was so impatient that I ended up losing some in on my first batch. I didn't think to soak in vinegar water tho. I'll try that. With my other fabric printing I simply let dry for 30 minutes before running under water. I have color in my logo and don't want to lose that.

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  91. I cannot wait to try this. Can you tell me what is the purpose of the vinegar soak though? If you can heat set the color I'm just trying to figure out how the vinegar fits in to this. LOL. Great detail and directions I am definitely going to try this week!

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    1. Hi Alexandra, the vinegar also sets dyes and makes them color fast :) so it's like a double defense LOL with all the different color printer inks out there not all will heat set alone ;) Good luck sweetie, hope it works for you xxxx

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  92. Maureen in Mobile AlAugust 15, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    Hi, I tried making my own labels about 3 months ago using a similar way. I went to where I make
    address labels on my computer. I used white 100% muslin fabric. I ironed the fabric to the freezer paper(it's plastic coated). I typed the one name I wanted and selected an Avery # that
    produced 30 labels on a sheet. I centered the name on what would be a label. I printed and I
    did a few on paper first to be sure. I printed the fabric and after it had time to cool I removed the
    paper.My instructions then said to HEAT SET WITH AN IRON. Let that cool and then soak in
    white vinegar. I used a plastic pan and let it soak for 5 minutes. Then I rinsed in cool water and
    let dry. I had a little smudge on my top line and I cut some off and washed with Dawn and the
    inked held up just fine. I plan to make more on pastel fabric and maybe a light batik.

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  93. this is amazing... and very helpful for me. I was just thinking of how to make my own labels thanks a lot. can't wait to try this:)

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  94. My labels came out so perfect, I could not believe how easy this is, Thank you so much,

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  95. thank you, and FYI sometimes hairspray gets out ink. I used to work as a waitress and we had to wear smocks with pockets..yes smocks ikkkky. Anyway I kept my pen in my pocket and by the end of the night the pocket had pen/ink marks all over it. I would just spray with hairspray before I threw it in the wash and all the ink would be gone when it came out. That was years ago so if they've changed anything about the can hairspray I can't tell you that. :)

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  96. I have used this method successfully several times. Because freezer paper is so expensive in Australia, I use the OUTER wrap of a ream of computer paper instead. You will notice the inner side of the wrap is shiny, just like freezer paper. And you need to cut off the glued areas first, then iron shiny side to wrong side of fabric. Follow rest of tutorial. Also good for applique as well. Cheers.

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