I feel like now that I'm doing a lot of sewing for others, it's time to order some custom labels.
I mean, I think most clients would prefer to have a garment with a label in it, don't you? It's part of the package.
Labels are something I've never thought about until now. I know a lot of people like them, even for themselves or, especially, for gifts.
I've done a little research and there are countless places that will run up some embroidered labels for you at a pretty fair price, with as many options of sizes, colors, images, and wording as a person could wish.
I know I don't want one of those "sewn with love by _______" labels, not that I don't love sewing of course. I just don't want to come across crafty or homespun.
I came up with these (below) on my own; the color choice was random but I did choose the fonts.
I think that says it all, don't you?
Or doesn't it say enough?
You may be wondering why I'm not using Male Pattern Boldness. For one thing, it's a little too long, and for another, it's a bit -- dare I say it? -- silly.
I've seen labels that include phone numbers and websites, but if someone sees your label and wants to know more, wouldn't they just Google it? I would.
A friend who's very happy with her labels recommended a place called CustomLabelsForU.com. I haven't called them yet but I may give them a buzz tomorrow. I envision these labels being attached to the inside yoke of my shirt, either stitched all around or attached with a satin stitch in four corners. Does that sound right? (So I would want what they refer to as a "straight cut" -- or something with folds?)
I envision this type of thing (non-scratchy, btw):
If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.
Are you a label-lover, even for the things you sew for yourself?
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!