A little ago someone asked me how do I make my fabric labels I sew on my purses. Here is the process with a few pictures for your inspiration.
I have this old rubber stamp where you can arrange letters as you wish
A while back I found this sweet and light fabric from a flea market
I need strong fusible interfacing to iron on the back side of my fabric
Water based screenprinting base and a few drops of pigment to make a paste
I cut reinforced fabric into long strips and attach them to my ironing board with pins. I place at least two pieces side by side to make a large batch of labels at once. You need a flat thick sponge or similar (sorry I forgot that picture!) Add a small amount of paste on your sponge and test your stamp (you need a very small amount only). Leave the paste to dry. Iron with appropriate setting to make the print permanent. Wash the stamp and the sponge for further use.
Here's my result. Now I can cut the labels with scissors as I need them
They give a nice finishing touch and emphasize the handmade feel I love.
I hope you got some inspiration to try this on your own. You can basically use any rubber stamp but those with very fine details may not work very well. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If you give a try I would love to hear how did you succeed!
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