Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Tags

I made an addition to the skirts from this post.

I cannot imagine what it must be like to be a child in foster care.
I do know the number one thing that any child, especially a child in foster care, needs to know is that they are loved.  When I make Ella, Miller or Sara Wells something special, they feel so proud wearing it.  You can tell that they know that their Mommy who loves them deeply made that special outfit just for them.  My prayer when making these skirts was and continues to be that the little girls who receive these skirts will know they are loved, regardless of how they feel at that moment.

And since I will not be able to tell these little girls in person, I thought 
the next best way was to put it right there on the skirt!

I have had clothing tags printed (which I loved) but I needed something that was 
very fast and still very cute!  And I want you to know it really is easy to make 
 and fun for everyone involved!

With some rubber stamps, fray check, fabric ink and ribbon, you can make your own clothing tags.
I first tried with fabric paint because I wanted a bolder look, but it did not work at all.
You definitely need to use fabric ink.
We practiced several times on paper.
And then moved on to the ribbon.
 After you cut the ribbon
 apply fray check to both ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
 Let dry for 3 to 4 hours.

After tags have dried, heat set the ink by ironing tags covered by thin fabric.
Iron the tags for about 2 minutes.
 Then all that is left is placing the tags on your clothing.


2 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! What a special touch for the skirts -- the perfect message to send to those precious little girls.

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