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I’m just about out of Agnes Coy labels so having re-ordered I realized yesterday that they just weren’t going to get here in time for Craft 2.0. What to do? I’d read somewhere that you could print your own using fabric and Freezer Paper and I just so happened to have a roll of it that I’d used in a past project. I haven’t seen it for sale in the craft stores in New Zealand but I managed to get hold of some through a Trade Me seller. Using an A4 sheet of paper as a template I cut out a rectangle of cotton and Freezer paper. I placed the paper, waxy side down onto the cotton and ironed it lightly. This allows the paper to adhere to the fabric temporarily. Having designed a simple label using Publisher I fed the paper/fabric though my ink-jet printer et voila – a sheet of highly usable labels to see me through.


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I think that they work pretty well and it’s good to know that I have a back-up if my ordered labels get delayed again in the future.

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If you pop over to the Craft 2.0 blog, you’ll find a mini interview about me.


So, I’ll leave you today with a photo of the Wairarapa and how beautiful it looks. The Tararua Hills never fail to lift my spirits.


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Until next time…



Update: a reader stopped by and reminded me that once you’ve printed out your labels, you need to heat set them with a hot iron on the reverse side of the fabric. Thank you for that.

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  1. What a clever solution!

  2. I’ve always wanted to try making tags this way but I have stuffed too many printers to risk it! Spotlight has freezer paper occasionally but you’re probably better off with Trade Me anyway.

  3. Make sure you heat set the ink with a hot iron on the back side of the fabric…

  4. what a great idea! What is freezer paper, and can you get anythuing similar in the uk do you know?
    Jessx

  5. Great post and so funny to look back at your sewing room post – mine is like a bombsite in the name of ‘re-organisation’! xx

  6. I’ve never heard of freezer paper but in the UK we have a product called t-shirt transfer paper and you can print photos and text straight on to it from a printer. I used it on my E is for egg post (on the vintage egg cushions) if you want to see what I mean…..

  7. oh… the beautiful Wairarapa.

  8. What a beautiful photo. We have certainly had some lovely days lately. What a good idea for labels – I thought I might stitch some on my machine – as yet just an idea!!!!

  9. wow wonderful….
    labels really do make all the difference and we need to get on that. can you please let me know where your order yours?
    cheers!

  10. also I have added you to our blog roll, I hope you don’t mind. Let me know if that is a problem 🙂

  11. Hello! I just found your blog through Kimberlee and Lies page and I’m flying down to join the Swonderful ladies for Craft 2.0 this weekend too. Can’t wait to see your gorgeous things after reading the interview.
    🙂 xx Liv

  12. Myra

     /  July 16, 2008

    Picturesque indeed
    I’m impressed with your labels – great solution and in keeping with the handmade products they marry up with. Self sufficiency and natural creativity are alive and well in your world

  13. Karyn

     /  July 26, 2008

    Spotlight has Freezer Paper and it’s way cheaper there than other places like quilt shops.

  14. those labels are very chic, love them. great job!

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