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Created by YOU Labels

You are busy making (or planning to make) several Christmas gifts this year. It would be nice to add a label that identifies your hard work. You can make your own labels very inexpensively. You can print your own labels on your own computer using printable cotton. You can find this product from Avery at most office supply stores or at my Lost Apron Store here.

The printable fabric comes in 8 1/2 X 11 sheets. All you have to do is design your own label and print it onto the fabric. I used Word Label Wizard. I found a template for Return Labels which are smaller than Address Labels. I could fit 60 labels on one page with 4 across and 15 in each column. I tried using the template for 80 labels which are 20 in each column but they were a bit small. Practice printing on paper until you get the look you want. This fabric has an iron-on backing. So you can iron-on and then stitch around if you want to. You can plan your spacing according to your intended usage. Avery also has templates online that can help.

I was so anxious to try this out that I didn't even think to add graphics. So please take your time in designing. Insert a clip art or use fonts in different colors. Make sure the fabric is facing the right direction and you know which way your printer feeds before you print on the fabric. My printer was not on the list of recommended printers and it still worked perfectly.

Cut the fabric to separate your labels.

I ironed my label under the edge of my cocktail napkins and sewed it into the hem on 2 edges as well. (Cocktail Napkin tutorial coming soon.)

Although the sheets come out to about $3.00 each, the labels are only about 4 or 5 cents each depending on how many you fit on a page.

This label is from Stationery Studio. These sell for $16.00 for 20 labels. This comes to $.80 per label. For about the same price you can print about 400 labels of your own.

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