I have decided I'm going to try selling some homemade items at a Holiday Bazaar next year, which means the time to start making those items is NOW. :)
I want my items to have a professional look to them, so I decided I wanted some labels to sew onto my projects. Not big huge tags, but little ones like you see sewn onto the hemlines of some shirts, or sticking out from the trim on a bag. Then I came across a link on Pinterest that talked about exactly the kind of labels I was wanting. That blog writer recommended this Etsy shop, where she had her labels made:
This shop is located in Hong Kong, and I guess they must deal with large volumes of label making because (to me) the communication was pretty slow. I'd ask a question, and it might be 2-3 days (sometimes more) before getting a response. Of course, I'm always on the computer and I'm very much a now.Now.NOW kind of person, so to me a response time longer than a day is "slow". So take that into consideration LOL. However, despite my impatience, they were very professional, answered my questions well, and the end result blew me away.
Finally, after much anticipation, my labels arrived!
Aren't they just too cute? They turned out beautifully, exactly what I was wanting. And they're the perfect little size to add on to my sewn projects. Of course, I had to try them out as soon as I got them out of the box, so I made some rice-filled neck ice/heat packs and sewed a label into each one.
Here they are! My first items with my tag sewn on. How cute did they turn out? Oh, I'm so excited!
I have 300 of these little labels to use up, so I'd better get cracking with making my items. :)