DIY Your Own Label - Light Color Cotton

Posted by PSD 15/02/2017 0 Comment(s) DIY Tutorials,

You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy.


This Tutorial For Using Light Tshirt Transfer Paper

Materials needed:
1) Computer, Graphics program (I used photoshop), you may use microsoft office or other platform
2) Regular inkjet printer 
3) Transfer paper (Light T-Shirt Transfer Paper- for Light color ribbon expose) can find in
4) Utility (knife, cutting mat & Metal ruler)
5) Ribbon (I used 1 inch polyester . Also can use on natural cotton t will tape)
6) Iron & ironing board
7) Scissors




Step 1: Design your image using your program of choice working with a resolution of 300ppi for a clear image. The height of your image should be smaller than the width of your ribbon. Print some out on transfer paper, cut them out and see how they fit on your ribbon. Fill up an entire page, repeating images in rows and leaving about an inch between the images in each row. The rows can be fairly close together. *Remember to reverse your image! I can get 20 labels out of one sheet of transfer paper which I think is pretty economical.



Step 2: Print your labels. Follow the transfer paper instructions to set your printer for the right type of paper. Print a test sheet on regular paper first making sure that the image is reversed. Print a sheet of labels on the transfer paper.




Step 3: Cut out the images preferably into long strips using your utility knife, cutting mat and ruler. Leaving them in strips will save time when ironing and you will be less likely to burn your fingertips. (I know you are not supposed to use utility knives on these mats but it's better than cutting up my new desk!)





Step 4: Iron the transfer onto the ribbon. Lay the ribbon flat. Place a strip printed side down. Press the strip down with the iron. Once it is adhered, slide the iron across several times. *Make sure the iron is not too hot. If your iron is too hot or if you iron it too long, your image will melt! See below





Step 8: Use them! Make a whole roll of labels or cut them as desired. You can turn the ends under and stitch them to your project, or you can fold them in half and sew them into a seam to create a loop tag. Now you are ready to add them to all your wonderful creations!

You could also iron on your labels onto your shirt using this same method!