Tutorial: How to make your own custom clothing tags

While creating my annual order of upcycled wine bags for our local liquor store, I realized that I didn't have enough of my regular clothing tags for the enormous pile of wool tubes.  

With no time to order more, I searched around the house for an alternative and found the $.49 package of iron on transfer paper I bought at Goodwill last summer.  (I really had no plan when I bought it, but who can pass up craft supplies for $.49!)  With a little bit of scrap cotton muslin, I created my own custom clothing tags!  

Here's how I did it~

Step 1:  Using your favorite return address label program, print right onto the transfer paper and cut them out!  Note: When printing make sure to check the "mirror" option so that your logo prints backwards.  They will then be facing the right way when you transfer your image to the fabric!   

Step 2:  Cut out fabric 2.5" wide x 2" high

Step 3: Iron fabric in half.

Step 4: Center logo and iron onto fabric according to the directions.

Step 5: Open the fabric and press in the ends for a nice neat edge.

Step 6: Peel off the transfer backing and fold the tag in half again. Iron once more for a sharp clean finish.  Note: Do not directly iron on the transfer or it will melt!!  

Voila!  Custom clothing tags that are eco friendly & cost me about one cent per sheet!

Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any questions~


  1. Your ways in making tags are very unique. I find it very easy to do and I think I can make it on my own. That project is going to be so much fun to do.

  2. Are these permanent/washable, do you know?

    1. The package says they are permanent and washable, but I haven't tried it yet. I'm sure it depends on what brand you use. :)

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