Do you sign your handmade items? I don't mean actually sign them, but adding a label or tag to show it was made by hand. If you put in effort, time & love, to make something, doesn't it deserves to get a shout out when finished? Here are a bunch of great ways to share that handmade pride:
Go the twill tape label route. These Zakka and Sweet Heart styles have multiple designs by the yard:
They can be used to tie up a handmade gift or cut apart to make separate labels like this:
Embellish It. These Wooden Handmade tags come in a 10 piece assortment (I'd already used two on projects by the time I took this). I like that you can just glue them in place or use the holes to stitch them on.
I stitched one onto my favorite bag (from my original free Off To Market pattern). Even though it's been 2 years since I made it, I still hear compliments on it when I'm carrying it, so it feels good being able to add a handmade tag for a little extra polish.
And there's the added bonus that the bird version was a perfect match to the fabric design:
Sassy Stitched Labels. If you're feeling more cheeky, these fabulous labels from Sublime Stitching express the true sentiment behind some of those more pain-in-the-backside projects:
Metal Accents. Go all sleek with some metal handmade tags & zipper pulls for a more upmarket finish:
There are even functional ways to add the handmade message, like this handmade snap fastener:
The custom label route is always an option too, but it can get pretty expensive per piece or require a lot bigger quantities than these options. In my personal crafting I like to use different labels on a pair of kid's pajamas than I would on a swanky handbag or a gift to a sassy friend, so it's nice to have a lot of options that are budget friendly so I can keep a bunch of styles in my stash.
An artist wouldn't leave a painting unsigned to get lumped in with machine made prints, so why shouldn't a crafter add a little handmade flourish too?
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