Each of us who sews is an artist. We all have different strengths and different areas of sewing interest, but we are all artists. As artists, it’s important to sign those projects that we hope will be around for many years or those projects we know will have special meaning. Creating our own labels is a way of signing our work to keep record of our talent and gifts that we have passed along to others. Most people think of quilt labels, but it’s also important for garment sewers to use labels in their substantial works. Most machines have some type of programming or sequencing abilities for using sewing stitches and fonts. For those of us with embroidery machines, there is an abundance of possibilities with fonts, stitches and designs to create our own labels to “sign” those special works. Labels can be unique for each item labeled or you can design a label that is used over and over to reflect your work as more of a brand. Here are some tips to create an original label. I hope you give this a try for your next major work.
This is an excellent project to work on when you want to sew but are not ready to start a more involved project. It’s fun, creative and very useful. Happy Sewing!