For anyone who makes and sells products in the United States, there are strict laws governing safety and labels. I have spent
hours and hours days and days the past several years doing my best to comply to all the safety standards and labels required to make items for children. I do of course believe safety is hugely important and want childrens products to never put children at risk. But at the same time, I must say that the laws are by my assessment written not for small home sewers such as myself but for large manufacturers.
And, because it is late and I need to head to bed I will stop there with my discussion of labels and simply say that I am thrilled with my work in progress of learning how to make my own labels out of cotton or silk!!! I recently stumbled on this wonderful tutorial on making your own washable labels. It’s a 3 part series and Duhbe has done an AMAZING job explaining the legal requirements for labels as well as the how to of making your own. I am sooooo thankful and wanted to pass on her tutorial to you! Stay tuned to see my new label making experience mean I finally sew labels into my products.
So the photo above is my first stab using her method of making my own labels. I printed on a lovely dupioni silk and while the labels turned out
to look rediculously large way too big for the toys I want to attach them to, the process of making them was seamless and I can’t wait to keep working and make more!!! I tried to capture in the photo how lovely the silk looks as a label but it feels awesome and I think it will answer my dillema of needing a label which is sensory friendly for my products! Even if you don’t sell online, this process would be great for making your own labels to sew into gifts!