The Cottage Mama Clothing Labels

I love my clothing labels.  Yes, I need clothing labels because I sell children’s clothing, but even if I didn’t sell my clothing I think I would still want my own labels.  There’s just something so gratifying about sewing your own label into a completed project……whether it be your kids clothing, a baby gift, a quilt, a fun clutch, ect.

I have had a handful of emails over the last month in regards to where I purchase my clothing labels (which by the way, I am happy to answer because I love hearing from you guys).  I know I’ve cited it in a few posts, but I thought I would dedicate this post to just clothing labels.

So there are pretty much two options when it comes to purchasing labels for your goods – woven or printed.  I prefer woven as they will stand up to heavy-duty washing and seeing as though I do mostly children’s things that is definitely important.  If you sew things such as handbags, quilts, or other items that are washed less frequently then printed might be a fine option for you.

There is a difference in price when it comes to woven vs. printed labels.  Woven are more expensive as the text or image is woven into the label.  Price is certainly something to consider when deciding which option is more appropriate for you.

I purchase my “The Cottage Mama” clothing labels from Fancy Weaver on Etsy.  I went with this company as it came recommended to me by several other Etsy artisans.  I find them to be very reasonably priced and easy to work with.  The only thing to take into consideration is that is will take 3-4 weeks to receive your labels as they are produced overseas. 

My labels are text only.  I chose the background color, text color, label size and the font that I wanted (my tags have two fonts).  This is the most inexpensive option for woven labels.  You can also choose to have a logo (which includes multiple colors), but again then you are driving up the price.  If your logo is very important to you then go for it, but for me, text only is perfect!

So here are some resources for purchasing labels:

Also, if you are interested in making your own clothing labels, you must check out these tutorials from Patchwork Pottery, Allyson Hill and Kojo Designs.

In regards to my size tags, I purchase them from Big Apple Fabrics on Etsy (always love to buy on Etsy)!  Again, I order woven size tags as well due to the durability.

Cottage Mama’s Note: Even if you don’t sell your items, I highly recommend investing in some little labels – either by purchasing them or making your own.  They don’t have to be fancy, just a little something to show that your item was handmade with love.

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17 Comments

  1. I was just thinking about labels last night. I’m currently using printed, but want something a little more “pronounced” and woven would be perfect!!

    Thanks for the links and info!

  2. Man I love labels. I don’t know how I went so long without them. Thanks for the link my dear 🙂 Your labels are what inspired me to finally get my butt in gear and get my own. I love seeing them on the lovelies you made my girls.

  3. I just purchased some from Mommy Made it and they arrived earlier this week. There is something so gratifying about putting your own label on something you made!

  4. We too are currently using printed labels. Hope to purchase some woven in the future. What do you use for the label that is supposed to have the fabric content and so on?? Right now we are using stickers on the hang tag. Thanks for posts like this Lindsay, it is really helpful for those of us just starting out.
    Cindy

  5. And I was just about to email you and ask where do you get labels??
    Thanks so much.
    I really need to buy some!

  6. Lindsay,

    I saw your labels a few weeks ago and have been wanting some new ones of my own ever since! I have some that I bought years ago, but they are scratchy and I don’t like them anymore. I don’t sell my sewing but I think it’s nice to have your own label to say “this was made by me!” Thanks for the links – I will check them out!

  7. This is so helpful. I’ve been looking into getting my own labels and this may have just ended my research. Thanks!

  8. great post, love the info. I should think about labels, maybe I’ll have to bump that up on my someday list!

  9. My friend gives my daughter clothes with a label of the cottage mama. I thought it is just a simple product. I never thought that it is a very amazing brand.

  10. Love the new website! Enjoying looking around and seeing all the options available!!Your labels are what inspired me to finally get my butt in gear and get my own.
    breastfeeding clothes

  11. Wow! fabulous work! I love your collection, they all look so great and truly interesting. Thanks for sharing your insights of coming up with those cute stuffs, I’m excited to try it out!

  12. Nice meeting! There must be a lot of amazing things to discover here. Many thanks for nice sharing!
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  13. Lindsay,

    I am going to order labels from the same Etsy account you did 🙂 Thank you for the reference! Did you go with the heat cut and fold option of the loop fold option?

    Thank you,
    Lindsey

  14. Hi . May i know what font are u using for the word “the”, can you please directly email to me the name of the font at aya.aliaa@gmail.com thanks for the info it really helps!

  15. I’m totally agree with you. I have my own label too, just to show that I make it with my heart.

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