Last Christmas, I mailed my grandma a handmade tote bag. She loved it, but apparently it was a cause for a heated argument. Having not specified on the card, my grandma and her sister disagreed over whether the bag was sewn by me or purchased. My grandma, who knows me best, guessed handmade, but her sister said it looked too nice to be handmade.
Custom sewing labels are so good for situations like these. I mean, if you are going to spend more on materials than you would for a ready-made item, you better be getting credit. Am I right?
My handmade gifts won’t cause sororal disharmony again this year though, because the Dutch Label Shop sent me these gorgeous product labels to try out.
Disclaimer: Dutch Label Shop provided me with this product to try out and review. I was not compensated in any other way. I have made every effort to be honest and open in my assessment.
They have two product lines of woven labels – their “Basic” labels, and their custom labels. Their basic label option are plain text labels. You choose the two colors, the font, the text, and optional clip art. I thought this option was reasonably priced for small runs of labels. (I just checked and it is as little as $17 for 30 labels.)
However, as I had the option, I went all out with a custom label. The options with this method feel endless. You can choose your label size or shape and up to seven logo colors. I put together a single color design in Illustrator and uploaded it to their website. The custom label is still pretty reasonably priced per label, but it is bigger financial commitment because the pricing is designed for larger orders of labels.
As you can imagine, I am thrilled with how they turned out. If I was forced to find fault with them, the logo doesn’t look perfectly centered to me, but it might be a matter of “bleed edge” or some other graphic design detail, and contacting their art department for future orders would probably sort that out.
I especially like the white frame I added to the logo, because it is the perfect stitching line to attach the label to my bags, just as I had hoped it would be.
The label itself feels fairly soft, but I think it might still be too bulky to add to my children’s clothes. Even the softest of labels are irritating for kids. Kids are annoying like that. It’s too pretty to hide anyways. Maybe I’ll sew it to the outside instead?
Overall, the site was straight-forward navigate and order from, the turnaround time was just a couple of weeks, and the product was lovely. It is a win all around. If you have any questions or comments about these labels and the process, I would be happy to answer them in the comments section.
Thank you, Dutch Label Shop!
Interested in ordering your own labels? The Dutch Label Shop has set us up with our very own coupon code. Use “sewfearless15” to receive 15% off your first order! (Offer good through Oct 30th, 2017.)
P.S. This is a sneak of my latest pattern. Isn’t she a beaut? I’m working on it every spare moment I have and look forward to sharing it with you in a month or so!