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Introduction: Fabric Clothing Tags
I wanted to make my own tags for my plushies and to sew onto my screenprinted items. I was about to by the fabric sheets that you run through your printer when I realized that I could make them a differnt way. The process and the outcome are not the same but they are fun to make. Remember that due to the nature of stamping the image needs to be reversed in order to print correctly. Draw or write gently on the speedy carve. If you press too hard you will dig into the rubber. Use a regular ink pad and test your stamp on a piece of paper.
Once you are done carving you will need to prepare the ink. I used Speedball fabric ink that I use for silkscreening. The ink is ready to be used and all you need to do is heat set it. Using a roller I placed a thin layer of ink onto a piece of plexi glass. You don’t need a lot of ink and you can scrape off the extra. Layout your ribbon andstamp away. You might want to iron the ribbon before stamping so that it will lay flat. When you’re stamping on the ribbon remember to leave a decent amount of space between each image. If you don’t have fabric you can cut up an old tshirt into small squares and stamp on those. Once you are done stamping your ribbon you will need to heat set the ribbon. Place your scrap piece of fabric between the iron and the ribbon. You do not want the ink on the ribbon to touch the iron directly. You can hand sew the tags to the items or attach them with a sewing machine. If you are using a sewing machine,
all you have to do is pin the tag into place. I sewed a tag onto the sleeve of a tshirt. you can sew them onto your child’s clothes or backpack. You can also use the stamp you have made on its own. Using the same inking technique stamp directly onto the material of your choice.