DIY custom clothing labels | CharliMarieTV

DIY custom clothing labels | CharliMarieTV

In todays DIY video I’m going to be showing
you how you can make your own custom branded labels to go inside blank tshirts like this
one here. I’ve got a little t-shirt company called Liner Note Kids that I started when
I was in university and I make t-shirts and sell them on a print-to-order basis so I only
make a t-shirt when I get an order come in. That means I don’t have to invest a lot of
money in a lot of stock and keep a lot of merchandise in my flat but because of that
it’s really hard to get your t-shirts custom branded. Companies just don’t do that on a
one-off basis. So I’ve figured out a DIY way to do it myself using a piece of ribbon and
some transfer paper, and I’m going to show you how to do that. The first step is obviously to design your
label. I did this in Adobe Illustrator just because that’s what I’m comfortable with but
you can use whatever software you prefer. I measured the width of the ribbon i was going
to use and laid out a box that was that size, and then I included my logo, the size of the
t-shirt, and on the back I had a little line about the company and a URL. With clothing labels there are varying laws
depending on what country you’re in about what information HAS to go on it. Like you
have to include washing instructions, the makeup of the fabric and the country of origin,
and I didn’t want to mess with any of that and that would just involve printing too fine
a detail onto my transfer paper so instead I decided just to leave the original label
in for that and cover up the brand label from the blank t-shirt. because we’re going to print this on transfer
paper you have to make sure your design is reversed before you print it. I know that’s
confusing but it will end up the right way once you have heat pressed it onto the fabric
so just go with me here. So i just fit as many of my designs as possible onto an A4
sheet and then printed that with inkjet transfer paper. My lovely friend Lucia let me borrow
her printer for this so thank you Lu if you’re watching. You’ll end up with sheets with lots
of little labels on them so what you want to do next is cut them out. I didn’t want they grey borders to be included
on my actual label so I used them as a guide to cut out the piece from the middle. This is the ribbon I’m going to use for my
labels. it’s got a herringbone pattern on it and it seems to be quite good quality.
i got it from Amazon but I’ll leave a link to it down below so you can check it out as
well. So i cut this into a few six and a half centimetre pieces to make my labels. Place
each side of your label design face down onto the ribbon, leaving a little gap in the middle
so that you’re going to be able to fold it in half easily. Then follow the instructions
on your transfer paper some need more heat, some need to be pressed for longer and this
transfer paper that I used required more pressure than heat so I was pressing down hard with
the iron, and I put a cloth in between just so that my iron wasn’t accidentally lifting
up and moving the little pieces of transfer paper as I was pressing. Then you can peel of the backing of the transfer
paper while it’s still warm and it should come away nice and cleanly. Then fold the
ribbon in half and press down on it to crease the ribbon so it will stay in the label shape.
Trim the end of the ribbon to get it even and then very carefully run a lighter over
it just to seal the edges and stop it fraying. to stick the label onto the t-shirt I’m going
to be using hemming tape. This stuff holds fabric together by heating it, I think it’s
some sort of gluey stuff inside I don’t know, all I know is it works. So i cut that to size,
one side for the back and the front of the label and then what i’m gonna do is stick
the label over top of the brand label that’s already in the t-shirt. place the label just
under the seam so that there’s a nice neat finish and then follow the instructions on
the hemming tape. Mine says to put a damp cloth on top and then press down with an iron
until the cloth has dried a bit and that means the hemming tape will work. So there you have
your label in your t-shirt. It’s machine washable and because we tucked it underneath the seam
it means that it’s not gonna be itchy or annoying sitting in the back there. I think these labels
add a really professional finishing touch to my t-shirts and I’m really excited about
them. If you want to check out the t-shirts in my store then you can do that, there will
be a link down below, they’re all designs that are like inspired by music soif that’s
your thing, you might like them. If you’re interested in starting up your own t-shirt
company then i do have a playlist that will probably really come in handy for you it’s
full of videos about screen-printing and setting up an online store and talking about how I
started my little business so that will be linked down below in the description box.
i would love it if you gave this video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it and subscribed to my
channel if you’d like to hear more from me and I will see you next time. bye!

Comments (100)

  1. how do you set your printer up to print all the little images on one piece of paper?

  2. Where do you get the t-shirts ?

  3. What kind fabric you used for the clothing label? šŸ™‚

  4. hey, would you make labels for someone else?? šŸ™‚ x

  5. hey, would you make labels for someone else?? šŸ™‚ x

  6. you don't understand how long I've been putting off my store because I couldn't find a perfect easy diy way. you are amazing for this!! thank you so much

  7. Can I pay you to make the labels for me?

  8. nailed it! Loved it

  9. You are awesome ā¤ļø

  10. How thoughtful of you to share your ideas with us! Very clever & appreciated!

  11. hi!! i love ur ideas!! would you mind to tell me which paper did u use to print the logos?

  12. can you please tell me what's the name of the fabric that you printed the logo on ? thanks

  13. Your videos are soooo inspiring! i love it šŸ˜€
    one question to ask? Do you buy your shirts wholesale?

  14. I love all your videos

  15. Genius! šŸ™‚ I love it!

  16. I have all of the same equipment's you talk about. Can you give the exact measurements for the label in adobe illustrator you used as that's the software I'm using. Thanks and great video by the way šŸ™‚

  17. does it matter if I print through illustrator in RGB or CMYK?

  18. them eyebrows tho

  19. You are awesome šŸ™ŒšŸ¼

  20. you could save a bit of time by getting long pieces of ribbon and cutting just entire continuous strips on the labels and line them up on the ribbon and apply that way.
    then you can roll up the strips and keep them in a jar. cut off the label from the roll as needed. this can prevent frating if you do end up using material that frays:)

  21. what do you mean you print to order so you dont stock up on products? so where do you purchase your shirts from?

  22. Love it šŸ˜‰ I am starting my own t -shirt business.What kind of ribbon are you using to transfer the design on? If you wash the t shirt will the design on the ribbon come off or how long will it last?

  23. Thank you for this tip. Fascinating!

  24. My god, I love you, If I just knew about you when I was living in London i would've done everything to get all your tips and info!!

  25. While this is a good idea, wouldn't it be better for you to screen print your own labels. It would be cheaper and you already have a screen printing business setup, so have all the materials needed… plus the iron on transfers get damaged if put into a dryer.

  26. thank you so much!!

  27. Hello, I love the video. If you don't mind me asking, instead of transferring onto herringbone cotton or whatever it was that you used, would it work on coated polyester? Also, is it permanent? Does it fade over time?
    Thank you! : )

  28. This was an awesome idea. I make swimwear and I've been considering buying custom labels with my logo. But this is way more inexpensive. Thanks for the idea.

  29. Brilliant! Thank you very much!

  30. Thank you Charli and i love you and all your vids! xoxo! šŸ™‚

  31. Is it legal to cover companies labels with your own and sell on?

  32. Actually Love these Videos !

  33. this is amazing!!! thank you so much

  34. Does the label fade away? I have a few creations that don't have my label and I really wanna use this idea if it doesn't fade.

  35. Hi,
    Thank you for your great video,
    Where can I find scaled green plate under your labels while cutting? What is the plate name?

  36. hey do you happen to have a template for the labels?

  37. Genius! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Looks like hbk šŸ¤”šŸ¤”

  39. I can't see what you are doing at the end. Are you sticking the tape out between the label and then putting it under the back collar?

  40. Great video but that is a lot of hassle….thanks for sharing.

  41. the backing refuses to come off my ribbon

  42. Is covering the label of the original brand with your own legal? I'm starting off my own "brand" and trying to sort out legalities..thanks

  43. Charli, just wanted to say I love your channel and have learned a lot of great tips for starting my own t shirt company! I do have a question regarding the transfer paper you used: if you peel off the backing after ironing, does it leave a white square where there was no design? I am using white ribbon, but I wasn't sure if there was an option to choose a clear transfer paper or if you knew of anything like that? Thanks for your help, and keep posting this great content!

  44. anyone knows if if what requires in the u.s. ? if fabric description, wash instructions, made origin?

  45. So I am going to try this! However, my transfer paper says wash before use. Does yours say this as well? Also, some of the shirts that I ordered have tags in them, but nowhere for the top of that tags to tuck into. So hopefully they won't be too itchy and end up being cut out. Not sure..

  46. What kind of printer and ink do you use?

  47. I think its pirating….

  48. i have a boutique. is it legit to cover the tags from wholesaler ?

  49. What paper do you use for inkjet?

  50. hey where do you buy your shirts?

  51. do the labels fade after multiple washings?

  52. which fabric do you use for label

  53. If youre willing to spend a little bit of money you can go online and make a custom stamp with your logo. Dont get a self inking one, get just a plain rubber stamp with your logo. then use fabric dye as the ink for the stamp. Put it on a small rectangle of fabric and then sew it in the shirt. i found this one fades but the stamping doesn't

  54. That broken heart logo is just adorable.

  55. going to school is not good

  56. ah this is so cool!! does it come off after a few washes or does the last step of ironing it down seals it in place?

  57. I'm having some serious problems! Whenever I hold the iron to the transfer paper, the design never sticks onto the ribbon and I don't have a clue why.

  58. Subbed. You are amazing!

  59. Isn't so much time consuming? Why don't you use screen printing for serial work like this? For my own brand I made a RUBBER STAMP ( I asked the stationary shop to make one automatic one, like the ones you use in the office), so I can stamp directly on the herringbone cotton tape. The result is very "handmade-look" and I love it . Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and suggestions! Have a nice day!

  60. What size Sheet of paper did you say you fit as many of your designs on? I was having a hard time understanding did you say A4 ?

  61. That was ingenious!!Ā  Thank you for the tips and I am going to try this for sure!

  62. Charlie. You are good girl. Thank you so much. God bless

  63. This is so helpful, thank you so much for sharing this ā¤

  64. Hi
    Which program do you use to make your labels with šŸ™‚

  65. Do I have to use a specific printer for the paper ?

  66. love the video can you make a video on the set up and how to put the design together before printing

  67. Wheeeew child the nails šŸ¤¢ but thanks for the tips!

  68. Do you sell T-SHirts with a label over antoher?

  69. This was so helpful. Thanks heaps!

  70. I have a fake gucci tshirt without a Tag. I am just gonna diy one XD

  71. You could use a heat press

  72. cool exactly what i was looking for! thanx doll

  73. girl your makeup…needs a little fixing.

  74. she talks extremely fast

  75. Thank you.. Bloody great idea,,, lolz.. Luv from London Town..šŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ƒšŸ˜ƒšŸ˜

  76. Iā€™m selling repurposed denim jackets that are hand painted and this is such a huge help!!! Thank you for making this video!!!

  77. How to paste our name in the fabric???

  78. Thanks for the idea ,šŸ˜ŠšŸ‘

  79. Click for your custom clothing labels-

  80. i recommend this site to order your custom clothing labels.

  81. Hi Charli!
    First of all your video is amazing. I will subscribe you to get your great ideas as I am planning to start my clothing line. I already have a retail store and I wanted to have my clothing line, but I was worried how to start. Now I think you can help me with this.

  82. Thank you for this! šŸ™‚

  83. This was a super awesome and helpful video!

  84. i have sensitive skin, so these tags bother me. does anyone know how to get rid of them without them bugging my skin?

  85. Great simple idea! Thanks for sharing

  86. Does the label fade?

  87. hi, charlie what are the dimensions in illustrator??

  88. Wowwww, and I already asked vendors to take the brand tags off smh. This is genius!!!

  89. You are absolutely awesome

  90. This was very helpful! Thank you for your service!

  91. thank you so much for the help

  92. What kind of printer do you recommend?

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