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TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:00:12

Which are better

iron on


sew in?

I need to order some for DS2's uniform. I have already left it late as he starts next week Wednesday.

Proudnscary Wed 07-Sep-11 19:01:57

I have no opinion on this and neither should you

worraliberty Wed 07-Sep-11 19:02:10

Oh, I thought you wanted to write our opinions on the tags for some reason blush

camdancer Wed 07-Sep-11 19:03:08


Proudnscary Wed 07-Sep-11 19:04:01

Worra - literally pissed meself!

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:05:08

Worra grin

Proud I need to know which are better!!!

I sat and embroidered DS1's name in all his uniform until he was in year 2 and then I stopped. I don't have enough hours in the day to do this for DS2 sad

So which is better sew in or iron on?

and whats sharpie?

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:06:05

Actually I might start a blanket up with all my favourite quotes from MNetters on hmm

florencepink Wed 07-Sep-11 19:07:13

Sew on definitely, take a bit more time but they don't come off smile

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:07:49

Florence thanks

sew on - 1

iron on - 0

livinonaprayer Wed 07-Sep-11 19:09:00

I find iron ones last well (2 years and counting!) although others disagree, you need to get decent ones though (I use mini-label)
Also I do tend to have a blatant disregard for instructions and keep the iron pressed down for ages! smile

MarkStretch Wed 07-Sep-11 19:10:56

Sew on- iron on ones fall off.

But I spent 3 hrs of my Saturday night sewing DD's (9) name into everything. However, I am sick to death of losing school uniform, by the end of last term we were rooting through the lost property at school searching for cardigans as we had NONE left at home.


TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:11:18

Livin where do you get yours?

hmm 1 all now

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:12:05

oh sod it i will sew his name in like i did with DS1...

<toddles off to find embroidery threads>

livinonaprayer Wed 07-Sep-11 19:14:32

I am usually in the minority though on this debate!

AWimbaWay Wed 07-Sep-11 19:20:21

I just lazily scrawl on the label with a permanent marker.

DanJARMouse Wed 07-Sep-11 19:22:57

I never really bothered but at the end of last term we lost 3 jumpers in 2 weeks! I got the sewing machine out and ordered sew in ones from eBay - 48hr turnaround!

AWimbaWay Wed 07-Sep-11 19:23:50

Ha, just spotted this thread

Choufleur Wed 07-Sep-11 19:24:57

Neither - just write DS's name in things with a permanent marker (CD pen ussually)

WilsonFrickett Wed 07-Sep-11 19:27:23

Permanent marker on the label. Do you embroider his sandwiches as well? Bless.

Crinklecut Wed 07-Sep-11 19:28:11

I had some iron on ones from which have not come off (and the stick on ones have remained on cups for over 3 years so far).

slartybartfast Wed 07-Sep-11 19:30:45

sew, or get someone else to

use a marker pen

FannyFifer Wed 07-Sep-11 19:32:00

Mynametags we use as well, still on uniforms from last year, stick on labels still on gym shoes & pencil case from last year too.

TheLadyEvenstar Wed 07-Sep-11 19:34:57

Wilson, no but I do iron his socks.

cat64 Wed 07-Sep-11 19:35:11

Message withdrawn

gastonscave Wed 07-Sep-11 19:43:40

Another vote for sew on, it looks so much nicer than pen and peeling labels wink

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