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To not have a clue how to sew name tags on dd's uniform

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Valuenotadded Tue 29-Jul-14 21:44:04

Dd1 is starting YR in September and I want to use sew on labels rather than iron on ones as I've had issues with those at nursery previously.

I know I am a daft cow but I haven't got a clue how to sew these buggers on blush.

Do I need a sewing machine? Are there any online tutorials? Is it going to take ages?

I am not always so hopeless grin

BlackeyedSusan Tue 29-Jul-14 21:48:39

just sew round the edges with small stiches. alternatively write on the clothes with a laundry pen

unweavedrainbow Tue 29-Jul-14 21:49:24

You can use a needle and thread. Do you have a sharp needle and black sewing thread? I would use running stitch.

RufusTheReindeer Tue 29-Jul-14 21:49:43

I've got an Attach-a-tag

It attaches a little plastic black tag, that is printed with your name on, to the washing instructions (if that makes sense)

I love it!!, three children and it takes about 15/20 minutes

notapizzaeater Tue 29-Jul-14 21:49:46

You need a sharpie black marker, just write on the tags, saves hours grin

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Tue 29-Jul-14 21:50:09

Are you sure you want to sew them?! I don't like the iron on ones either but I've been using clip on ones for my dd. Check out the name label company.

RufusTheReindeer Tue 29-Jul-14 21:50:22

Oh and at the end of the year you can take the tags off the old uniform and reuse them on the new one!!!!

Love it!!

Primafacie Tue 29-Jul-14 21:50:43

Or buy sticky labels? They are great, very resistant, will survive years of machine washing and drying.

SevenZarkSeven Tue 29-Jul-14 21:51:33

I write their name on with a sharpie laundry pen. Hasn't failed me yet!

Fairywhitebear Tue 29-Jul-14 21:51:37

Don't bother!!

Go to

These stickers stick to everything and anything and last last last. Yes, they're expensive, but totally worth it.

Life is too short to be sewing on name tags!

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtle Tue 29-Jul-14 21:51:49

Name Label Co

pantsjustpants Tue 29-Jul-14 21:52:18

Get some Stickins. I spent years sewing on name tags, I wish I'd found these fabulous things years ago!

Happydaysatlastforthebody Tue 29-Jul-14 21:52:47

Oh just write your surname on the label with black marker.

You can hand that down to siblings then.

Parents pull the labels off to use for their own kids ie steal.

I work in a reception class.

Tigresswoods Tue 29-Jul-14 21:53:11

Get stikins. Seriously why are people still ironing & sewing when these exist?

NynaevesSister Tue 29-Jul-14 21:53:22

I sew on tags for the logo stuff. So much easier for teaching staff to read, doesn't wash out etc. But nothing neat for me. Needle and thread. Line the tag up on a seam or neck part of a jumper where there's a double layer of material. Do the ends of the label only. I just stick the needle through one layer of material so you can't see the stitching.

Iron on labels on shirts!

SevenZarkSeven Tue 29-Jul-14 21:53:26

Also people less likely to "forget" to give back an item of clothing that for mixed up if it had another child's name in it, in indelible ink!

ICanSeeTheSun Tue 29-Jul-14 21:53:40

Sewing makes it easy for other parents to unpick and relabel.

I pay for the names to be sew under the school logo. It fail proof of getting jumpers/cardi back.

BlackeyedSusan Tue 29-Jul-14 21:54:57

ideally you would borrow the white board marker pens they use in school as they never wash out without a lot of hassle and good fortune.

Staryyeyedsurprise Tue 29-Jul-14 21:56:48

You can get buttons preprinted with names and a little gadget to attach them with:

Much easier than sewing & more permanent than pen or ironing tags - takes seconds.

Staryyeyedsurprise Tue 29-Jul-14 21:57:33

grin @ blackeyedsusan

Valuenotadded Tue 29-Jul-14 21:59:30

I like the button tag idea a lot but dd and teachers should be able to read the name quickly and easily without having to look for it so not sure if the tag is to small...

I looked at "my name tag" and love the idea to just stick'em on. However some of the uniform items don't have a standard washing instructions tag and I gather that the stickers won't work on the actual garment. [clueless emoticon] also there is so much 'design choice' that I get overwhelmed and can't decide....

HaroldLloyd Tue 29-Jul-14 22:00:53

Woah people pull them out and steal them? Bastards!

Itsfab Tue 29-Jul-14 22:02:08

I use iron on and sew on name tapes and iron on transfers.

Sewing machine for name tapes is daft and a whole lot of faff.

Itsfab Tue 29-Jul-14 22:04:17

iirc buy via MN and you get a discount.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 29-Jul-14 22:08:43

I use the iron in ones from Easy2name and use the MN discount for school uniform. They go on the back at the top for shirts and jumpers, and in one of the front pockets for shorts or trousers. They easily last for a long as the clothes fit. The name stickers are good for lunch boxes, drinks bottles, shoes etc. too.

I also have sew in name tapes for longer lasting things like towels and flannels for cub camps and rugby training. I have put 'ds1's name Surname, ds2's name' on those tapes so they'll do for either of them depending which end I turn over before I sew them in.

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