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I need to name EVERYTHING - including tights; could anyone help with this?

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KatyMac Wed 30-Jul-14 20:47:22

I think name tags are out as people will just cut them out

& I don't fancy embroidering her name in everything

I can use a black marker pen for shoes I guess, but black leotards? & tights?

Do iron on letters work or are there pens you can get?

Stillnoidea Wed 30-Jul-14 20:48:26

You can get iron on name tapes.

BikeRunSki Wed 30-Jul-14 20:50:24

this thread should help

KatyMac Wed 30-Jul-14 21:06:11

Thanks - I have joined in

TeenAndTween Wed 30-Jul-14 21:17:04

Will people really cut them out even aged 16?

Will your DD not be reasonably good at keeping her kit together - or is this to do with communal washing or something?

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 30-Jul-14 21:24:45

I sew labels in tights. The iron on ones last about half a term before the transfers come off & they come in white only (fine for black footless but don't show up well in pink ballet)

Do not underestimate vocational school/college changing room mess. Stuff gets thrown everywhere

Label Everything!!!

KatyMac Wed 30-Jul-14 21:27:26

At the last show she was in people were riffling through costume change piles in the wings to 'steal' a better pair of tights or accessory

So everything is being named

Don't sewn labels show through the clothes Pictures?

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 30-Jul-14 21:35:25

They don't seem to.

Ill send you some pictures (but tomorrow as dd has just gone to bed)

KatyMac Wed 30-Jul-14 21:37:53


KatyMac Wed 30-Jul-14 21:41:43

There is a new pic of DD in chat, btw in case you're interested

JimBobplusasprog Thu 31-Jul-14 17:56:38

Laundry stamp may help in the leotard and tights situation. I never sew nametapes to labels due to th e ease of removing them

grovel Thu 31-Jul-14 18:28:30

The women in my family (and DH's) used to get together once a year for an evening of name tapes/markers etc. A (mini) army of daughters, mothers and grandmothers had a convivial evening getting the job done over spag bol and bottles of Chianti. I even came to look forward to it.

The men cooked the spag bol, washed up and were allowed to go the pub.

lljkk Thu 31-Jul-14 18:29:51

Light coloured items you may be able to just write name on there. Or silver pen on dark items.

Kenlee Fri 01-Aug-14 03:58:04

silk labels ....sewn into all clothing...

hard stuff...use brother labels...

Expensive stuff....write down S/ can check off and register number with House matron

NerfHerder Fri 01-Aug-14 09:57:39

For tights I use a marker in the waistband tbh (sew woven labels for almost everything else). They don't show through a leotard, however DD does not dance at the level yours does!
Grovel - sounds idyllic, like the Walton's orlittle house on the prairie. Sadly for us, it would mean just 2 of us sewing still, and DH in a pub by himself wink
Maybe you could loan out your family?

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 04-Aug-14 11:36:07

I've used these iron-in labels - - and after two years they still haven't come unstuck. The printing has faded, but you can write on them again in laundry marker/sharpie.

MackerelOfFact Mon 04-Aug-14 11:38:48

For some reason I thought this was going to be a thread about someone with an unstoppable compulsion to assign names inanimate objects.

Just me with that problem then. blush

MackerelOfFact Mon 04-Aug-14 11:39:53

(I was going to suggest Horace for the tights, BTW. Horace the hosiery. Obviously).

KatyMac Mon 04-Aug-14 12:51:54

I love Horace for hosiery - it's fab (& much easier than a name tape)

KatyMac Fri 22-Aug-14 22:11:59

I have ironed labels on everything - twice for the more expensive items!

I just have pointe shoes left to do!

The labels were fab & seem quite hardwearing

Thanks all

Missunreasonable Sun 24-Aug-14 11:18:06

I sew labels on most things and also use a sharpie to write in the clothes tag (double measure just in case).
For shoes and items that I can't sew a label into I use either a tippex pen or a sharpie pen (tippex for darks insoles etc).
I have to say that my main reason for being so neurotic about labelling is that my son is useless as taking care of his clothes and is regularly sent to check the lost property shelf for the items he left behind the previous day.

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