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Dull but need to know - do iron-on name labels work?

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supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:39:26

Or do they drop off after a few washes? DS off to school in September and would rather iron on all the labels instead of sewing.

ahundredtimeturners Sun 15-Jul-07 22:41:57

No I don't think they do. You either get the ones that do drop off, or the ones that stay on but the name slowly fades. You can then write the blardy name on with a laundry pen.

These are my thoughs on iron-on labels.

filchthemildmanneredjanitor Sun 15-Jul-07 22:42:48

sew ons are best.

look nicer too

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:44:26

Thanks a hundredtimeturners, saves me wasting my money then. Looks like I will have to spend ages sewing them all on then. Can't wait.

Ecmo Sun 15-Jul-07 22:44:43

I use these they are really good and I've used them alot...but I have to confess that unless I'm doing several items I tend to write the name on with a laundry pen.

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:45:18

ta ftmmj too.

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:46:20

Ecmo, thanks for link. do they not drop off then?

notasheep Sun 15-Jul-07 22:47:25

dds iron on labels have stayed on her school sweatshirts for 3 years!!!!
Bloody marvellous if you ask me

Ecmo Sun 15-Jul-07 22:48:09

mine haven't. The first ones I bought were cheaper and they sometimes came off but these one are still on.

notasheep Sun 15-Jul-07 22:48:24

Name doesnt fade either

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:49:52

Where do you get yours from, notasheep?

notasheep Sun 15-Jul-07 22:51:17

The White Company-I will never sew a label on thats for sure!

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:53:04

just looked on the white co website but cant find them. What are they under?

notasheep Sun 15-Jul-07 22:56:20

when i bought them i purchased them from their catalogue so no idea re on website

supertrouper Sun 15-Jul-07 22:56:51

ok thanks anyway.

SoMuchToBits Sun 15-Jul-07 22:57:42

M & S ones stay on.

AugustusRookWhooosh Sun 15-Jul-07 23:01:53

Oh bugger that sewing-on lark-write-on or stick on fro me [grior

kookaburra Mon 16-Jul-07 16:55:36

ARW - I'm with you. have always got labels from
the only thing they come off is swimming trunks after about a hundred wears so its no hardship just to iron another on. Also as DS2 wears DS1's handmedowns, I just iron his lavels over the top and they stay on too. ( I buy different colours for each to make sorting th elaundry easier. The good thing about ireon-ons is that i put a label in EVERYTHING they own, not just school uniform, so makes life easier - would never bother if i had to sew 'em in

LindsayJ Fri 01-Jul-11 14:27:48

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bruffin Fri 01-Jul-11 14:42:15

These are brilliant

bruffin Fri 01-Jul-11 14:44:37

although this is the brand i bought

bruffin Fri 01-Jul-11 16:49:49

just realised this was bumped for advertising.

mousymouse Fri 01-Jul-11 16:57:49

sew ons: can I get my friendly dry cleaning guy to do that for me? what would that cost?

GrimmaTheNome Fri 01-Jul-11 17:03:02

Most kids schoolclothes have a label on them somewhere or other that's big enough to write on with a laundry marker or other indelible fineliner pen. About the only thing I ever sew labels onto now is PE socks.

Take my word for it and save yourself hours and ££ !

startail Wed 06-Jul-11 14:36:11

You buy hundreds of labels, you sew them on in reception, they grow out of their uniform in 6 months. You can't find the labels, you scribble the name in the new uniform in biro (or laundry pen, but good biro lasts just as long).
Save yourself the money don't bother buying the labels to start withsmile

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