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What type of labels for school clothes?

(18 Posts)
musttidyupmusttidyup Sat 20-Aug-11 20:37:45

Clip on or iron on? Or are both fine? Would take me too long to do sew in ones. Not sure what to order.

Seona1973 Sat 20-Aug-11 20:53:26

I use iron on labels from easy2name - there is a 10% mumsnet discount available too.

MadameCastafiore Sat 20-Aug-11 20:54:24


chicaguapa Sat 20-Aug-11 20:55:19

I like the look of the clip on ones. I have loads of the woven tapes but it says you can use the clips with them too. I've never liked the iron on ones as I like to remove the names when I pass the clothes on.

activate Sat 20-Aug-11 20:55:21

a pen

use a pen

you will be doing so in a couple of years anyway

you can get a special fabric pen - but an old fashioned biro will do

write in on the label


PandaG Sat 20-Aug-11 20:55:41

sharpie marker on the label. Seriously!

musttidyupmusttidyup Sat 20-Aug-11 21:05:41

grinpen! Why did I not think of a pen! Does it not wash out? Is there space on labels for name?
(too lazy to get off arse and look)

Seona1973 Sat 20-Aug-11 21:57:21

you can get laundry markers and you should find a space on most labels

DrKoothrappali Sat 20-Aug-11 22:49:40

I have these and they are excellent and really good value for money.

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 07:17:34

over the school years it will fade - especially as you hand it down to subsequent children - guess what? you re-write it grin

oh and a word of advice, write on your surname only then when you hand it down it doesn't matter

musttidyupmusttidyup Sun 21-Aug-11 07:20:54

@ activate genius!

EttiKetti Sun 21-Aug-11 07:34:30

Thank goodness someone else said pen. I've used a CD writer pen for years. Saves time and money and more importantly effort!

treesinthebreeze Sun 21-Aug-11 09:17:45

If you decide to write your child's name, please, please, please do re-write when it becomes faded. As a teacher, I can't tell you how much time I spend trying to work out a mostly-faded name written on labels. Argh!

maxybrown Sun 21-Aug-11 09:21:26

Yes or unreadable or too similar to another in the class. Plus I have known people/children to just snip labels out grin

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 09:32:18

you are the only teacher in the entire world who has ever tried to read labels then grin

lost property is the responsibility of the child / parent - not the teacher IME

maxybrown Sun 21-Aug-11 09:40:26

try telling half the parents that activate!

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 09:54:42

I think teachers do that very well

you know the eye roll, heavy sigh and the "Lost property is kept in the office or you are welcome to come and look in the classroom"

musttidyupmusttidyup Sun 21-Aug-11 14:14:32

Bloody right too! I would much rather the teacher was planning/ preparing/ taking care of rather than looking for lost property!

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