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Is it considered slovenly to write names on everything or do I have to sew labels on like a saddo?

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oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:26:13

I have written names on so far for dd1 but she only had coat/gloves/scarf combo for playgroup

School 'strongly recommend sewn in labels'

will my card be marked as Sloth if I send her in with marker pen tags on her cardigan?

MaureenMcGonagall Wed 18-Jul-07 13:27:50

Well, since they make laudry pens to do exactly that job, thats what I'm gonna do! Oh and a lot of school clothes even provide a little dotted line for you to write on to!

totaleclipse Wed 18-Jul-07 13:28:05

Biro stays on better IMO

Tortington Wed 18-Jul-07 13:28:11

if you send her in with shoes in oldham surely its a bonus

NeverTickleASleepingSoupDragon Wed 18-Jul-07 13:28:14

Oh write them in. Life's too short for sewing/ironing in sodding name tags.

Ecmo Wed 18-Jul-07 13:28:50

buy iron on ones....MUCH easier

NeverTickleASleepingSoupDragon Wed 18-Jul-07 13:29:27

Nothing is easier than a pen.

lucykate Wed 18-Jul-07 13:30:17

i just write all dd's. the name needs re-doing occasionally, fades in the wash

MaureenMcGonagall Wed 18-Jul-07 13:30:23

I bought the name tags, all lovely and printed, when dd started school at 5. I think I bought a pack of 100. I believe, now she is just leaving year 6, I have about 92 left!

throckenholt Wed 18-Jul-07 13:30:33

well I am a sloven as well then .

Even more so - I just write the surname - that happily covers handmedowns as well !

oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:31:00

laundry pen?

have not heard of one of those fandangoes

sounds right up my (lazy) street

biro has stayed on her cardigan and coat etc but they, ahem, don't get washed that often

have just spent my lunch hour in M&S getting all giddy over uniforms

MaryAnnSingleton Wed 18-Jul-07 13:31:05

I'm very old fashioned and have Cash's name tapes which I then sew on (badly) ...guess it's because my mum had them for us and they look nice ! but not slovenly to write them by hand .

oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:32:11

throkenholt - I cross out DD1 and scrawl DD2 underneath


loads of mums have ordered Shoe Tags - WTF are they?

MaureenMcGonagall Wed 18-Jul-07 13:32:58

Woolworths or Wilkos do them. Strangly, in the sewing section! Black permenant marker works just as well though.

DrNortherner Wed 18-Jul-07 13:34:14

Oh no I sew the in all properly and they are still all firmly in place and he is just ending his reception year.

I will sew again for new term in SEpember.

<POlishes halo>

DrNortherner Wed 18-Jul-07 13:34:41

Black permanat marker bleeds imo.

oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:35:10

<<crosses Northerner off sane MN'er list>>

DrNortherner Wed 18-Jul-07 13:35:29

And I am no saddo

<stern look>

purpleturtle Wed 18-Jul-07 13:36:47

Are you calling me a saddo?

I actually like sewing in name tapes. And unpicking them to reuse them.

Hmmm... maybe you have a point.

oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:37:52

I don't have time to faff about though

how long does it take you?

I have about 6 tops, 2 skirts, cardigans, bags, shoes

fortyplus Wed 18-Jul-07 13:38:07

I always use sew in labels for items that get taken off and left lying around - jumpers and blazers, PE socks (you can't really write on a sock, can you?)

Everything else I write in with a permanent marker.

Top tip for boys' black shoes - use a silver or gold paint marker pen!

MaureenMcGonagall Wed 18-Jul-07 13:38:16

Do children really loose shoes at school? Mind you, the amount of lost property I've seen in our school office is incredible. I've seen the same pair of glasses on the side for at least 3 months!

ShrinkingVenomousTentacular Wed 18-Jul-07 13:38:18

I like sewing in name labels - sadly I only have one child at school, and 14 year olds are fairly unlikely to lose their school shirt .

DrNortherner Wed 18-Jul-07 13:38:29

Unpicking to reuse?!! Hadn't thought of that.

Am so going to do that now.

<gets all excited>

Olice, I feel like a proper woman and mother when I sew. Tis therapeutic.

<darns another sock>

oliveoil Wed 18-Jul-07 13:39:05

oh she can lose socks imo

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