Step 1: Take a small rectangular piece of fabric ( mine is about 4"x 1.5").
Step 2: If you are using stamps, fold your piece in half to mark the middle so your print is positioned in the right spot. If not using any stamps, skip to step 4.
Step 3: Apply your stamp in the middle of the piece close to the folded side.
Step 4: Fold bottom and top long edges over so that they meet in the middle, but don't overlap. Press well.
Step 5: Fold in half and pin. Pinning helps keep fabric from shifting while you are sewing.
Step 6: Sew a button to the top layer of the label only so you can't see any threads on the back. Add some teeny running stitches around the button and on the left side of the button through both layers of the label. These stitches are going to secure both layers of the label in place.
Step 7: Run some stitches around your stamp print if you like. This is how your label should look like on the back side. You can use machine instead of hand sewing. That's all! Next time you are making something extra special, just add a teeny weeny label as well for that super-duper special touch.
I used my Stitching Companion to model the labels. I cannot wait to make the things I planned using the labels, I just have to wait a few more weeks till my wrist heals so I can really get back to my sewing machine and fabric stash.
Happy sewing everyone!