Monday, December 23, 2013

Fabric labeling idea

When I went to the Los Angeles Mood store I fell in love with the stickers they put on the fabric I purchased. On each cut they labeled the yardage and I thought, "why don't I do that to my fabrics at home?"

At my local office supply store I purchased stickers of my own. I plan on labeling each piece in my stash with the yardage amount and width. You can never be too organized, right?

Do any of you have a system like this, or am I the only unorganized one out here? :)

17 comments:

  1. That's an excellent idea! I always keep postits by my machine for noting things...labeling the fabric would be so much easier than the process of remeasuring everything. So will you keep a couple stickers in your handbag so that you can label it before you leave the store?

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  2. such a good idea. one of the online fabric stores does that too - fabric.com or fabricmart, I forget. It makes it so much easier! I never thought to buy my own stickers though!

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  3. Great idea! I've been wanting to do this for so long -- I travel and buy fabrics when I travel -- sometimes I remember -- quite a few times I don't!

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  4. That's a good idea! I usually pin a little piece of paper to my fabric, but then I have to remember the pins are there when I'm stash diving so I don't stab myself! Lynne

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  5. Great idea! I love the little Mood stickers, but it hadn't occurred to me to make my own labels.

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  6. Love it! One of my goals for 2014 is to organize and label my stash. I have a system of notecards that I use, but I love this very easy system you've got going on. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I noticed a while back that all the remnants I purchased had a little cardboard tag with the fabric type, amount and cost stapled on it. So now, whenever I purchase fabric, I like to do the same when I get home. I try to include the $ I paid, as well as the fabric content and if I have prewashed it or how it can be washed.

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  8. I have my entire fabric stash online for the whole world to see. Eep!
    http://www.vintagezest.com/2013/08/my-complete-fabric-stash.html

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  9. That would really help me remember what fabric is called in general... I always think everything NOT cotton is Garbadine... heavens knows what that is anyways?!



    LOVE TO YOU

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  10. Ally Design Rewind FashionsDecember 24, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    You could also add information the fabric bolt may have like washing instructions or fabric content! Love this idea!

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  11. This is very organized of you, great idea! I think one of my 2014 goals will be to get organized!!

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  12. try a staple instead.

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  13. Earlier this year I made my own wee labels so I could remember where I brought the fabric, what the fabric content is, width and length and price. I recently added a wee tick box so I would know if I had pre-washed or not. I just print cut and pin to my fabric pieces. I love them.

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  14. Ooh, this is so smart! I used to staple little swatches to fabric info sheets I printed out from Sew Weekly, I think, but it got tricky to store all the sheets and I haven't kept up with it. Using stickers is a great idea, although I do find those Mood stickers all over my apartment when they fall off!

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  15. Definitely a great idea!!!! I should really start doing this.

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  16. I am super unorganised - I kind of know in my head, but really must get organised this year. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  17. What a good idea! I hardly have any fabric in my stash (am just starting out) but already I don't know what the heck I've got in my little cupboard.

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