I like making personalised gifts, so to be able to print my own labels and photos would be great.
I have purchased ready prepared fabric for printing on, but found it SO expensive, then through a mix of experimenting and getting it mostly wrong a lot of the time, I had a lightbulb moment that was confirmed during a foray on Pinterest where I found articles about exactly this!
This is a Ta-Dah technique rather than a Ta-Dah item!
I bought some white 100% cotton fabric. It's not the thickest in the world, but it will work. It is 150cm wide and I bought 30cm which is the height of a piece of A4 paper, this should give me around 7 A4 sheets at 21p each!
Slightly better value than this which I had previously purchased from Panduro Hobby at £19.90 for 5 sheets!
In addition I used Reynolds Freezer Paper from Amazon which I picked up for £5.76 (free P&P!), so at 12.1m, this equates to around 10p per A4 sheet of my printable fabric 'paper'......
I only needed my iron to attach the 2! I took apiece of printer paper for a size guage and once I had ironed the shiny side of the freezer paper to my cotton, cut a rough A4 size.
I then went to my cutting mat and using my largest ruler and trusty rotary cutter, still keeping the printer paper as a guide, cut my bonded fabric and freezer paper to A4 size.
Here it is......
So that I knew which way to load my paper, I printed my labels onto plain paper having first marked it with a cross for orientation.....
When it emerged, the cross was on the back, so this told me that I would have to load my paper fabric side down, freezer paper uppermost.
Which I did and then pressed print!
This is what came out................
Using my mat, ruler and rotary cutter, I cut my labels to size...........
And here is the finished label, ready to be sewn onto Little Lady's quilt!
All 31 pence of it! (In fact cheaper as I could have got 4 labels out of one piece of A4!)
I have used this technique to print more labels which I shall be sharing with you shortly.
Hope this proves useful, any questions then please ask!
See you soon,