Just lately I have been taking extra time to try to make my sewing projects as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. In order to enjoy the whole sewing process more I have decided to slow down a little, pop on a sewing podcast whilst I sew (which has significantly improved my whole sewing experience – and I would particularly recommend listening to the wonderful Helen and Caroline who host the Love to Sew Podcast), and pay particular attention to finishing my seams nicely and trying to remember to attach my little ‘Sew Dainty’ clothing labels to each piece, which in my haste to finish my garments I have been forgetting to do quite a bit until now….
When I was approached by The Dutch Label Shop for my opinion on their products, I jumped at the chance of checking out what looked like some seriously impressive woven labels.
I’ve been using little ‘Sew Dainty’ clothing labels in my handmade garments for over a year now. I started with printed satin ribbon – cheap and cheerful, but not great. The ink fades after a few washes and the needle can cause ‘pulls’ in the satin ribbon where it punctures it when sewing them in. I upgraded to some simple woven labels a few months later and these were much better but just lacked the ‘wow’ factor.
Enter now the Dutch Label Shop Custom Woven Labels . I’m speechless. They are divine.
In order to have the most fabulous clothing labels I knew that I wanted to use the Sew Dainty header which runs across the top of the home page of my website. It has a white background with black lettering and gold spots.
The label ordering process couldn’t have been simpler. Let me tell you that I am not great with anything technical, but it was very straightforward. I simply popped on over to the Dutch Label Shop website, selected the ‘Brand Labels’ and ‘Woven Logo Labels’ options and went ahead and uploaded the jpg file of my blog header image. Simple.
You can select how your label is folded (several options) and your exact size dimensions by using a sliding scale. Next, choose your colours. Easy for me, I wanted a white base colour, and for my logo colours I needed black and sparkling gold. These were pretty simple but if you are after another colour you are treated to a wonderful choice of shades – for example if you need the colour green for your label there are 19 shades to choose from! WOW.
I selected the sew-on option, but there is an iron-on choice too. I also chose to have a double white background. This is recommended when choosing a white or light coloured label with dark stitching details, and ensures that the dark thread will not show through. Clever.
A helpful comment box is included so that you can communicate any information to the designers to help them with your order, and you can also ask for a photo proof of the proposed label where a photograph of the finished label can sent to you for approval before the order is finally made up.
Finally choose your quantity and you are done! I will say that whilst you are going through this process, there is a box on the screen which continuously updates your total order price as you go along so you can adjust this if necessary as you plan your perfect labels.
Although they are shipped from overseas they arrived quickly, in a week, packaged securely in a resealable plastic bag inside a jiffy bag. The detail is beautiful, accurate and precise, and I cannot fault them.
Since they arrived I have been so excited to include them in my garments and they look amazing. I am super happy to see my little ‘Sew Dainty’ sparkling gold spots on the labels in my clothes, but should mention that the basic woven labels that Dutch Label Shop have look pretty special too. You can choose a template or design your own, select your font and add a little symbol if you like ( there are lots of sewing symbols to choose from). So cute.
Whilst I was lucky enough to have these labels gifted to me, I can assure you that my review of them is entirely honest and I am sharing with you my delight on what I think is a fantastic product. Do check out the customer reviews on the Dutch Label Shop website and you will see what I am talking about.
A huge thank you to The Dutch Label Shop. I am over the moon with my labels, your customer service and quick delivery.
It’s been lovely posting a product review on the site today, I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you pop a clothing label in your handmade wardrobe too?
Take care and I’ll be back soon,