If you love fabrics as much as I do it always feels wrong to throw away even the smallest scraps of fabric. As a soft furnisher there are only so many covered buttons you can make! Of course you could keep them for a future patchwork project or donate them to schools.
Instead I thought I would show you how you can create some eye-catching labels with tiny pieces of fabric.
This summer I wanted to make some Elderflower cordial. I recycled some used bottles which were a bit plain and because I wanted to give a couple of bottles as gifts they needed prettying up. I decided to make some gift labels and use the small pieces of fabric. As you see they can turn a drab bottle into something more personal.
Here’s a step by step guide on how to create some beautiful labels for bottles, jars or presents.
You will need:
thin card (any colour will do)
small eyelet machine (hole punch if you do not have one)
pen (calligraphy if you have one)
The labels have three sections.
First step, cut your card to fit the bottle, jar or present. This is down to personal preference. My card label size was 5cm x 9cm.
Next step, using your pinking shears, cut some fabric slightly smaller than the card so the card creates a slight border.
Then cut the top label. My size was 1.5cm x 8cm. (This is the section you write on)
Next, stack each section on top of each other
You now have some lovely personalised labels. Tie to the bottle or use sellotape to secure.
I hope you enjoy making these. Good luck. Sarah. x