Presentation and “branding” are important aspects of any business whether big or small. Because of this, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to present my items in a more professional manner. For my pillows, I decided to make a fabric tag that can be sewn in. It’s quite simple to create using the print and cut feature on Make the Cut.
- Sewing Machine
- Red Capped Blade
- Inkjet Printer
- Heat Transfer Inkject Paper
- 1.5 inch wide ribbon
- KNK Zing settings for cutting tag:
- Multicut – 1
- Speed – 10
- Force – 20 to 40
Import image into Make the Cut as a Pixel Trace
- Set Threshold to 250 and make sure Texturize Path and Blackout Path are checked.
- Select Apply Changes > Import > Finish Tracing
- Now ****Mirror**** your image
- Now go to Edit > Shape Magic > Shadow Layer
- Adjust Shadow Width. I used .0200 inches. The two boxes under Options should be checked.
- Print file onto your transfer paper. (First double check to make sure your image is mirrored…. voice of experience here!)
- Go to File > Print Options and make sure you have Print Registration Marks checked. I also like to Show Registration Marks on Mat, and Show Paper on Mat.
- Place your transfer paper on mat and complete your print and cut. (If you are not familiar with print and cut, make sure you look at the MTC user’s manual. I would suggest you do some practice first, as it takes a little time to understand the process.)
- Cut a piece of ribbon about 4 inches long. (This will probably be more than you need, but you can trim later.)
- Fold ribbon in half to get an idea how you want to sew it to your seam, and where the image placement should be.
- Carefully remove your cut image and place face down on a piece of ribbon. Make sure you allow room for you seam allowance.
- Follow instructions on your heat transfer paper and iron the transfer image onto your ribbon.
- If your ribbon seam is not going to be hidden, you may want to put right sides together and stitch the ribbon seam now, so that the ribbon is in a loop. (If it will be hidden in a seam of the item it is going on, it doesn’t matter.)
Now you have a cute little tag you can sew into your project!