Supplies: 1.25 inch Rug binding or twill tape-there is an adhesive variety, do not purchase this...we need to iron our labels and it simply won't work for our purposes.
Stamp Pad- I use an acid free pad intended for paper
Iron with steam
Begin by cutting your twill tape to desired length. It should extend about 1 inch past your text and logo, mine tend to be about 3 inches (If you're making a mass quantity I recommend cutting and stamping one before you cut them all and realize that it is too short).
Once the ink has dried (usually just a couple of minutes), take a hot iron to them to heat set the ink. I have never had a problem with ink transferring to my iron, but if you are worried you may choose to use a pressing cloth.
Fold the ends back at least 1/4 inch and press
Get out the Heat n' Bond and cut 1 inch strips
One side is a smooth paper, and the other side is a rough adhesive.
Cut to the length of your label and iron with steam the rough side of the Heat n' Bond to the back of your label.
When you are ready to use your label simply peel off the paper to reveal the fusible surface.
I use a steamy hot iron to attach the label to my products, I then stitch around the perimeter of the label to reinforce the hold. I have never encountered any problems with this method and enjoy the homespun look of them.
I purchased my "Hand Made" stamp from The Small Object she has great stuff!
I hope this tutorial is clear, let me know if there is something that I've missed.
I will answer any incoming questions in the comment section so that everyone can benefit...
Good luck and go make something!
Please Note: I do not make any claims regarding the longevity of the ink used in this method of label-making with repeated washings. These labels may not be suitable for garments or other items requiring routine machine washing. You may wish to seek out permanent stamp pads designed for use with fabric.