How to Make Clothes Labels Out of Pillowcases!

Easy method to make clothes labels out of old pillowcases and sheets! Use Handmade Fabric Sewing Labels on gifts and crafts to sell.


– Transfer Paper – Clean fabric to reuse - like pillowcases, sheets or men's dress shirts – Baking Paper or Wax Paper (optional depending what type of transfer paper you use)

Step 1: Create a Label Template

First you need to create a label template to print onto your transfer paper. I did this in Microsoft Word by importing my Buttons for Beans logo in a JPEG format.

Step 2: Print on your Transfer Paper

Put the transfer paper into the printer and follow the transfer paper instructions to print your clothing label design.

Step 3: Transfer your Clothing Label Design onto Fabric

Lay out your material on a hard surface like a table or the floor with something underneath to provide a small amount of cushioning.

Step 4: Use Silicon Paper or Baking Paper to Fix your Clothing Labels

Peel off the backing paper and place the silicon paper or baking paper on top. Iron all over for roughly 30 seconds and peel off.

Step 5: Cut your Clothing Labels to Size

Finally, cut out your labels to the size you want. I like to leave a long edge so that I can fold them to reduce fraying.