DIY backpack label.

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Don’t lose your child’s backpack amongst the hundreds at school.  Here’s a quick and easy way to label your child’s bag without a Sharpie.

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Buy iron-on patches from the dollar store.  Use them like construction paper and cut out the letters of your child’s name.  If you’re not one to free-hand cut, you could always use a stencil and a white pencil crayon to help you out.

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Once cut, space them out to make sure they fit okay and centre.  You’re now ready to iron them on.

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Before ironing, I tucked a pot holder underneath.  I wasn’t sure if the iron might affect the fabric of the backpack (melt it or leave a shiny mark).

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I also placed a tea towel over top of the letters before I ironed (for the same reason).  Just make sure that when you put the towel down, your letters don’t shift before ironing.

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After ironing, it turns out like this…


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To make sure that the letters don’t peel off as the year goes on, I’m going to quickly go around each letter with a few stitches using black thread.

And that’s it!  Just another way of labeling your kids’ things without a Sharpie marker that bleeds.


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