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.
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.
Once cut, space them out to make sure they fit okay and centre. You’re now ready to iron them on.
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).
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.
After ironing, it turns out like this…
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.