Size Labeling Fingerless Mitts
I mentioned on Wednesday that I was looking at ways of keeping together and size labeling fingerless mitts for craft shows.
Here’s What I Came Up With For Size Labeling
First of all, it amazes me how much shit I have around to come up with solutions for things like sizing labels.
I didn’t want to add any cost, so I used only materials I had on-hand:
- Transparency Sheets for overhead projectors (I had a whole box of them for some reason)
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ laser-print label sheets
- 9/16th” hole punch
- 1/18th” hole punch
- Box of No. 00 closed coilless gilt finish safety pins
I simply created a document with different colored circles with 9/16″ diameter. Six different colors for each size and the abbreviation for the size. I printed a full sheet of labels. Punched them out with the 9/16″ hole punch. Added a 1/18″ hole at the top and attached two mitts together with the coilless safety pin.
Do I recommend this method for others?
Not really…who on Earth would have any of the five items I used? Never mind all five of them.
But I’m happy with the solution and may end up sizing hats this way as well.
“For sizing labels what about taking a piece of colored yarn and create a loop to tie them together. Use different colors for each size – red for large, blue for med, and yellow for sm. This way you can tell size at a glance. They can easily be tried on and will stay together.”
While customers couldn’t tell the sizing, this method would work perfectly well too.
I finished the unfinished pair of Rose’s Fingerless Mitts from the last blog entry and then finished another pair.
Turns out I have enough Briar Rose yarn to make yet another pair.
So I will. I haven’t yet gotten sick of making these. In fact, I’m looking forward to trying out a new yarn after I’m finished with the Briar Rose.