by noah 26 Jul 2014

Oh boy i got asked to make at least 50 tags for a handy cap boys t-shirts .When he goes to a group home they steal his shirts as his Mom buys him the best.

Anyways Mops i been trying to work this out in my 5d all by myself .She said make some so she can have an idea .
I never did this before so i am having fun :):).
As you can see i tried a few ways but nothing really suits me .Would be easy with help but********
What do you all think??Help needed please???Thanks Hugs Carolyn

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by olds 30 Jul 2014

Carolyn, If the lady can afford expensive shirts, she can afford to order
name tapes from a fabric store. They come quickly and can be ironed on. I ordered them for my sons and they lasted for years.

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by hagridsmom 30 Jul 2014

from my years of working with people in these situations I agree nice things tend to disappear ... I like her choice and agree with the comment below that tags are easily removed. If you could do it on the shirt or garment somehow it might have a better chance of staying with him.
You might have to get inventive to work around this problem. I actually have dyed white ladies cotton panties a grass green color and they stayed with her! They looked pretty good too.

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by Wendyy 27 Jul 2014

I do not know the first thing about digitizing but I think it looks great.
Wendy

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by lbrow 27 Jul 2014

Looking very good Carolyn/Lillian

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks hugs

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by ajmmjs 27 Jul 2014

i got asked to make names for a nursing home pt. i also did a block font but i used black n dk blue and red.lots of dark colors so the laundry can return her clothes.things with no names go missing quickly.you are doing a good job!

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks hugs

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by noah 27 Jul 2014

i showed her this afternoon and she choose one in the frame in the middle on the left no border !!!thanks everyone!!!hugs

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vickiannette by vickiannette 27 Jul 2014

So now you are gonna be very busy my friend, making 50!!! should keep you out of trouble for a little while xx

noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

yes a little a day maybe right hehe

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by robinbird 27 Jul 2014

These tags you've done look lovely& should really make a great asset for this boy too. This helps me consider making some for my mom who's got eyesight problems due to macular degeneration. Thanks for sharing your work. :~D

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

your welcome hugs

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by pldc 27 Jul 2014

Yup I agree too simple block style letter & sewn into the hem so hard to remove! ~hugs~

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks hugs

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by pennyhal2 27 Jul 2014

I too like the plainerr font. I'd put his name in big letters on the back so that it is easily identifiable. It shouldn't be a problem for the people at the camp to know his name.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks

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by gwillmann 27 Jul 2014

I agree with the block letters. To cut down on fraying, have you thought about doing the initials on 1 inch grosgrain ribbon? You can quickly pass the cut ends over a flame to seal the edges (Try this on scrap first to get the hang of it.) Then the mother can use it as a tag or a label.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks

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by airyfairy 27 Jul 2014

As beautiful as these fonts are Carolyn, I think a much more simple font that is easily read. If his shirts are tucked in I would stitch the name straight on to the hem. Labels can be easily taken off.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks

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by asterixsew Moderator 27 Jul 2014

I like them all. As long as you use the same logo for all the shirts you will be fine. Maybe the boys mother needs to buy cheaper shirts and if he takes a set amount someone should be checking that he returns with what he entered with.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by 02kar Moderator 27 Jul 2014

I think you are doing a great job with this. I agree a simple font is best. If the shirts are still being stolen, it would be best for you to embroider his name onto the shirt itself.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

graceandham by graceandham 27 Jul 2014

We have a young friend in the nursing home because of cerebral palsy and any time I make him something nice, I make sure his name is extra large on it somewhere, because the workers take home nice clothes quickly! Pillowcases, wheelchair bag or whatever!

noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

yes she thinks it was someone like that to ???hugs

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by sonjapotgieter 27 Jul 2014

black always the best like the fine swirly one...Great

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by sewilso 27 Jul 2014

Definitely simpler block, what a job Carolyn!!! You'll have it done in no time the way you sew!

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by vickiannette 27 Jul 2014

you are doing a fine job here Carolyn. However if the lad is likely to be with other handicapped persons, they will only recognize simple shape and perhaps one special colour or maybe a symbol associated with your friend. Please show us your final choice.xx

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Jul 2014

But if a kid goes home with a tshirt that has another kid's name on it, she'll know it belongs to someone else and perhaps return it.

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by pennifold 27 Jul 2014

I'm with everyone else I don't like fancy writing on children's tags etc. The easier to read the better and good on you for doing them. You're an angel. Love Chris

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by mops Moderator 27 Jul 2014

Nice work Carolyn. I agree with the others about the choice of the font - there are so many to choose from, but the simple Block is probably the best choice.

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by basketkase 27 Jul 2014

These are all great, Carolyn.....I do agree with the others on using block letters for kids......easier to distinguish.......

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by Leaha 26 Jul 2014

The only problem I see with 'tags' is that if some one had the ingenuity they could cut them out...unless she glued and sewed them down all the way around. I also think simple bold block letters would be better seen and understood. :-)

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

Thanks

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by gerryb 26 Jul 2014

My only suggestion is to make the font block. Depending on the handicap, they may not be able to actually read the really fancy fonts. But block is very easy to read. They look nice! You're a sweetie to do this!

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noah by noah 27 Jul 2014

thanks

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