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.
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.
I do not know the first thing about digitizing but I think it looks great.
Looking very good Carolyn/Lillian
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!
i showed her this afternoon and she choose one in the frame in the middle on the left no border !!!thanks everyone!!!hugs
So now you are gonna be very busy my friend, making 50!!! should keep you out of trouble for a little while xx
yes a little a day maybe right hehe
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
your welcome hugs
Yup I agree too simple block style letter & sewn into the hem so hard to remove! ~hugs~
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
yes she thinks it was someone like that to ???hugs
black always the best like the fine swirly one...Great
Definitely simpler block, what a job Carolyn!!! You'll have it done in no time the way you sew!
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
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.
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
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.
These are all great, Carolyn.....I do agree with the others on using block letters for kids......easier to distinguish.......
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. :-)