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Clothing Name Tags and Monograms

These labels are so cute, you may not want to hide them inside clothing. While the sew-on name tags and monograms are great for IDing kids’ stuff for school and camp, the badges can also add a graphic element to clothes and more.


  • Letter stamps
  • Fabric ink pad
  • Twill tape
  • Scissors
  • Thread and needle


  1. Step 1

    Select letter stamps, press them into a fabric ink pad, and stamp onto twill tape.

  2. Step 2

    Trim the tape, and sew it in place, stitching close to the edges to prevent twill tape from fraying.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2011

Reviews (5)

  • pinky3 28 Aug, 2011

    Thanks to MLM 247! Also a good reminder to teachers not to post welcome bulletin boards with students names and photos and to well meaning relatives who gift kids with personalized backpacks, etc. That said, these are fun to design and make with your child and teaches monogram and initials to little ones.

  • EvilMoose 28 Aug, 2011

    great idea! this tape may work

  • cpamomof3 28 Aug, 2011

    What is Twill tape? Brand? Where to Buy? What is fabric ink pad? Brand? Where to Buy? Thanks

  • MLM247 27 Aug, 2011

    Never EVER attach, sew, or print the name of your children on their clothing where another person could read it. This encourages bullying by older children. It encourages people whom your child does not know to speak to him and lure him away. It places your child at risk and it will be your fault. Name tags go on the inside of clothes.

  • This2That 27 Aug, 2011

    Great idea!1