Handmade Care Labels :: Printables

I have been knitting for about two years, and my closet has quickly filled with scarves and cowls. A person can only have so many neck-themed accessories, so this Christmas I will be presenting some knitted items to my loved ones.

Rather than including the care label that came with the yarn with each piece, I’ve created these care labels that can be easily customized with a few handwritten notes.

How to Customize the Labels

This symbol stands for machine wash. You can write down the water temperature on the line (Cold, Warm, Hot). If the item should be handwashed, simply cross out this symbol and write “handwash” on the line.

This symbol stands for bleach. Some people really love to use bleach, especially on blankets and dish cloths. Let them know if bleach is okay for the yarn that you used. If it’s not, cross out this symbol.

Most knitted pieces should be dried flat to help them keep their shape, but not always. This symbol stands for dry flat, but you can write “tumble dry” on the line if you want.

How to Print and Cut the Labels

What you’ll need:

  • Printer
  • Paper (I recommend card stock)
  • Paper cutter – the rotary paper trimmers that are popular with crafters work best, but you can also use a t-square and razor blade. Scissors make it tricky to get a perfect square.
  • Hole punch
  • String or ribbon

The cards are designed for a printer with 0.25″ margins. Each tag is 2.5″ x 2.5″. Start measuring and cutting from the top left corner.

Click here to download pdf

NOTE – these are offered for your personal use only. You cannot reproduce for profit or present as an original design.


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