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Printable Labels for Handmade Items (Free Printable!)

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I’ve been working on ways to improve the packaging of my made-to-order items. Inspired by other labels I’ve seen, I decided to design my own. You are welcome to use them for your own sold items and gifts!

I created a wrap-around version, for smaller items:


…as well as a simple card for those items that are too large to be wrapped by a single sheet of paper:


Click the graphics below to download these PDFs, then print from your home computer (I used cardstock). Minimal ink, maximum cuteness!





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  • Chris Ruth February 23, 2014, 12:37 pm

    Oh, this is so nice! Am making Caps for Cancer and they suggested adding size and instructions for each cap! Love your information

    • Rebecca February 25, 2014, 9:50 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you’re finding a way to use it! I think it adds a nice extra touch. I’m planning to make some other styles soon 🙂

  • Regina April 17, 2014, 3:15 pm

    These are wonderful! Thank you so much for offering them up for us to use.

    • Rebecca April 17, 2014, 4:29 pm

      You’re welcome!

  • aussiebeachgirl April 25, 2014, 9:02 am

    Hi Rebecca. Just stumbled here via Pinterest, and so happy that I did. Thank you so much for making these little labels available to a technophobic such as myself! I was wondering whether you have included the reverse side care instructions somewhere else? Or how can I add them to your labels? Would appreciate all hints and tips. Huge thanks, heather 🙂

    • Rebecca April 28, 2014, 7:22 pm

      Aww you’re so welcome! Actually, I don’t include the instructions anywhere because with all the different types of care instructions possible with various yarns and other crafts, it was sort of an impossible task. I simply hand write the directions on the back of the card after I cut it out. 🙂

      • Cindy Robison July 17, 2017, 11:25 am

        I’m just taking up crocheting. I am about 2/3 of the way through this blanket. It’s coming out REALLY nice. I’d like to put a gift card but I don’t really know the care instructions. What kind of things do you write on the back?? Thanks!! Cindy

        • Rebecca July 17, 2017, 12:13 pm

          Just look at the label on the yarn you’re using 🙂 If the stitching is very delicate though, I’ll recommend hand washing and laying flat to dry regardless of what the yarn suggests.

    • April Friedman August 13, 2017, 8:37 pm

      You can print the instructions on a large shipping label (copied from the yarn package) and then stick it to the back of the card.

  • Monie May 25, 2014, 12:22 pm

    I love these, thank you for making them available. I thought it would be easy to use the care instructions from various yarns from the yarn package and then print two sided copies.

    • Rebecca May 26, 2014, 4:38 pm

      Great idea, Monie!

  • yvette June 17, 2014, 11:36 am

    Love love love…my hubby always wants me to add a tag to my handmade gifts, which I never have handy and this is perfect!!!

    • Rebecca June 17, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Awesome! I’m glad you found them! 🙂

  • aurélie November 29, 2014, 2:38 am

    I love these! Thank you 🙂

  • Pam S April 4, 2015, 12:03 pm

    Love the labels! Thank you so much!!

  • Roberta Granada Mendes Bortoluzzi May 10, 2015, 3:02 am

    Olá amiga, estou passando por aqui mais uma vez, desculpa por não deixar comentário na maioria das vezes que te visito, mas dessa vez tenho que confessar que o teu blog está muito bonito, ah, e estou te seguindo há bastante tempo já, beijokas
    Visite meu blog – Tita Carré – Crochet

  • Jayme May 11, 2015, 6:03 pm

    Did you use a certain program to create your labels? I’m looking into selling some of my crochet items at a local store and although I love yours I have a few ideas of my own and wanted to try my hand at making some. Thanks!

    • Rebecca May 11, 2015, 6:29 pm

      Photoshop 🙂

      • Jayme May 11, 2015, 6:35 pm

        Thank you! 🙂

  • Lynnette Wilkie May 13, 2015, 6:37 am

    Love these – thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Trish Halliday August 20, 2015, 10:32 am

    What a great idea…thanks for sharing it.

  • Trish August 24, 2015, 1:40 am

    Absolutely beautiful

  • anita graves September 10, 2015, 7:49 pm

    thank you so much ,,,

  • kimberly bunk October 21, 2015, 4:46 pm

    ai am hoping to get back into crocheting since I have been out of commission for health reasons/ I cant wait to try this. thanks.

  • Gna December 15, 2015, 7:25 pm

    Thank you so much! I’m using these for my fingerless gloves and archer vests that I’m making for Christmas.

  • Dee Couvillon January 5, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Thank you for the “Handmade Cards”. It seems all I can ever find are the ones for baked goods. I did find an article on how to take care of an afghan but even that is not the same.
    Thanks again,

  • Rosetta W January 22, 2016, 7:25 am

    This is very nice.

  • Lesley February 11, 2016, 4:11 pm

    Thank you so mych for the pattern and the link to the labels x

  • Heather February 17, 2016, 11:29 am

    Thanks so much for making your labels available to me. I just finished a blanket for my sister and this will be a nice touch. Thank you!

  • Lori L Peffer March 16, 2016, 12:10 am


  • Spinnin Jenny May 26, 2016, 11:42 pm

    I’ve just found your website after seeing the Midwives’ Blanket, and browsing through your blog. I love the idea of these labels! I usually include the wrapper from the skein of yarn with my gifts. The back side of your label could have the care label from the yarn skein taped onto it. I’m always hoping one of my grandkids will take up crochet, so it has a two fold purpose! They get a handmade item and I get to parade a pattern before them! Hee-Hee!! I’m hoping one of them will take the “carrot” and I can pass along my love of crochet.

  • Janet June 9, 2016, 4:47 pm

    And here I was just thinking how I needed your lovely labels. They are a great idea. Thank you.

  • debbie clark July 11, 2016, 4:32 pm

    Thank You so very much, it so appreciated, i love all your work you do.

  • Rita October 13, 2016, 12:29 pm

    This is awesome! I have begun crocheting blankets and shawls for the elderly and needed a way to include care instructions besides using a yarn label which has rather small print. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Marcia October 21, 2016, 9:28 pm

    love you labels . they are great

  • Sharon Spallane October 30, 2016, 4:11 pm

    Will come in helpful when I give things to people for care instuctions

  • Andrea Muse November 8, 2016, 3:20 pm

    Hi Rebecca,

    I love your work and thanks for making things user friendly!

    Peace & Blessings,

  • Sandy December 1, 2016, 1:13 am

    You are wonderful and I love your tags! Thank you so much for sharing them! I will need to watch what else you are doing!

    🙂 Sandy

  • Su December 1, 2016, 5:00 am

    I love this label.

  • Su December 1, 2016, 5:05 am

    I love this.

  • Fiona Stevenson December 9, 2016, 1:59 pm

    Thank you so much for these wonderful labels!!!!

  • Shirley Mitchell December 21, 2016, 11:34 am

    Thank you so much for letting us use your designer labels. Theybare a wonderful expression of love.

  • Rosalie McCreary December 24, 2016, 2:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing these labels! I guess I missed them last year! They will be useful when I can start crocheting again for longer periods of time! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Congratulations on your soon to be new little Monkey! Happy New Year!

  • Lynda May 19, 2017, 3:20 pm

    I would like the free pattern.

    • Rebecca May 21, 2017, 10:08 pm

      What free pattern are you referring to?

  • Jane August 18, 2017, 7:49 am

    These are great labels – thank you for sharing, they are perfect to use when giving hand made gifts. Now I need to learn to crochet – Love your patterns so much, I will forward your link to my friends who crochet.

  • Mary Tringale September 12, 2017, 9:03 am

    Would love these. Thank you so much I love yo give my crochets products as gifts

  • Angelina June 29, 2018, 8:11 pm

    There is no link for the free pattern, it just takes to the page that says you used card stock for the labels. Can you send me a link?

    • Rebecca June 30, 2018, 8:01 pm

      I’m not sure what pattern you are looking for 🙂

  • Colleen August 8, 2018, 11:32 pm

    Perfect! Thanks for sharing your work.

  • Veronica Ruiz-Ortega December 12, 2018, 6:00 pm

    Thank you so much for this.