New Sew-In Labels For Your Bag or Purse Creations

Lazies, I have a new product to share with you today, and a clue for the ones I’ll announce next week.

New: Sew-In Labels

Brand new to Lazy Girl Designs is our sew-in label. This is the first item to sport our new logo, too! Thank you to all who posted lovely comments about the new logo!

The sew-in label is due to the requests of the Lazies in my Yahoo group. The Lazies wanted a nice, woven, custom label to sew into their Lazy Girl creations.

They asked, and who am I to argue?

We went through a number of design ideas and options including sew-in, iron-on, different lengths, shape, etc. Going with the majority, we settled on a simple label that can be stitched in place. Ideally, the label is designed for use on the lining of a bag creation. But, you could sew it anywhere.

Here’s a close-up of the label


Item #602 ‘Sew-In Labels’
4 labels to a pack with a suggested retail of $3.
Size: 2 1/2″ wide by 1″ high.
Black with periwinkle double-stitched text.

These just came in last week, so they may not be in stock yet at your favorite store.

Here’s a graphic of the packaging front and back, with a label superimposed:

Small and Fun

Compared to the physical size of my patterns and other products, these labels are tiny. They fit inside a 3″ x 3″ zip top plastic bag. Looking at a whole pile of them – they are just about as cute as can be.

Win Some Labels

Post a comment by the end of the day Wednesday May 7, 2008 and I’ll draw a name to win a package of the new Sew-In Labels. And if you have any tips for working with sew-in labels, please put those in your comments. Thanks! I’ll edit this post with the name of the winner later this week.

More News Next Week

Lazies, I’ve been working on a new product line for the last five months and I expect to unveil it next week. If you are heading to the International Quilt Market in Portland, OR, this month, ask your favorite distributor to see samples. While I am not attending the show, the new products are. And be sure to check out the ‘In The Bag’ SchoolHouse session by Susan Fuquay of American Quilt Retailer before the show – she has samples!

You Want Clues?

Well, it’s bag-related, handy, and comes in ten colors. It’s something that I’ve wanted for all of my bag-making years. So I finally decided to have them manufactured. Until next week…

Edit 5/8/08 – Winner for drawing

Lazies, Donna from Littleton, CO, was selected to win the Sew-In Labels. Congrats Donna!


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94 Responses to “New Sew-In Labels For Your Bag or Purse Creations”

  1. Nikki in Bosnia — May 5, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    Love the labels…so posh!

  2. Leanne — May 5, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    You’ve done it again! More goodies for us Lazies! The labels look like just the right size to “brand” a bag – not too big to be loud 🙂 I can see them settling nicely inside, making the bag look very designer… Can’t wait to get some!

    Now, your next goodies, are they handles? I can’t find any nice handles locally, only those bamboo ones. They just don’t do it for me..

    Thanks Joan!

  3. Jeannie — May 5, 2008 @ 3:53 pm

    Love the labels and have some ordered!! but not above winning some!!

  4. arlene olson — May 5, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    love the idea of labels — the American Sewing Guild has some, and we use “wonder under” to attach them. quick and easy.

  5. stacysews — May 5, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    I love the design of the labels!

  6. Carolyn Howland — May 5, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

    Joan, the new labels are perfect. They show your new logo off and adds a finishing touch to a new purse project. Thanks for all your hard work.

  7. Andrea — May 5, 2008 @ 4:57 pm

    Congrat! Nice labels.

  8. Brenda — May 5, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

    Can’t wait to get some and show to the ladies that are in my Bag Ladies class that I teach in the shop I work in. Of course we use many LAZY GIRL pattern. We just really want to socialize and make bags the easy, LAZY GIRL way!

  9. Pannay — May 5, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

    I never know what to say, live the bags, love the new logo 🙂

  10. Judy Kaufman — May 5, 2008 @ 5:32 pm

    I like the labels. They are very neat, but what I really liked, and haven’t seen are the Lazy Girl plastic charms to go on zipper pulls on the Lazy Girl purses. These were given out a few years ago at a Lazy Girl program, to anyone who had a lazy Girl purse with them. I got so many comments on the charm. I would be interested in purchasing these in metal or plastic.
    Judy Kaufman

  11. Linda Focht — May 5, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

    Hi Joan,
    The labels look really neat. The logo really adds a lot also. I plan on getting some.
    Linda Focht

  12. Laura Greene — May 5, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    The labels reminds me of designer Vogue patterns several years ago that included a label. Very classy!

  13. Teresa — May 5, 2008 @ 6:43 pm

    Gotta say Joan…one package of these labels are not going to be enough. One for each of my bags and some for future bags..O my goodness. I better check if there is a bulk-discount 😉

    It will be an honor to put that label in all my Lazy Bags.

    Thanks for all you do.


  14. joan godffrey — May 5, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

    i bet the new product is handles.
    now about the labels, i love them.

  15. Charlotte — May 5, 2008 @ 7:27 pm

    Can’t wait for my labels!! But that hint for next week, gosh don’t know if we’ll survive!!

  16. Dorothy — May 5, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    Very cute! Please put me in the drawing!

  17. PAM DAVIS — May 5, 2008 @ 7:40 pm

    I really look forward to my labels….now I will be able to really “finish” my lazygirldesign bag! So professional!
    Pam….a true lazy girl! Thank you Joan!

  18. Bobbie Bentneedle — May 5, 2008 @ 8:18 pm

    They are really sharp looking – and will convince some of my pickier gift recipients that Aunt Bobbie didn’t make our Christmas presents this time!
    Too cool!!!1

  19. Jen Funk Weber — May 5, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

    Sixty-eight people have already said it, but I want to be sixty-nine: These are way-freaking cool!

    Thanks, Joan.

  20. Barb in Northwest Ohio — May 5, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new labels. Need to get busy and make myself a new Town Purse for summer.

  21. Sue D. — May 5, 2008 @ 10:17 pm

    Love the labels!

  22. Scarlett — May 5, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

    Joan – I can’t wait to get these awesome labels to sew into my Lazy creations! What a great idea from a great designer!! Hmmm, next week’s reveal? Whatever it is will be great, no doubt. Thanks again!
    Scarlett in MO

  23. Judy A — May 5, 2008 @ 11:49 pm

    Well, these will make the bags look really “official”.

  24. Ginny — May 5, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

    Another great idea! I just completed my second Miranda bag; a label would make it even better.

  25. Debbie F — May 6, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    I love the labels……….

  26. Karen B — May 6, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    I have 3 Miranda’s cut out…I’ve been to ‘skeered’ to start them…but everyone assures me they will be easy…so now i need the labels to go in them.

  27. Andrea in Washington State — May 6, 2008 @ 12:51 am

    Love the Lazy Font and the Cool Periwinkle Blue…LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  28. Susan M — May 6, 2008 @ 5:59 am

    Your stylish labels are the perfect addition to the Lazy Girl bags. They are on my to be ordered list.

  29. Connie D — May 6, 2008 @ 7:07 am

    I can’t wait to see all the creative way Lazies will find to incorporate these labels in their bags! Knowing their creativity, it won’t be “just” sewn in!!

  30. Brenda Fogerty — May 6, 2008 @ 7:15 am

    Joan, I can’t wait to try your new sew in labels. They are classy and will add a nice touch to our Lazy Bags 🙂
    Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Brenda in Ky

  31. Donna Knight — May 6, 2008 @ 11:30 am

    Such cute labels! Very professional looking. Can’t wait to see what your new line is.

  32. Cindi Lutz — May 6, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    Purse Laels! What a great idea! We label our quilts, so why not our purses?!?!?

  33. Ruby — May 6, 2008 @ 12:36 pm

    Hi Joan,
    Love the new labels.
    The design is great.
    I have most all of your purse patterns. How about a new purse pattern soon?

  34. Kim — May 6, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

    I love the new lables!

    But I want to guess what the new product line is, my guess is:
    purse handels or straps.

  35. Mary — May 6, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    If it’s not handles (hee hee, I know what it is) you better get busy from the posting I read above.

  36. deb k oller — May 6, 2008 @ 5:30 pm

    the labels are so cool.

    when i am making an article of clothing or purse, tote, etc. i take small scraps of the material used and sew them into a strip with a button hole. i have sewn a button in each of my purses and when i am at the fabric shop it is so much easier to just reach in and unbutton my fabric swatch than to search through the bottom of my purse where the swatch normally falls.

  37. Kim Hardee — May 6, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    I love the labels. I always label my quilts with a handmade label that I design myself. I have “hand made especially for you by…my name…”labels, but these are so much more professional looking. Great going.

  38. Karol — May 6, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

    Like the labels! It’s always good to add a label. Just adds an additional personalized touch.

    I’ve been using something similar for quite some time. I embroider half inch or 3/4″ twill type ribbon to coordinate with my fabric, with For whomever By Karol, or made with love or whatever fits the project, in a small embird font. Then fold with short ends together and sew into a seam (so it looks like a loop.)

    My first thought was new handles/straps also in colors to match fabrics too but…..maybe the ‘purse’ zippers in colors other than black/white/navy/natural??? I love the purse zippers with 2 sliders. That would be great!! Maybe even some with each side being a different color. That would be easier than buying 2 separating zippers to make 2, 2 color zippers and still only have one slider. Another thought might be baggie bottoms in colored plexi?


  39. Edie — May 6, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

    Love your new labels, great colors. Another winner, Joan!!

  40. Julia — May 7, 2008 @ 9:05 am

    Great offer!! Great products!!

  41. Glenda — May 7, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

    I’ll be keeping my eyes out for the labels, and then likely break down and order them. I can be so impatient. If we are good and buy lots, would you consider making a smaller, one to be sewn into an outside seam? Sort of like what Levi jeans have on their back pocket, so folks could tell without looking inside out bag that we are fellow Lazies? Please??? (and thank you).

  42. Kathie Fosnaugh — May 7, 2008 @ 8:15 pm

    Joan, this may be it! I have had my Newport Tote pattern since Rita’s Quilt Away 2 yrs ago…and have not taken the leap of faith to cut the fabric to make it. I have the insert, too. Now you’ve enticed me with a darling label…perhaps I should hold out until September and you can really show me how easy it is!!! That would be too cool!

  43. Quilting Queen — May 13, 2008 @ 1:28 am


  44. Charlotte Key — May 16, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    Joan, I always look forward to your emails each week. Congrats on the new sassy labels. I am a fan of your patterns and have made the sassy bag but purchased more of your patterns to make.