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. Anita McTighe — May 5, 2008 @ 7:52 am

    I think they are so cute and will be great to put on my purses. I love all of your bags and these are a great addition to add to them.

  2. Nellie Mueller — May 5, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    I’ve already ordered my sew-in labels. What a great idea… think I’ll use some on the the outside and some on the inside. May try two vertically on the outside, like belt loops, with a narrow sash tied to one side. Nellie

  3. Linda J — May 5, 2008 @ 7:54 am

    Hi Joan,

    I just started with Lazy Designs, of course my first was Wonder Wallet, with five daughters, as fast as I made them they were gone! LOL However, the girls are going thru my stash for the “Sassy Bag” that Penny D/CH will be showing me how to make,, well, I figure then, they will want WW’s to match their Sassy’s. I just love the labels, adorable but yet get the word out! Onward and Upward,
    Linda J

  4. Laura Casey — May 5, 2008 @ 7:57 am

    What a great idea….sew in labels….and looking so smart! Congrats!

  5. Patricia Robertson — May 5, 2008 @ 8:02 am

    Love it!

    You go girl!

  6. Anne Parrish — May 5, 2008 @ 8:03 am

    Love the new sew-in labels. I just absolutely love your new logo designs – especially the periwinkle color! My guess for your new product has to be purse HANDLES! What else would be so handy and come in 10 colors! Best of luck to you with your new products.

  7. RuthAnn — May 5, 2008 @ 8:06 am

    Joan… Can’t wait to get the Lazy Labels! Hmmmm, next week’s release. I’m looking forward to them! RuthAnn

  8. Penny — May 5, 2008 @ 8:21 am

    I am so excited about these little goodies! I will be making a couple purses this week just to put them on and take pics for the web-site!


  9. Cindy — May 5, 2008 @ 8:24 am

    I think this is a fantastic idea. It will add to the professional look of my bags and let everyone know that I am a “Lazy Girl”. I’m sure you picked periwinkle because you knew that blue was my favorite color. I think that you are one of the few designers that are really in touch with what your customers want and also you really try out and use the products that you recommend from other manufacturers/designers. I know that if you recommend a product, that you have used it and know just how it works.

    As for the surprise, I would guess “ready made handles” in ten colors.

  10. Morah — May 5, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    HANDLES! OH boy, oh boy, oh boy! Handles that are not , uhmmm, diplomacy, diplomacy, not so beautiful or bamboo. Oh what a treat!’ I sure do hope I’m right!. I like the idea of labels…I may need to check out this yahoo group….

  11. Ruth Sokel — May 5, 2008 @ 8:32 am

    I am just getting started and I think the labels will be a wonderful asset.

  12. Nancy — May 5, 2008 @ 8:36 am

    Great idea the labels.

  13. Toni — May 5, 2008 @ 8:36 am

    Joan, I absolutely love the idea of labels. I made the Sassy for my granddaughter, and she wanted to know what happened to the label. Now I can tell her that all future bags will have labels. Thanks for reading my mind!

  14. Judy — May 5, 2008 @ 8:41 am

    Great idea on sew-in labels. Consider sewing the label in place before constructing the bag. Good luck.

  15. Marty Hyne — May 5, 2008 @ 8:47 am

    WOW…what a great idea. I love it and the color as well. I shall be ordering some soon…like TODAY!

    I hope the new product is Handles in 10 colors also. HAS to be! Also a GREAT IDEA!

    Congrats and Best Wishes

  16. Vanessa B — May 5, 2008 @ 9:12 am

    In todays world of “designer” tags these labels are perfect! I have a City Bag almost finished and a Gracie waiting in the wings that are both in need of these…Cant wait to get my hands on some 🙂 Thanx Joan!!!

  17. Nancy Erskine — May 5, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    I have MANY of your purse patterns and hope to start actually making some of the Runaround Bag ones soon. Those labels would definitely make anything I make of yours more professional. Good idea and I LOVE the color(s)/Font of the label also!

    Can’t WAIT to see what your surprise design is soon!

    Nancy Erskine

  18. Joan Hawley — May 5, 2008 @ 9:25 am


    I love hearing your guesses about next week’s debut.

    I can tell you it’s not handles, though.


  19. Debbie Harmon — May 5, 2008 @ 9:25 am

    I love the idea of sew-in labels! I usually make labels of my own to put in my creations, but I will use yours for my Lazy Girl Designs!

  20. Claudia Crump — May 5, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    Love the labels! The perfect touch of class!

  21. Dionysia — May 5, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    …..perhaps the new “thing” is the bag lining, or ready made “Pockets” to put inside the bags!!

  22. Donna Richey — May 5, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    Love the new sew-in labels. I can’t wait for ” my faborite vendor” to get them in so I can order a bunch. Currently have 7 Lazy patterns – love them all. Thanks for all the NEW stuff. I must say, I did guess handles, also. LOL

  23. Dionysia — May 5, 2008 @ 9:33 am

    ….another idea……… is it little matching notebook, with a pencil attached???

  24. Sequana — May 5, 2008 @ 9:41 am

    Perfect use of the new logo. When I use sew-in labels, I use a small piece of fusible web on the back of the label to iron it in place. Then I can just quickly hand stitch around it while it’s held steady.

    If not handles……well…….maybe some dimensional embellishments?

  25. Bonnie Nyquist — May 5, 2008 @ 9:42 am

    Oh my goodness! Labels! That is one great idea! Order will be coming… I can hardly wait for the new line. I love anything you do. Especially the WW! My guess would be fabric !!!! Or preprinted foundations for the patterns, it will do me in to wait this long!!!!

  26. Nancy Wells — May 5, 2008 @ 9:45 am

    Thanks Joan for the new labels. They look beautiful and very professional! I’m putting mine in the side seam on the outside of my bags. I want a nice suppply for all my lazies in my classes!

    Nancy Wells

  27. Mary in NE Ohio — May 5, 2008 @ 10:03 am

    How much fun! No one will be able to tell they’re home-made anymore! (Not that they could tell anyway!)

    Boy, if it isn’t handles, I am befuddled….? Key chains? Make up bag? (but we could make one of those to match, right, girls?) leather wallets (I will not attempt one of those, so that might be cool). Cell phone covers…tiny notebooks, calendars…am I getting warmer yet Joan???

    Can someone please figure out how to clone me so one of me can always be doing fun stuff???


  28. Julie Ann Smith — May 5, 2008 @ 10:10 am

    Could it be that we are going to be BLESSED with some lovely PURSE HANDLES! oH oH oH, I can’t wait! You’re the best Joan!!

  29. Jane (Oz) — May 5, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Lovely idea and it has motivated me to make up a few for myself on the embroidery machine, with my own name on it which could be stitched in the bag somewhere.
    It would have to be in a nice place that did not need its own measurement.
    But big bags in particular seem to be left when clearing up after a day of sewing, and a personal name in them would be great.

    The designer’s name would be the one that added class!

  30. Jen Buettner — May 5, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    LOVE the labels!!!! They’re fabulous!!!

    I really thought it would be handles. BUMMER!!! 10 colors…10 colors… I’m stumped. If they’re HANDY… Gosh, I’m stumped!!

  31. Megin — May 5, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    Yay!! I can’t wait for my favorite vendor to get hers in. Thanks for taking the time to do this Joan!


  32. Marilyn — May 5, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    The labels will had a touch of class. Thank you!! Great idea!

  33. Moneik Harty — May 5, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Love the new labels! They will be great in all my new purses. I’ve made 6 Miranda’s and LOVE the pattern!

  34. Kim, Cheyenne — May 5, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    You just never stop amazing me! Thanks Joan! What a perfect finish for my bags and wallets!

    You go girl! 🙂

  35. Linda Ramage — May 5, 2008 @ 11:14 am

    Love your new logo and can’t wait to get my hands on the new labels. I’ve made either a Runaround or Sassy Bag to match my vests (I wear a lot of vests) and labels would add just the finishing touch. Thanks, Joan, for all your wonderful designs. Just purchased “my favorite duffel bag” and can’t wait to make it. I have almost all your purse/tote bag designs.

  36. Amy Wolf — May 5, 2008 @ 11:52 am

    Nice looking label! I have been a fan for a long time, the wonder wallet is the first pattern I bought, and I immediately started looking for more of your great designs.
    I like to sew a label into the inside seam of purses, near the bottom or middle of the side. It is easy to incorporate as you are stitching them up.

    love the new logo as well!
    a fan,

  37. Jane H — May 5, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    As always, you have a clever and beautiful idea. Love the new logo, too.

  38. Melissa — May 5, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

    Love the labels! What a great idea for the finishing touch of your wonderful bag. Thank you for thinking about your loyal “lazies”!

  39. Cindy — May 5, 2008 @ 12:19 pm

    I love these little dudes. My question is though for those who plan on sewing them into the side seams, is there enough of a border around the text to do that? It doesnt look as such, but I plan on stitching them down on the lining anyway.

    I think I know what the coming up things are, it might be RELATED to handles…?

  40. Pam T. — May 5, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    Very classy, smart looking label! I’ve already ordered mine — can’t wait to sew them into my future Lazy Girl bags!

  41. Sue MN — May 5, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    Nice labels and logo. I get comments on my purses at the checkout whenever I am getting ready to pay, they always like the unique fabrics I’ve used to make the bags.

  42. Pati C. — May 5, 2008 @ 1:24 pm

    Love the labels and do plan on getting some soon. Just wish there were a way to get a “price break” on quantity, because I would love to be able to give one to my students when we make a Lazy Girl pattern in the Bag Lady Club I teach.
    Thanks and looking forward to the “other” news too.

    Pati, in Phx

  43. Diana — May 5, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

    I’ve recently become addicted to your patterns. I’m so excited there will be labels to put inside of them. I’ve been making them for gifts.

  44. quiltmama — May 5, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new labels. See you at Quilt Market to place our order. Also, your Miranda Bag is almost sold out in Flutterby fabric. Thanks so much and can’t wait for your newest and greatest.
    Country Expressions Quilt Shoppe, Stewartsville, Mo

  45. Pam Stebbins — May 5, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

    I love your new label Joan. Looks great!

  46. Jo Anne — May 5, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    A nice way to add “designer” status to our individual bags.

  47. Bonnie Nyquist — May 5, 2008 @ 2:52 pm

    I just figured it out! I’ll bet it is zippers!!!!!! Lots of pretty colors I hope!

  48. Christie Staton — May 5, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    Classy labels – but no surprise there. First guess was handles too. But now I’m thinking (hoping) zippers maybe. Better than waiting for birthdays, I know I’ll love what I “get” with this surprise. Keep up the great creative stimulation. You keep us anything but Lazy. Christie

  49. Cheryl — May 5, 2008 @ 3:18 pm

    Cool labels! A wonderful touch of class!

  50. Lavannia Hartley — May 5, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Joan, I love the labels. They will add a nice touch to our finished bags. I have about all of your patterns and love them all. I have made about 10 of the Miranda bags. I am getting ready to make one for a friend to use as a diaper bag. Lovely patterns. Lavannia