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    Labeling Pens ?

    I am not close to a place to pick up a fabric pen to use writing on a label, so I was wondering if there is anything else that will work such as a fine tip permanent marker? Need some tips on this so if I can't get one soon.

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    I have found you need a specific fabric marking pen or a permanent micron pen. If you just use a Sharpie, it works, but the colors bleed and spread out, so you cant get a fine line. If you have one, just try it on a scrap of fabric. The micron pens for scrapbooking work fine though, I always heat set with my iron too.

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    You can buy Pigma Micron pens online and have them mailed to you. I would get a set, you will be using them for all your labels.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I probably could have found the pens for scrap booking, and I also need to order a set I need online to have them when I need them in the future.

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    You can use the Sharpie markers that you get at Staples or other office supply stores ... once you write on your fabric, then heat set it with an iron.
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    Many regulary gel pens will work just fine and roll smoothly over the fabric. Try a couple. set the ink with your iron (I sandwich between paper towels) and then throw your test scrap into a cup of hot water and let it sit an hour or so. That will let you know what pen will be permanent or might run.

    When I write on fabric, I back it with several layers of masking tape to stablize. Works great and easier than ironning freezer paper on it.

    Good luck

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    Oops, forgot. Squirt some dish wash soap in that cup of hot water too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacqueck View Post
    When I write on fabric, I back it with several layers of masking tape to stablize. Works great and easier than ironning freezer paper on it.
    Thanks for the tip ... I never found it to be all that stable when ironed onto freezer paper. That's one of the reasons I'm looking forward to a colour printer, so I can print my labels.
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    I use ZigWriters. They're archival, cheaper than Pigma Pens and you can get them at Wal-Mart.

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    I picked up a pack of 5 with different size tips at Tuesday Morning. Only $3.99. Thought that was a good price. They were actually in the scrapbooking section.

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