As a housewife I am pretty domesticated, I cook, clean, keep a tidy house but for the life of me cannot sew. I am truly hopeless at sewing to the point where I can’t sew a button on. I’ve tried, really I have but the one time I did try to re-hem Daddy E’s work trousers I got the hems on the outside of the trouser and used pink cotton. Not exactly the right look for boardroom discussions.
So when mumpreneur Charlie Staerck from My NameTags, a website offering personalised children’s name tags for school uniforms, lunchboxes etc offered me the chance to get some labels done for Roo I jumped at the chance. I was keen to put the iron on name tags to the test as otherwise Roo would be heading off to school with a uniform with no name in it.
My NameTags make beautiful quality name labels for clothing and equipment. The labels are perfect for children going to school or nursery and have been used by 1 million parents. The feedback on their website is excellent and they have a range of designs to choose from. The big selling points are:-
- You can design your name tags in 2 minutes
- The name tags arrive in 48 hours – perfect for last minute back to school orders
- Easy to use no sewing what so ever – hurrah!
- Guaranteed to stay on – let’s see if they can survive a Roo test at school
I logged on to the website and quickly and easily chose my design. I was stuck for choice as there was so much to choose from but with Roo’s obsession with pirates continuing (thanks to her Uncle Pirate Edd living by The Thames in London) I opted for pirate name tags with skull and crossbones on in black with neon pink writing of her name. They are certainly not in the least bit girly and definitely won’t get mistaken for anyone else’s name tags in the school cloakrooms.
The order arrived within 2 days with which I was very impressed; larger companies than this don’t offer quick turnaround times like this so big thumbs up on that point and I opened the labels to see two sheets of the brilliant iron on name tags just as designed online. Charlie had even kindly thrown some personalised The Mummy Blogger labels in for my things which was a nice gesture. I set about getting out Roo’s school uniform and put the iron on name tags to the test with the polo shirts.
Attaching the name tags to the clothing is easy and simple. The clever folk at My NameTags have included a sheet of silicone paper to aid you in this. All you need to do is remove the transparent backing from the iron on name tags, place the name tag on the garment and cover with the silicone paper. Then turn your iron on to the maximum temperature and turn off the steam function. Press the iron onto the silicone paper for 8 – 15 seconds and then remove the silicone paper and allow the garment to cool.
The stickers can also be applied to lunch boxes, bikes, scooters, helmets, juice bottles and shoes and are dishwasher proof and microwave safe as well as labelling kids toys for when out and about and on play dates so toys don’t get mixed up.
To do Roo’s six polo-shirts, dresses and jumpers took me no less than 30 minutes and I was really pleased with the result. This seems a perfect time saving device for us mum’s who have already got enough on the to-do list with the back to school rush.
The name tags come in a variety of designs and can be ordered in black and white and colour and you can even mix and match sets so that you get a combination of iron on name tags and stickers. Each sticker allows for two lines of text containing a pretty ample 15 characters per line and prices start from £10.95 including P+P for one child.
You can order direct online at the My NameTags website or you can enter my competition to win a set of personalised name tags for your child to finish the back to school preparations.
Win Personalised Children’s Name Tags from MyNameTags.com
To enter and win a set of personalised name tags of your choice you need to follow the instructions below. Remember to read the T&C’s too.