These labels are the finished product and what we hope to achieve by the end of this tutorial.
To start, you need a design file and a printout of your design file with the cross hatches marked on it such as the one below.
Using your cutting matt, like the one you see above, you can arrange your hoop on the lines of the matt, which helps you lay the ribbon on the sticky paper of the hoop. Like this:
Using that little template of your design, center it on your ribbon and mark a dot at the center. Too make that a little easier to do, I put a straight pin through the center to create a tiny hole. Then I use an iron away marker to make the dot I need to center my needle. I know it's a bit hard to see but if you click on the picture, you'll see the dots I've marked on each ribbon to mark the center of my design.
Take your wet ribbons and put them into a towel and roll them up. Press on them with your hands until they are damp dry. Then using an old press cloth press them until they are completely dry.
Well I hope you enjoyed seeing how I create my labels and I hope you may have learned something new. Let me know what you think. I really enjoy reading your comments.