How to label socks with IRON on labels

Jan 25, 2014

Socks are one of the important items to label, not only for school uniforms but also for rest homes and the likes. This helps avoid lost property and is also good for hygienic reasons as it is better sweaty dirty socks aren't accidently shared! Children especially are taking their socks and shoes off for different activities and it is easy for items to get mixed up and misplaced.

Some people might not think labeling socks is worth it and prefer to buy replacement socks! Crazy – read how easy it is with our Name It iron on labels and you’ll save effort, time and money!  Remember, socks are often BLACK and so using a marker or laundry pen won't work. Our labels have the white background with black font, so each name can easily be identified on the sock.

Labeling socks with Name It – Iron on Labels
Here are some tips and tricks when it comes to labeling socks with our labels:

If labeling short socks, like a sports sock or ankle sock - then place the Name It iron on label lengthwise on the bottom of the sock so it runs from toe to heel under the arch. 
This is the part of the foot with the least amount of rubbing and we find our labels will adhere and last the longest if applied here. Use baking paper to cover the label and the delicate wool sock, when ironing it on.  

If labeling longer socks, like a knee high school socks that folds down at the top, then an alternative to putting the label on the bottom is to put it up the top on the outside of the sock so when the sock is folded down the label sits underneath the fold. Again this position means the label doesn’t get rubbed when walking. Use baking paper to cover the label and the delicate wool sock, when ironing it on.  

Both places are also good for when doing the laundry as the Name It iron on label is placed on the outside of the sock so it is clear and visible to see when sorting through the washing!