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Re: sock ties and other miscellaneous queries

Post by Fairy » Sat May 14, 2011 10:51 am

I am also looking for plain blue swim suits. You can order the labels on line - I did that and they came in the post in 5 days. You can also order sticky ones for things you can't sew labels on so have ordered some of those too. :)

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Post by englishangel » Sat May 14, 2011 11:50 am

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Post by Fairy » Sat May 14, 2011 12:18 pm

Thank you! :D

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Post by Mrs C. » Sat May 14, 2011 12:54 pm

you can often pick up the name-tape leaflets in shoe shops too.
The last one I saw had, as one of it`s featured nametapes, the name of the daughter (OB) of a recent CH matron!
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Re: sock ties and other miscellaneous queries

Post by pinkhebe » Sat May 14, 2011 1:28 pm

cashs labels about £13 for 144, I also used this site for sticky labels, to name shoes/bags/stuff

http://www.easy2name.com/product.htm?pr ... -on-labels

They have plastic protectors to go over the labels for shoes.

I bought 2 of the first item for sock ties, I decided that 33m was overkill (I hope) and 16mm width may have been slightly too wide (quite possibly overthinking the sock ties)

White lace up trainers? I was in sports direct today, all the white trainers have a little bit of colour on, do they have to be all white?
Where else can I buy some?

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Post by YadaYada » Sat May 14, 2011 3:32 pm

I'd recommend cotton or other fabric over elastic for the sock ties. I used elastic the first batch I did but they didn't stay properly tied together, or the knots became so tight he couldn't untie them. Cotton definitely easier.

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Post by lonelymom » Sat May 14, 2011 4:52 pm

pinkhebe wrote:White lace up trainers? I was in sports direct today, all the white trainers have a little bit of colour on, do they have to be all white?
Where else can I buy some?
They don't have to be all white, don't panic :)
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Post by pinkhebe » Sat May 14, 2011 5:03 pm

Thanks lonelymum, panic over :D

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Post by Barnes Mum » Sun May 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Mrs C. wrote:you can often pick up the name-tape leaflets in shoe shops too.
The last one I saw had, as one of it`s featured nametapes, the name of the daughter (OB) of a recent CH matron!
Did they really?? Anyone I might know? :wink:

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Post by Mrs C. » Mon May 16, 2011 5:47 pm

Barnes Mum wrote:
Mrs C. wrote:you can often pick up the name-tape leaflets in shoe shops too.
The last one I saw had, as one of it`s featured nametapes, the name of the daughter (OB) of a recent CH matron!
Did they really?? Anyone I might know? :wink:
of course !
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Re: sock ties and other miscellaneous queries

Post by Atticus » Sat May 28, 2011 10:13 pm

Oh my !! The cash's labels came today - and the embroidered section is 9.5 cm long!!!!!!

Just a bit of a shock, but dd said that they'll never fit on her socks ! Lol

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Post by wickedwitch » Sun May 29, 2011 10:07 am

it is actually possible to machine sew the labels in lengthways! We have a double barrel surname and the labels are HUGE!
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Post by ailurophile » Sun May 29, 2011 11:40 am

After years of battling to machine-sew name labels into socks and other small items, I finally came up with this solution; fold the tape in half lengthways, and sew across the short end (so that the tape forms a loop). As long as the House name and number is uppermost and visible, this is perfectly adequate for the laundry/matrons to be able sort items.

For socks, you can even attach the sock tie at the same time as the name tape in one easy step!

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Post by Katharine » Sun May 29, 2011 2:39 pm

Probably far too late saying this, but when my two were at school, not CH, one had red Cash's the other had green nametapes. Both said it made their things far easier to find as they stood out from the rest of the crowd. Does CH give you the freedom to choose the colour?
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Re: sock ties and other miscellaneous queries

Post by wickedwitch » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:25 pm

we were told RED.
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