School Is Back – School Uniform Care Tips

What could be more stressful than getting yourself ready for work after a long break? Getting yourself ready for work, plus getting your children ready for school too! Ok nobody said having kids was easy and during the holidays most of us realise how true this is, but now they’re back at school there are other things to do such as getting their bag and uniforms ready and that means cleaned and properly labelled (plus all the spares you need too!)

There are several ways of doing this and some people buy ready printed labels to either iron or sew into the clothing. This causes problems when you have more than one child though, because you have to order more than one set and you can’t change it once done.  With a School Uniform Marker Kit you can set your individual text & change it if necessary!Fabric Marker

Fabric Marker Kit – Ideal for School Uniforms

* Fabric Marker Kit with a built – in textile ink pad

* This is a very effective & professional way of marking garments (both light & dark) with names etc

* Pack contains:
1 stamp & pad with Black textile ink pad
One set of letters (264 letters & characters) : 4mm font size
One pair of Tweezers
One Fleece strip 50 x 60 mm

* This is  very simple to use & you can set your individual text & change it if necessary.

* The fabric dye is washable for most absorbing fabrics ( cottons,  polyester & most blended materials ).

* Non – toxic ink

Ok, so you’ve labelled everything, but you’ll want to make sure you keep School Uniforms, Sports Kits (and their own clothes) in tip-top condition by taking care when washing and repairing them when necessary. For temporary repairs when time is short you can’t get better than Velcro® Hem Fix Kit. (See it in action on trouser hems and shirts by clicking on the images.)Hem Fix

Not everyone thinks of Velcro® being used for tasks such as fixing a hem, but this really useful repair kit is ideal for making quick repairs to all hems and also ideal for clothing, soft furnishings and craft projects. (For older children you could even put one in their school bag).Velcro Hem  Fix

It consists of 20 soft and flexible adhesive strips which are strong and reliable and are very quick & easy to use, so ideal as an instant repair kit.

WundawebWe aren’t all expert sewers and most of us don’t enjoy the task of hemming skirts or trousers in preparation for school. But permanent repairs can be made a bit easier by using Wundaweb Easy Hemming. Available as Wundaweb Easy Hemming Regular or Wundaweb Easy Hemming Extra Strong for heavier fabrics. It means easy hemming without sewing, to give secure invisible hems in seconds! It’s perfect for hemming skirts, trousers, dresses and much more.

Finally, the one thing you do most days is the washing! Tedious yes, easy… not always. Washing disasters do happen and there’s nothing worse than ruining an item of their school uniform with a colour run in the wash – especially if you’ve spent the time labelling or repairing it! To prevent disasters when washing the uniforms or sports kits use a product such as Dylon Colour Catcher®. Dylon are colour experts and when you need something done properly you go to an expert! White shirts will stay white, colours stay bright and you also want to save time by mixing the wash. Normally every time you wash bright or dark coloured clothes, traces of dye bleed into your laundry. These dyes may completely ruin your wash or leave your clothes with a dull, grubby appearance. Colour Catcher® is a treated anti‐transfer sheet with special ingredients which act like a magnet, removing loose dyes and dirt during the washing process.Colour Catcher

Keep an eye out for more blogs about keeping things under control during the School Term! – from getting them to eat breakfast, to keeping their room organised, things can stay stress free! Visit Caraselle Direct for more tips and great products »

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