Types of Folds


One of the important factors to decide when creating your custom clothing labels is the fold, some of them are available to certain styles.


Straight Cut / No Fold Labels

These labels are not folded and can be sewn from anywhere. Most edges will not fray, as they will be heat-cut.
Available for both woven and printed labels.

Centerfold Labels

Center-fold labels are labels that are folded in the middle of the label. They are also called loop or mid-fold labels.
Available for both woven and printed labels.

Ends-Fold Labels

Ends-Fold Labels are labels whose ends are folded (usually a 1/4″ fold) so the ends look smooth finished. They are very commonly used in printed labels of natural materials, to protect the fragile edges from fraying.
Available for both woven labels.

Mitre-Fold Labels

Mitre-Fold is a ends-fold fold done at 45 degrees, creating two tabs from where the label will be attached to the garment.
Available for both woven labels.

Manhattan Fold Labels

Manhattan fold is a combination of ends-fold and center fold, creating a label with 3 folds, which can be used as an outside hem tag, and will provide a smooth look as both visible ends will be folded. Available only for woven labels.


Samples of center-fold labels


Center or mid-fold labels are usually found on the inside of the garment, such as the neck of a t-shirt, as a brand name or logo label or as a care and content label. Lately, the very popular hem tag, which is sewn on the outside bottom seam of a t-shirt, with the label encased in the hem.
Available for both woven and printed labels.

Let’s illustrate them with a small sample of some previously made labels.

Middle-Fold Size Label Sample


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