Clever phrase needed, please!
May 2, 2014 12:18 PM   Subscribe

I sew custom clothes for children and I need to start putting labels in my items. I've got the basic info for a care tag covered, but I want a short, cute phrase to put on there too. For example, one I've seen says, "Wear, Love, Wash, Repeat." Another I've seen says "play hard and get dirty." Another said "100% cotton and maybe a little unicorn hair for good luck." I don't want it to be cheesy and trite, but just to elicit a smile when a mom or dad sees it while laundering the clothes. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by Mimzy to Writing & Language (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
"They won't be this size forever."
posted by DWRoelands at 12:33 PM on May 2 [23 favorites]

My dad used to joke that children's clothing and shoes should have expiration dates on them because of unpredictable growth spurts.

"Size 4T or about 5 and a half weeks"
posted by phunniemee at 12:34 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

"Gluten Free"
posted by bondcliff at 12:39 PM on May 2 [4 favorites]

Muss This Shirt
posted by tchemgrrl at 12:48 PM on May 2

"Remove Before Ironing"
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:52 PM on May 2 [4 favorites]

"Dry Clean Only. (Just kidding. Do whatever the heck you want. This won't last forever.)"
posted by neroli at 12:56 PM on May 2

"Wear Me Out"
posted by peachfuzz at 1:06 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

"union label"
posted by bruce at 1:08 PM on May 2

You again?
posted by Middlemarch at 1:09 PM on May 2

"Take toads out of pockets before washing"

"Yes, YOUR child CAN get this so dirty it can't get clean!"

"Cuter with your child inside"
posted by HuronBob at 1:15 PM on May 2 [7 favorites]

"...or whatever."
posted by Etrigan at 1:19 PM on May 2 [1 favorite]

Please remove baby.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:19 PM on May 2 [6 favorites]

Clothes Call: (your number here)
posted by blue t-shirt at 1:40 PM on May 2

"If wrinkled, hug to add more."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 1:50 PM on May 2 [8 favorites]

See Reverse.

You're It!
posted by Cold Lurkey at 1:51 PM on May 2 [6 favorites]

This side in, outside fun.
posted by tilde at 1:58 PM on May 2 [4 favorites]

My son said something like this once: "If you're not dirty, you're not having fun." But then he literally rolls in the dirt and dives into the mud just to get himself filthy.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:58 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

Made with affection and high hopes.
Built for fun and exploration.
posted by theora55 at 2:18 PM on May 2 [1 favorite]

Building on the "cuter with child" idea, maybe something like "Instant fun: Just add child!" or "For instant fun, add one (1) child?"
posted by salvia at 2:22 PM on May 2

kids + fun = laundry
posted by billiebee at 2:27 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

Plays hard, washes easy.
posted by thebrokenmuse at 5:52 PM on May 2 [2 favorites]

"You're not too tired to read the directions? I'm impressed!"
posted by erst at 8:39 PM on May 2

Insert baby here.

Remove baby. Wash warm with like colors.
posted by bunderful at 6:31 AM on May 3

After HuronBob, Eyebrows McGee, and salvia: 'For best results after washing, add child and squeeze firmly.'
posted by jamjam at 3:25 PM on May 3

"Free promotional copy online."
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:51 AM on May 4

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