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, 2014 [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, 2014 [2 favorites]


"Gluten Free"
posted by bondcliff at 12:39 PM on May 2, 2014 [4 favorites]


Muss This Shirt
posted by tchemgrrl at 12:48 PM on May 2, 2014


"Remove Before Ironing"
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:52 PM on May 2, 2014 [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, 2014


"Wear Me Out"
posted by peachfuzz at 1:06 PM on May 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


"union label"
posted by bruce at 1:08 PM on May 2, 2014


You again?
posted by Middlemarch at 1:09 PM on May 2, 2014


"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, 2014 [7 favorites]


"...or whatever."
posted by Etrigan at 1:19 PM on May 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Please remove baby.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:19 PM on May 2, 2014 [6 favorites]


Clothes Call: (your number here)
posted by blue t-shirt at 1:40 PM on May 2, 2014


"If wrinkled, hug to add more."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 1:50 PM on May 2, 2014 [8 favorites]


Front:
Tag:
See Reverse.

Back:
You're It!
posted by Cold Lurkey at 1:51 PM on May 2, 2014 [6 favorites]


This side in, outside fun.
posted by tilde at 1:58 PM on May 2, 2014 [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, 2014 [2 favorites]


Made with affection and high hopes.
Built for fun and exploration.
posted by theora55 at 2:18 PM on May 2, 2014 [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, 2014


kids + fun = laundry
posted by billiebee at 2:27 PM on May 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


Plays hard, washes easy.
posted by thebrokenmuse at 5:52 PM on May 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


"You're not too tired to read the directions? I'm impressed!"
posted by erst at 8:39 PM on May 2, 2014


Insert baby here.


Remove baby. Wash warm with like colors.
posted by bunderful at 6:31 AM on May 3, 2014


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, 2014


"Free promotional copy online."
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:51 AM on May 4, 2014


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