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EASY Printable Tags for Handmade Toys (free copyright credit labels!)

Aug 8, 2021 | A day in my life, Blog

I’ve been getting LOTS of requests for some easy printable hang tags or labels for your toys, and I’m happy to say I’ve got a FREE set for you to download right now!

Whether you make toys as gifts, or sew toys to sell – a hang tag is a great reminder that your creations are


“Handmade with love” ❤️ 



Printable PDF craft labels


Tags & labels serve another purpose that’s VERY close to my heart!

They allow you to give copyright credit to independent designers. I’m really passionate about supporting the ‘indie’ design community so I’ve made tags that you can use to label items you make to sell – from ANY indie designer’s patterns (not just mine!).

AND you can hang these tags on ANY handmade items – handmade bags & purses, quilts, clothing items, knitted and crocheted items too. With the craft fair (and holiday gift giving) season fast approaching, I’m sure you’ll find lots of uses for these tags.


So I’ve made 3 types of labels for you:

***Update: NEW Christmas tags added 2021!***

1. Tags for people GIFTING toys ~> these say “Handmade with Love.”

2. Tags you can use when you are SELLING items made from ANY independent designer (For adding a copyright credit)

3. Tags specifically for people who are SELLING Funky Friends Factory toys (For adding a copyright credit)

I’m going to answer some common Copyright Credit Q & A’s below…


BUT first I need to say

a BIG thank you!

“This is a quick (but very heartfelt) Thank You, to the crafting community and Funky Friends Factory fans, for the support I have received in response to the copyright infringement issues I’ve been  dealing with the last few years. Without your encouragement I don’t think I would still be designing new patterns because it’s been soul-destroying to see my customers adapting my patterns and  passing them off as their own. Hearing stories of other indie-designers who gave up creating (because of copyright infringement) has convinced me that I MUST continue to get the message out –  because copyright affects us all… If designers stop designing NEW things… we ALL lose out!”


QUESTION: How Do I use these tags? 

ANSWER: Print them out on printer paper or card stock. (If you’re SELLING the toy – enter the designer copyright credit). Punch a hole in the tag, and tie onto the toy with ribbon or string! 

free printable gift hang tags

TIP: Use the back of the tag to further personalize your gift. Include a message, the year the toy was made, etc. You can also use the back for “to/from” messages. Tags give your gift a professional and personalized finish!


QUESTION: If I give a toy as a gift to a friend or family member, do I need to use a tag or label? 

ANSWER: No, if you are NOT selling a toy, you do not need to use a label or tag (A pattern designer credit is only required when you’re SELLING the toys you make. Copyright credit is required because this is commercial use.) 

QUESTION: I sell toys in person, such as at craft fairs or markets. Do I need to use a tag? 

ANSWER:  Absolutely YES, please print out the tags found here or use your own and tie one onto each toy.

QUESTION: Can I use these tags for items not made from Funky Friends Factory patterns? 

ANSWER: YES please!  Please use these “general” tags for other designers, too! Just put that designer’s name in the appropriate place. We  ALL WIN when designers get credit! 

QUESTION: I sell toys online. Do I have to include a physical tag on my products? 

ANSWER: YES please! My copyright policy allows for the sale of toys made from Funky Friends Factory Patterns if each item is tagged/labelled as “made from a Funky Friends Factory pattern.” I am happy for you to make products for YOUR business if you respect my right to be acknowledged as the designer of the items you are selling!


OK back to the FREE Printable Labels!!!


*** NEW for Christmas 2021!!! ***

I see lots of Christmas toys being posted in our Facebook Pattern Fan Group, so I thought you’d like a special “Handmade Christmas” tag to print and add to your gifts. Also great for craft fairs!



The PDF DOWNLOAD now contains 4 pages*
One page of Tags you can use for ANY designer!
One page of Tags specifically for Funky Friends Factory toys.
One page of Tags that say “Handmade with Love.”
One page of Tags that say “Happy Handmade Christmas.”


*Just print off the specific page you want to use!


to download
the Printable Tags



Thanks again for supporting indie-designers!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Bye for now




  1. Marie Chantal Laporte

    Thanks for tags brilliant idea! Next fun idea could be in others languages 😉

    • Pauline

      Oooh, that’s an idea!!! 😀

    • Jeannette

      Thank you Pauline for these adorable tag.
      It so important to let people know that their gift is homemade and not store bought!!!
      I love your patterns. One question, in your photo you show the small jointed bear and then a larger one. Can we increase the size of the small bear to make it larger?
      Happy Holidays!!!!

  2. Becky

    These are great. Thanks, will be using all 3.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Becky!!! 😀

    • Diana Gough

      Thank you, Thank you for the tags! I’ll be using the fff tag and the Merry Christmas very soon!!

  3. Denise

    Thanks Pauline. Thoughtful as ever.

    • Pauline

      It’s a pleasure! Thank you for your support! 😃

  4. Sandra Van Emmenis

    Thank you Pauline ❣️
    We’re all behind you and your awesome creativity!

    • Pauline

      Thank you Sandra! I really appreciate your comment. It’s important to remember that most of my customers are LOVELY and not let the ‘nasties’ drag me down! 😃

  5. Vicky

    Thanks Pauline, great idea 😃

    • Pauline

      Thanks Vicky, it’s a pleasure! 😃

  6. Kayla Fuller

    Yes! Yes! I was going to ask if there was specific wording you’d like us to use! Thank you! They are so cute!

    • Pauline

      Aw, thanks Kayla!!! I tried to make them “Pretty”!!! 😃

  7. Marcia

    Pauline, I love your patterns! I will be purchasing more…the Fox is adorable! I have made many Melody Bears for memory gifts. Thank you for making these tags for us tag-designing challenged individuals! LOL
    I will be putting a tag on each product I make, whether it be for a gift or for sale.
    Thanks again,

    • Pauline

      Hey Marcia! Thank you for your lovely comments and THANK YOU so much for supporting indie-toy-designers like me! I LOVE to promote toy-sellers who are crediting my designs and the best way for me to find your pics is if you add #funkyfriendsfactory to your social media posts – you will come up when I am looking for pics to re-post!!!! Thanks for helping me to share the LOVE!!!! 💕

      • Name *Ciely Franco

        Hola Paulina, las etiquetas son preciosas. Y lo más importante vas a tener el crédito que te mereces. Te apoyo en todo lo que pueda porque me haz animado mucho a crear muñecos preciosos. Un saludo desde Colombia.

        • Pauline

          Thank you so much Ciely! I really appreciate that! 😍

  8. Sally-Ann Huson

    Thanks so much for these Pauline, it helps me to do the right and proper thing! I had a small stall of makes for sale on Saturday 21st here in Wales and all my FFF’s had the lovely label with your FFF reference on it attached.
    So easy to add especially in the knowledge that in the process we support you to make more patterms yay 🙂

    • Pauline

      Aw, thank you for your support, Sally! Makes me happy that you get to benefit from my hard work too!:)

  9. Sandra Pipitone

    THANK YOU so much

    • Pauline

      Thanks for using them, Sandra! 😀


    Just what I needed,Thank you so much x

    • Pauline


  11. LINDA Horton

    I always have so much fun making your critters. I get such a great feeling of accomplishment. Very much look forward to the next new design🤗

    • Pauline

      Thanks Linda! You’ll be a Pro soon! 🙂

  12. Gen

    Great tags! I will be using these often. Thank you so much!

    • Pauline

      Thanks Gen! 😆

  13. Margaret Robinson

    Thank you! Pauline for the wonderful tags. I add a little color to the heart. Everyone that I have made for friends that lost a love one. Love your Pattern of the Melody Memory Bears. Now I have been ask to have some at a couple Bazaars and the tags are on them now. And I’ll add some to my other crafts that are my own pattern. Thank you again, You are so talented.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Margaret, it’s wonderful to hear you’re making toys to bring comfort to your friends who lost loved ones. 💗


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