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DiY: How to Remove Sticker Labels from Your Ankara Fabric

For some reason, a lot of tailors/seamstresses do this all wrong and try to remove the Sticker Labels by just trying to rip them off. Do Not Do That!! The top of the sticker might come off but the paper will still be on the fabric. Believe it or not, some tailors sometimes leave the stickers on the fabric and sew it just like that.

Anyway, here are the very simple steps on how to remove the sticker labels from your fabric. 



Step 1. 
Place a press cloth or paper towel directly on top of the sticker label. 

Step 2. 
Gently press your hot iron on the press cloth so that it can melt the adhesive on the sticker. 

Step 3.
Peel off the sticker slowly. 

Step 4. 
Viola.. You're Done!! There's really no step 4. Lol Enjoy your beautiful fabric.


Happy Sewing!!

Love Ye!

22 comments

  1. So helpful! I used to be so upset when my ankara would have stickers. And I've def. seen ladies with pieces of the sticker still intact.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful.. I can't imagine wearing a garment and the sticker is still on there. lol

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  2. Good one.... or u could simply just iron on the reverse

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    1. Thanks! That's another way of removing it..

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  3. But there is always sticky residue left behind…. I can't figure out why they stick the labels on there.

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    1. You're right.. I don't know why they do that either.

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    2. They put the labels on as a way to say, this authentic and real, as a way to rep the quality of their brand. Not all wax cutting is the same. People used to print africa cloth and use digital, or low quality machines. The reason their is that stiffness, is that you know real wax was used and with real wax you get the top quality print and the more authentic process.

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    3. I still have the residue. Can't they just use hang tags. or put the label on the back or along the selvage?

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    4. I still have the residue. Can't they just use hang tags. or put the label on the back or along the selvage?

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  4. I can not thank you enough...i was losing my mind with these darn stickers...

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  5. Unfortunately I didn't Google this before peeling off the stickers. Now how do I get the residue off?

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  6. I figured out my own answer (after how many botched fabrics??) -- saturate with WD-40, then scrape, and of course wash afterwards. But next time I'll use the iron first!

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  7. Thank you for this. My mom was trying to get a sticker label off of one of her materials and told me to check the internet for her. I doubted we could find anything helpful but checked anyway, and came across your post! Although we did ironing in reverse method (that the second person who commented suggested). The sticker peeled off so easily. Thanks a lot! :)

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  8. Still need to get the residue off. Wish not to wash the fabric after a WD40 application. Is there a way to remove the residue without having to wash it out?

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    1. Place paper towel over the adhesive and then a piece of cloth over the paper towel, the iron it. The adhesive should transfer onto the paper towel.

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  9. Still need to get the residue off. Wish not to wash the fabric after a WD40 application. Is there a way to remove the residue without having to wash it out?

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  10. I have the same question. I did this but there is still adhesive left behind. How can you get that off?

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    1. Place paper towel over the adhesive and then a piece of cloth over the paper towel, the iron it. The adhesive should transfer onto the paper towel.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea! It works perfectly every time!

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  12. You've saved my dresses. Thank you so much.

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