Clothing Dots take seconds to iron on, and literally melt into your fabric so you don’t feel them! And this is the best way to use them on socks!
Ironing our Clothing Dots into fabric is one way to ensure they stay put for many many washes (trust us, way longer than the life of a sock!). It takes only 15 SECONDS of your time to iron the colored dot on the desired article of clothing.
The trick is to iron it into an area that will be easily visible once that garment is folded. You don’t want to defeat the purpose of this genius hack! So, for socks, we like ironing into the inside of the sock, close to the top of the band. This is the part that’s easily visible when socks are folded.
If you’re ironing Clothing Dots onto many pairs of socks at the same time we recommend folding them all inside out, lining them up, and ironing the Dots one by one using the enclosed parchment paper, then refolding. It’s well worth the investment of time–in just a few minutes you can avoid a year of mix ups and missed buses!
For tights, we recommend the same. Adhere the dot to the inside of the elastic. Once folded, the colored dot is easily seen.
Are you concerned that you might find the Clothing Dots annoying on your skin? Not to worry. You won’t feel them at all. The iron-on Dots have an incredible technology that practically “melts” into the fabric. We had fun closing our eyes and trying to find the Dot using only our fingers. Not easy.
While introducing this new concept to your household, you might find our downloadable chart super helpful. Simply place a Dot (or color the same color into the circle) and write the child’s name next to the corresponding Dot color. (If you only need 4 colors, just cut the chart in half)
Keep this chart hanging in the laundry room or inside a closet.
You can also write things like: “¾ sleeve shell” and “long sleeve shell” if you are planning to use them to organize your own closet, assigning a different Dot color to each type of shell so they don’t need to be unfolded to check the style!
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