Many scarves come with permanent-seeming labels that frustratingly manage to show or face out no matter which way you tie them. While leaving the label on is a bit of a matter of preference (many people opt to keep them on if the scarf is designer or if the label includes washing instructions), if a visible tag is driving you crazy, there’s good news: They are fairly easy to remove.
Most scarf tags are “tacked” on, rather that sewn, meaning they are only attached with one stitch of thread at two corners of the label. This is done purposefully to make the label easy to take off. To remove a tag like this, grab a seam ripper or a pair of scissors and carefully snip the tack threads, being sure not to accidentally cut or break any fibers of the scarf itself.
If the label is sewn into a seam, you’ll need to be a bit more careful. Don’t attempt to remove it entirely, or you risk undoing the seam. Instead, spread the seam as far apart as possible with your fingers, and with a small pair of scissors (nail scissors work wonders for this task), snip away as much of the visible label as possible.
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