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Tips for Making a T-shirt

How to make a t-shirt:

Making a t-shirt is a complex process. Different process are done for making a t-shirt. Preshrink and press fabrics before cutting, using the method you want’ to use for the finished garment. Garments are usually cut on the lengthwise grain, but you may occasionally prefer a fabric’s design or stripe on the cross grain, which is fine if the fabric has enough stretch going around the body. Since many knits have a subtle directional shading (they are knitted from one end to the other), use a ‘with-nap’ layout whenever possible for making a t-shirt. If you want to make a t-shirt then you should follow the Measurement Process of t-shirt.

Prepare for making a t-shirt
Prepare for making a t-shirt

No fancy seams needed

You do not need a serge to make beautifully constructed knits. Since knit fabrics do not ravel, a plain raw or pinked edge works fine. Most widely preferred option is a straight stitch and a standard 2.5 mm. stitch length. For very stretchy knits, Use the smallest baby zigzag stitch, which will ‘read’ as a straight stitch.

To control stretching, use a simple technique called stay stitch plus. Apply pressure on the back of the presser foot or push down on the fabric behind the foot, stitch 1 to 2 inch, then release. Repeat along the length of the seam. With ‘a bit of practice, you will maintain an even tension throughout.

A mock flat-felled seam is perfect for holding seams flat, like at the shoulder and for dropped or raglan sleeve seams. Stitch a standard seam, press it open and then press it to one side. Trim the under layer, if bulk is a problem, and top stitch from the right side.

A 12/80 sized universal needle (tapered, with a rounded point) and good-quality, all-polyester thread work well for most light- to medium weight knits. If you get skipped stitches on synthetics, ‘power’ knits with Lycra, or very fine knits, try using a ballpoint needle (with a more rounded point), apply needle lubricant along the spool of thread, then try a smaller needle. It is preferable to use double needles for top stitching hems.

For smooth hems and stable seams

Before assembling your T-shirt, prepare the hems by pressing them into place. Use an oak tag template as a guide. Next, apply a narrow cross grain strip of soft, all-bias knit, fusible interfacing in hems to reduce rippling. It is easier to add now while the garment is flat.

Decorate a t-shirt
Decorate a t-shirt

To sew and stabilize the shoulder at the same time, stitch the shoulder seam with the backside up, adding a strip of clear, UN-stretched elastic on top. Press the seam without touching the elastic, which will melt.

Some tips for better T-shirt designs for business:

T-shirt design is becoming one of the most popular outlets for creatives or designer. If you want to be a successful tee shirt designer, then here you will find out some tips for making a t-shirt design.

  • Take your time and explore your concept
  • Imagine the design on a shirt
  • Everyone appreciates great drawing ability, keep things simple design and attention to detail.
  • Consider your market
  • Use the T-shirt colour effectively and try choosing complementary colours.
  • Apply your artwork properly
  • Design is finished and properly art-worked, but your tee will only be as ever as good your printer.
  • To have a good understanding knowledge about it.
  • Be inspired by what the latest trends are but don’t copy them.



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