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.
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.
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.