Most people have always wanted to personalize or print t-shirts, so we decided to explain the different ways that exist to do it, from the easiest to one with which you can print in large quantities and why not? Maybe earn some extra money if you propose.
Install The Fabric
As a general rule, the preparatory work for sewing is very important to set up the work easily and to obtain nice finishes. In the case of Printed shirt (เสื้อ พิมพ์ ลาย which is the term in Thai) fabric, this is even truer. It will take time to set up your fabric, but it’s not a waste of time.
Lay the fabric on the table face down against the table and edge at the edge of the table.
Fold the fabric right side up, aligning the patterns as you go. When the thickness of the top layer is thin enough, you can see the pattern through and it’s easier to match the patterns of the two layers. When the fabric is too opaque for this, simply fold the top layer at 45 ° to align the patterns.
Pin the two layers together in the selvedge as the installation progresses.
In the case of a lined jersey, make sure that the lines are perpendicular to the fold. Jersey tends to “slip”. The lines can very easily start to curl.
Not Everything Can Be Connected
If it’s not nice to have a pattern shift between the left front and the right front of a mens tank tops, you cannot tie everything up on a piece of clothing. It is not geometrically possible to match the patterns in some parts of the garment.
Lay The Pattern On The Fabric
Focus on strategic points and assemblies. For example the side of a bust, the outer side of a pant leg, Mark the sides of the pieces that will be sewn together. Make sure to position the ends of these lines in an equivalent way to the pattern.