There are many ways to make your own custom t-shirts that are affordable, we are going to show you a few of them. Nowadays with everyone tightening their belts financially, people are finding that if you make your own custom t shirts, you can save a boat load of money. The bottom line, when it comes to making a custom t shirt you can choose one of many ways to go about it. You can screen print the image on the shirts, embroidery, fabric painting and you can also iron-on images on the shirts.
Screen Printing. First lets discuss screen printing. You buy the shirts below wholesale at an online bulk supply company. You purchase a simple screen printing press and supplies and grab a CD or book on screen printing technique. Before you know it you’ll be making your own custom t shirts at a fraction of what it would cost you to buy from a local screen printer. Over time this hobby could develop into a very profitable career personalized t shirt maker.
Embroidery. If you want to make your own custom t-shirts and you decide embroidery is the way to go, again, you purchase the tees online at a bulk supplier. Nowadays embroidery equipment is pennies on the dollar compared to ten years ago. You can set up a one station embroidery maker in your garage or even kitchen table. The supplies for embroidery go a long way, and again, this little hobby has the potential to be a real money making venture if you decide to go big time.
Fabric Painting. The area of fabric painting usually falls into the homemade or crafting category. The kids making shirt designs for the grandparents, the family designing tees for a family reunion, or the local boy or girl scouts doing a project to earn merit badges. The shirts again, bought online at a bulk supplier to save you the absolute most on your money. Then you hit the local craft store or even eBay or Amazon for the fabric paints. The shirts at the craft stores can run in the $3 range, however, buying them in bulk can cost you as little as $1.25 a piece.
Iron On. When you make your own custom t-shirts iron on or transfers is the simplest of the four we’ve mentioned. You get the shirts from an online supplier at a great price with free shipping. Then your off to either the craft store, or any online auction, to get a premade iron on transfer for the shirts. However, many stores like Staples offer a program made by Hanes, that allows you to make custom t shirts on your own computer. You load the program, design the image, print on the transfer paper they supply or that you’ve gotten elsewhere, iron on and your good to go!