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The Do's and Don'ts of customizing clothing

By archit sharma • April 27, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts of Customizing Clothing

More and more people are getting interested in designing their own shirts because not only it gives them the complete control on what design they want to wear, it also helps them put their creative juices to good use. Designing a shirt is actually fun however, it can also get pretty daunting especially if you’re a newbie or you’re still not used to it yet.

Though there websites like www.iHateTshirts.com that can help you customize your very first shirt with their free easy-to-use tools, knowing the dos and don’ts of designing a t-shirt will benefit you a lot. Speaking of the things that you can and cannot do when it comes to creating a customized shirt, some of the more important ones are right below. Yes, that’s right, and if you want to know what they are, then read on.

DO’s

  • Do Take Your Time

  • A great design concept doesn’t come up in an instant. You have to give yourself some time to properly decide whether you want a statement or a graphic design for your shirt. You also have to be patient, let yourself be inspired by your thoughts or the things around you and let time do its magic.  

  • Do A Lot Of Research

  • Aside from researching for inspirations on the design you want to create, you also need to find a platform where you’ll form the actual design. If you have programs like Photoshop then that’s great, but if you don’t then you can always search for t-shirt design websites that you can use.

  • Do Keep It Original

  • What’s the point of calling it a “personalized” shirt if the design’s not original? This is why you need a lot of time for researching and conceptualizing a design. Using one that is already out there is not recommended. You can also face copyright issues if you do that.

DON’TS

  • Don’t Rush Things

  • Customizing a shirt should always come with a proper plan. Rushing things can only result into a design that is sloppy, unoriginal or not good at all. Take your time and let the design come to you.

  • Don’t Forget About The Colors

  • One of the most common mistakes that t-shirt designers do is that they tend to forget the fact that colors play a huge role in the design’s outcome. Make sure that the color combination you’re going to use for your design will match and compliment the color of the shirt.

  • Don’t Forget About The Fabric

 

  • Some designs will look the best and last longer on certain fabric types. That’s why you also need to keep the t-shirt details in mind before you have your design printed. And if you want your shirt to last for a long time, you also need to find a shirt with a great quality.