How to Make Your Own T-Shirt (with Video)

t-shirt making

Making a t-shirt is easy when compared to other apparel items. But one must learn stitching skills to sew a t-shirt.

T-shirts are available for buying at a low price. Why should you need to make it on your own? It could be your hobby or you can take it for a hobby.

You need to set up your workshop and buy many supplies. To make a t-shirt, you need to spend money on sewing machines. If there is a sewing machine in your home, then you can take this project without spending much money.

Warning! You need to learn the handling method of a sewing machine otherwise you may pinch your finger by sewing a needle.

You can buy knit fabric from the local fabric shops. You need to know the list of supplies you need to buy before you sit to stitch the t-shirt.

Learn how to make patterns or buy patterns for a t-shirt.

Step to make t-shirt on your own

If you want to make a t-shirt on your own, you need to follow below steps.
  1. Draft patterns for the t-shirt design
  2. Buy knit fabrics (Single Jersey) and other raw material supplies
  3. Cut fabrics as per your t-shirt patterns
  4. Setup sewing machines (For industrial production 3 different types of sewing machines are used)
  5. Join t-shirt components (10 - 12 stages) one by one. Checking the sewing operations list here
  6. Complete sewing the t-shirt
  7. Checking stitching quality. You should have basic understanding of quality t-shirt
  8. Trim thread, press the t-shirt using steam press
  9. Your T-shirt is ready

If you are interested in starting t-shirt making business in small-scale, you may refer to my book 'Kick Start Your T-Shirt Business'. This book cover all the necessary knowledges one needs to obtain to start a t-shirt business from scratch.

To learn more about the book check this page

T-shirt videos

I found two useful videos to learn how to make t-shirts (not an industrial production). Watch these two videos and share your thoughts. 

Making a T-Shirt: Make Your Own T-Shirt

Sewing Machine Techniques : How to Hem T-Shirts

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