Print your own t-shirt with Contrado
When you have prints you want to promote, this Ladies Customisable T-Shirt is the perfect canvas. From the front and back, to the sleeves, to the neck details and pocket and even the optional clothing label, this top is as unique as it is stylish. Each section is printed flat from our t-shirt design template and then sewn together in-house, to create a truly one of a kind designer t-shirt. Create slogan t-shirts or upload your favourite photos, whatever you want; you are the designer. Available in three of our beautiful jersey fabrics, printing t-shirts is fun and affordable with Contrado.
Your label, your brand
Want to sell your tees, but need a professional finish? Add a printed label to your T-Shirt and you can show off you brand with a big, full colour label. Sewn flat from the same soft jersey as the rest of your fabric, this label won’t irritate the back of your neck like cheap woven labels. And because we make each one individually, you can make it as personal as you want: even add a custom message for your customer! Contrado’s bold T-Shirt labels will get customers talking about your fashion brand.
Style it with
Made from luxuriously soft jersey fabric and cut in a fashionable and flattering style, this ladies t-shirt with a pocket will make a very welcome addition to your wardrobe. Pair this personalised crew neck t-shirt with all of your fashion basics; from skinny jeans to a floaty maxi skirt. If you want to take advantage of our customised closet, then team your tee with a pair of our Custom Leggings in either a matching or clashing print and zip up our Custom Hoodie over the top. Casual yet utterly fabulous.
Turn inside out before washing. 30°c wash. Do not wring. Low heat iron, Iron on the reverse of the printed side. Do not tumble dry.
Reviews for Ladies T Shirt - Cut and Sew
based on 4 customer reviews
I ordered another artist piece that was already done, the quality of that encouraged me to see what else you did especially as I was looking for something special ... and wow am I pleased the item is superb and I and so excited about giving it as a gift . The design and order process was easy and I felt in control . You have made me a customer for life and I can’t recommend you high enough .... more more more please
I ordered a wide variety of items, including t-shirts, cutting board, kitchen mitts, key chains. All were expertly done, and so quickly, too.
A perfect print, the finished product looked exactly like the one on the design template, and on a good quality t shirt. Between finishing the t shirt design and ordering the product, I must have accidentally moved the picture in the design so that it was no longer centred ( by quite some margin!). I didn't notice until the order confirmation email was sent, and realised what I had done (and all my fault) I then created and ordered a second t shirt. Contrado noticed the duplicate order, they contacted me and were happy to cancel the first one that I had messed up - absolutely top notch service!!!
I'm delighted with my t-shirt. The colours are true to the photo and it fits perfectly. Delivery was quick and I've already worn the top and had compliments. It's great to be able to wear something unique with a story to it.
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
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Frequently asked questions:
What fabric options are there for these t-shirts?
When it comes to designing your own t-shirt, you can choose from three different jersey fabrics, of various weights and one natural cotton fabric. We have Jersey 160gsm and soft fashion jersey or our Cotton Bounce 180gsm.
Which parts of this customised t-shirt can be printed?
What makes this personalised t-shirt so unique is that you have the option to customise up to 6 parts. You can upload prints onto the front, back, both sleeves, neck tape, the front pocket and you can also design your own customised neck label.
Why is this option called a "Cut and Sew" t-shirt?
This custom made t-shirt is called "Cut and Sew" because of it can be totally customised. Each individual panel is printed flat and sewn together in-house by our expert sewing department, to ensure the best possible print reproduction and most bespoke finish.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB; this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or boarders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.