Create your own t-shirt and get it with next day delivery
Our bespoke cut and sew service allows us to create totally unique customised clothing. This, combined with our specialist print methods means you can create your very own personalised, designer wardrobe, to show off your style. Kick start your custom clothing collection with our Men's Cut and Sew T-shirt. We like to think of ourselves as pioneers in t-shirt printing, as our personalised t-shirts are made from our exclusive t-shirt template. Each panel is printed individually and then sewn together by hand in our London studio. Design your own customisable t-shirt with Contrado and show the world your talent.
Your label, your brand
Looking to sell your shirts, with professional flair? Build your fashion brand with our bold printed labels. These big, full colour labels are guaranteed to make a big impact: perfect for showing off your logo and brand name. Made from the same soft jersey as the rest of your T-Shirt, and sewn flat to rest comfortably against the nape of the neck. Build your brand with Contrado’s printed label solutions.
Style it with
If you are looking for ways on how to style a t-shirt, then we have some fun and stylish suggestions for you! A classic t-shirt looks great worn with loads of different outfits, but our Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt has something extra special. It is infused with your personal style! The way you wear it depends on the way you design it. Create something funny, casual, smart or high fashion and let it dictate your outfit. For a dapper look, add a tailored blazer jacket and some workman boots. For something a little more laid back, slip our Customised Bomber Jacket or Custom Hoodie over the top and finish it off with our Custom Baseball Cap.
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 Cut and Sew T-Shirt for Men
based on 12 customer reviews
I had this produced as a prototype, hoping to get several more made the following week. Unfortunately the rib of the shirt was sewn on in reverse from what the preview suggested. The expectation was to have the seam over the right shoulder, but actually the seam was over the left. I spent the whole of the following week trying to get an answer out of the customer support as to whether it is the sewing or the preview that is wrong. I still don't know, but at least I eventually got a voucher for a re-print, though I've had to print the shirts I wanted made with plain-colour ribs because I still don't know for sure which way around I should be printing them. The actual fabric and prints are amazing though!
I was impressed with how quickly this arrived and really happy with how it came out.
The quality of print to my shirt is faultless, no smudges anywhere, team at Contrado when I've pick up my shirt are very friendly, will definitely order from them again.
The T-shirt is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you!
Ordered a T shirt to be printed with my husbands favourite picture on it,one of the pictures that I had printed on some upholstery fabric some weeks earlier.Great products, fantastic sevice and very helpful staff, ( I had to phone them on several occasions for help with the lay out of the designs as I'm rubbish with computers!)
Husband very happy with his T shirt and we can't wait to see Grannys chair when it comes back from the upholsterers.
As always Contrado deliver and transform my design in in to a bespoke garment. I keep asking to extend your range of men's clothing and will continue to as I value the service although selection is unfortunately limited.
As usual Contrado deliver...bringing my designs to life with great fabrics, quality print with vibrancy and and clarity. Quick craftsmanship and quick delivery.
Excellent item arrived quick
Absolutely love this top, delivery was super quick and the top itself is made of high quality fabric. I Love it!
Very satisfied of quality and the image of my t-shirt.
fantastic quality and service
High-quality product, though I may choose a heavier weight option with my next order. Quick delivery, good customer service when I had questions. Very happy, will use again.
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.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
Do you have a fast turnaround time?
If you need customised clothing fast, then you have come to the right place. At Contrado, we pride ourselves on our fast turnaround time. You might think when creating a designer t-shirt, that you might need to wait days or longer to receive it. We can usually start production the day we receive a design, with our print and sewing team working together to make your t-shirt quickly, carefully and efficiently. Turn around time is usually 48 hours with next day delivery available.
What does "Cut and Sew" mean?
Cut and sew is the term used to describe a garment, which has been made by hand and customised from raw fabric, rather than one, which has simply been purchased, already completed and then just printed. Our cut and sew clothing is made piece by piece, with each panel individually printed. They are then stitched together to create the final garment. It is great to wear cut and sew clothing when you can, as you will be wearing a unique and exclusive piece made just for you.
Which parts of the cut & sew t-shirt can I personalise?
Our Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt is a made to order, handmade item. Thanks to our t-shirt pattern template, you can design several areas of this print on t-shirt, which are then sewn together to create the final product. You can personalise up to six areas of this top; the front, back, left sleeve, right sleeve, neck rib, and you can also add your own label, which is sewn into the back of the neck. This is ideal for brands, logos or just adding a special message.
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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?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
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.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
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.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
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.