3 Easy Steps for Custom Team Uniforms for Little League Teams

With registration for little league teams nearing, there are three easy steps to ensuring that your child and their entire team has high quality custom team uniforms that stay within your budget. By following each of these steps, this year’s season (and every one after!) is guaranteed to kick off without a hitch.customized-team-uniforms-vertical

Step 1

The key to customizing well made shirts while staying within your budget is finding the right sponsors. Before you pick out t-shirt brands, colors, or even a logo (if one hasn’t already been chosen), find a support system of sponsors.

The best sponsors are local companies. These are the companies most willing to support local teams, schools, and events. Whether you’re making phone calls or going door to door, all it takes is explaining the cause and offering to print their logo on your team’s custom uniforms.

Step Two

Once you’ve found sponsors, picking the brand of your t-shirt is next. A lightweight and soft shirt will keep the kids cool and comfortable during games on scorching hot days. For example, when customizing team shirts for a little league baseball team, we recommend either a simple Gildan t-shirt or a Raglan t-shirt. For a basic budget, a Gildan t-shirt is the perfect lightweight and comfortable t-shirt. If you have more room in your budget, you can opt for a shirt with more detail and contrast, like our Raglan t-shirts.

Step Three

Once you’ve found your sponsors and decided what shirt brand you want, the next step is placing your order! To do so, all you’ll need are your team colors, team name, a logo (if applicable), and the logos or company names of your sponsor(s). Make a list of how many shirts you’ll need in which sizes, and submit your order! If you find that … Continue reading

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How To Market Your Business With A Clever Slogan

Raise your hand if you’ve bought a shirt solely because of the witty pun printed across the chest or back.

It’s true, most of us have done it before. Clever slogans are a genius marketing tool that companies employ to help grab your attention even when you’re not looking to make a purchase. Love it or hate it, they’re a great way to boost your own company as well. Whether you’re customizing apparel for a fundraiser or your own business, follow our tips and allow a play on words to do your marketing for you too.

A catchy slogan is the first, and possibly most important step to making sure your marketing plans work. Think of it as anfour-shirts-autumn-rose-florist inside joke with your customers. By establishing this inside joke, you’ve become familiar with them. You’re no longer a company, but a person they feel like they know and can trust. Once you’ve created that level of familiarity, you guarantee their return business.

There are a few keys to picking the right slogans for your company, as well as what apparel to print or embroider them on. First and foremost, you’ll need to know your audience well. Being aware of your desired customer’s age, likes, and dislikes will help you select both the right garments and phrases. It’s also very important to stay true to your company. Don’t choose something that will appeal to a new or existing demographic if it doesn’t feel natural. If it’s not right for your company, consumers will cringe just as much as you do when they see it.

A great example of picking clever marketing slogans is Autumn Rose Flower and Gift Shoppe, in Milford, CT. With phrases like “Nice blooms” and “Show me your stems,” they’ve designed shirts that will catch a customer’s … Continue reading

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7 Awesome Halloween Shirt DIY Projects To Try

Whether you’re carving pumpkins or turning your house into a haunted mansion, one of the best parts of Halloween is the crafts. Nothing gets us in the spirit of Halloween like a Halloween DIY project. Of course, the best inspiration comes from blogs all over the internet. This year, we’re trying everything from pumpkins to candy corn and shrunken skulls – on our shirts, that is. Check out these 7 spook-tacular Halloween shirt DIY projects.

Pumpkins are the staple of every Halloween, whether they’re on your front stoop or the front of your t-shirt. This Glowing Grin Halloween T-shirt from ilovetocreate.com is great for any age, event, or daily outfit. All you need is some fashion glitter, fabric paint, your t-shirt of choice, and a few other trusty items to turn your shirt into the perfect pumpkin. Follow this blogger’s insightful directions here.

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Give a summertime staple a Halloween twist with this tie-dye skull shirt! Whether you choose to use rubber bands or stick to the pleating method shown in the video, this Halloween DIY won’t disappoint.

 

Not into skulls but still love the Halloween spirit? Turn your ordinary white t-shirt into a delicious piece of candy corn. All you need is orange dye, yellow dye, and a paint brush. No folding, pleating, or elastic bands needed.

 

For the true DIY-undertakers, try this Halloween stencil technique! Melissa, a mom and ultimate crafter, noticed that while Halloween shirts were in abundance for her younger children, there were not so many for those that are all grown up. To fix this, she braved the stencil world and created some truly awesome t-shirts! Whether you’re tech-savvy or an amateur at best, you can customize similar Halloween shirts by using an art file or a simple stencil. Those that have mastered … Continue reading

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Three Steps to a Seamless and Successful Spirit Wear Fundraiser

Spirit wear is one of the most enjoyable ways to show your school pride, no matter what age. With the fall season in full bloom, the time for spirit wear fundraisers is upon us. Before you get started organizing your school’s or your team’s fundraiser, follow these three key steps to making your spirit wear fundraiser easy, stress free, and – most importantly – successful.

amity-dance-team-spirit-wear-fundraiser1. Choose your logo and garments first. Choosing what logo you want to put on which garments is the single most important step to making your spirit wear fundraiser successful. The logo is the easiest to choose, as schools already have mascots and preferred fonts. Choosing garments is the next important decision, and often the most difficult decision when planning a spirit wear fundraiser. Many schools and teams think that by offering the widest variety of garments, their fundraiser will be the most successful. However, the opposite is true. By offering only a few select items – sweatshirts, shirts, and sweat pants, for example – your fundraiser will not only become easy to manage, but highly successful because people can quickly choose what they want and turn in their order forms quickly.

2. Send out your order forms. Once you’ve decided on your garments and logos, print out your order forms. Give students and parents at least a month to decide on what garments they wish to purchase.

3. Place your orders. Wait a week after their deadline, as there are bound to be a handful of late orders, and then place your official order. This will give parents, students, and yourselves enough time without feeling overwhelmed during your spirit wear fundraiser. By waiting an extra week after the deadline, you have a higher possibility of only needing to place one large order.

 

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Using Twill Applique – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Customizing your own apparel is a fun and creative way to advertise a business, event, or fundraiser. While deciding on a logo or design is central to customizing your apparel, choosing the best method of customization is equally important. Customers regularly request that garments be embroidered, screen printed, or heat pressed. However, sometimes the best chosen method is none of the above. In these instances, twill applique is the perfect method to customizing your apparel.

Twill applique is something not often used, but widely useful. Often, when brought up, we receive puzzled looks and a few questions. To further explain the process and benefits of twill applique, we thought we would answer all of your questions here.

What in the world is Twill Applique?   

Applique is the process of sewing the twill onto a garment. Twill is 100% polyester. Twill comes in a variety of colors and has pressure sensitive adhesive on one side, to ensure easy layout positioning.

Why twill? Can’t we just embroider?   

You can always have a logo embroidered onto your garment. However, larger logos that contain hundreds of thousands of stitches can distort your garment. Because long stitches often come loose, smaller stitches are used to complete embroidered logos. This means more stitches and more thread. The more thread you use, the more likely your logo is to bunch the fabric of your garment, simply because of the weight of the thread. To keep this from happening, we sometimes use twill, a polyester material that can be cut in the shape of your logo and sewn with 80% less stitching.

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