Back in December I made t-shirts to send as Christmas gifts to a few of my sewing blogger friends. Being like-minded, I thought they would enjoy this declaration: “Yes, I Sew. No, I Won’t Hem Your Pants.” We’ve discussed several times how annoying it gets when people find out you sew and then they’re automatic response is to ask if you’ll hem their pants or sew them curtains. If you sew, you know. I never imagined they’d get such a positive response and was taken a back when a few of these friends posted on Instagram and their followers asked where they could get a shirt of their own. And so began the search for a viable place to create and sell sewing gifts and t-shirts.
I looked at a few wholesale printing options and either didn’t like the quality of t-shirt or the need to buy an outrageous amount of product in order to get a decent price on the printing. I just didn’t have the chunk of money to spend in order to get the desired price. I mean, who’s going to spend $50 on a t-shirt. And again, the quality and ethical production practices were weighing on my mind.
And then I stumbled on Zazzle which allowed me to set up a shop filled with my designs. Every order is printed here in the USA on good quality t-shirts. I like the idea that the person purchasing can choose the style, color, and even product (t-shirt, tote bag, pillow ect.) they want the design printed on. The other bonus for me is that they print AND send the items while I make a wee bit of commission which is a win-win for all of you since you don’t have to wait for me to mail each item.
I have two sewing designs up in the shop now and two more waiting for approval. I’m also working on a line of book character and quote inspired t-shirts that can be printed on toddler t-shirts and onsies. With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, if you know a mother who loves to sew, one of these sewing t-shirts are sure to make their day! Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to casually mention to your husband how much you’d like a sewing t-shirt of your own. They do need a little gift idea help from time to time. Or heck, treat yourself, because we all know you deserve it!
Hop on over to check out all of the t-shirt designs!