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11 Tie-Dye Patterns: How to Perfect Any Design

11 Tie-Dye Patterns: How to Perfect Any Design

Posted: September 19, 2022 |

Tie-dye is a fun and easy way to add color and pattern to fabric. You can tie dye almost any kind of fabric, from T-shirts to bed sheets, and the results are always unique. While tie-dye patterns can seem complicated, most are quite easy to achieve. With a little practice and lots of 1-dollar T-shirts, you'll be able to tie-dye anything in any color scheme you can imagine. Here are 11 exciting tie-dye patterns and how to perfect them! 1. Single Spiral The single spiral is the most class... [ read more ]

How to Start a Screen Printing Business

Posted: September 12, 2022 |

  If you're interested in how to start a screen printing business, you're entering a field that's gained a lot of traction in the past few years. Customers love getting items like white T-shirts or wholesale hoodies screen printed with their favorite pop art, symbols and personalized content. Whether it's for proud parents or to celebrate school spirit, we break down how to get your screen printing business off the ground! Source: Andrey_Popov/shutterstock.com Complete Your Ord... [ read more ]

How Long Do You Let Tie Dye Sit Before Washing?

How Long Do You Let Tie Dye Sit Before Washing?

Posted: September 8, 2022 |

  You just created a unique rainbow swirl on your tie-dye 1-dollar T-shirt or wholesale hoodie, and you're wondering how long you should let the dye sit before washing it off. If you wash it too soon, the colors could come out with the wash. If you wait too long, the dye could dry up, leading to uneven coloration. So, how long do you let tie dye sit? Keep reading to find out what happens to dye when it comes into contact with fabric and how long you should let different tie-dye projec... [ read more ]

How to Wash Tie Dye to Keep Colors Bright

How to Wash Tie Dye to Keep Colors Bright

Posted: August 19, 2022 |

So, you just finished tie-dyeing a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art or received a tie-dyed shirt as a gift. Or maybe you dyed an entire batch of white t-shirts for tie-dye to resell. What next? Whatever the case may be, you obviously want to keep the color looking vibrant for as long as possible, but you might not be quite sure of exactly how to do that. By learning how to properly wash and care for your most colorful apparel, you can keep your tie-dyed gear looking brand new for years. ... [ read more ]

5 Steps to Tie Dye with Food Coloring

5 Steps to Tie Dye with Food Coloring

Posted: August 8, 2022 |

Making tie-dyed shirts and accessories is one of those projects that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a way to pass a summer afternoon with your little ones or you want to breathe new life into some of your old clothes, there is just something magical about creating one-of-a-kind garments featuring vibrant colors and designs.  Source: VLADIMIR VK/Shutterstock.com Shop 1 Dollar T-Shirts for Your Next Tie Dye Project If you want to do some tie-dyeing, don’... [ read more ]

5 Tips for Making Shirts with a Cricut Machine

5 Tips for Making Shirts with a Cricut Machine

Posted: August 1, 2022 |

Making custom shirts at home is a blast. And thanks to Cricut cutting machines, it’s easier than you might think. As long as you have a plain colored or white t-shirt, heat transfer vinyl, a Cricut machine and a few basic crafting supplies, you have everything you need to start creating one-of-a-kind shirts from the comfort of home. Whether you make them for yourself or your family, or you decide to launch your own small custom t-shirt biz, there are several things you can do to make sure ever... [ read more ]

How to Tie Dye with Bleach: The Complete Guide

How to Tie Dye with Bleach: The Complete Guide

Posted: July 22, 2022 |

Tie dye is a quintessential summertime activity. Chances are, you’ve already spent lots of days soaking up the sun, applying vibrant colors to white shirts for tie dye, and coming up with one-of-a-kind fashion items. You might not have experience with one of the hottest trends of 2022, though — reverse tie dye. Whether you’ve grown bored of traditional tie dye or are just looking for a different type of project to try for the kids, doing reverse tie dye is an excellent option. It’... [ read more ]

How to Buy Wholesale Clothing

How to Buy Wholesale Clothing

Posted: July 13, 2022 |

There are several reasons you might want to buy clothing in bulk. Maybe you run a garment customization business and need to stock up on wholesale hoodies. Or perhaps you need wholesale hats for a company event. You may even be searching for wholesale shirts to help keep your growing kids clothed in stylish, high-quality apparel without breaking the bank. Whatever the case may be, you’re probably wondering how to buy wholesale clothing.  Source: New Africa/Shutterstock.com At The Adair ... [ read more ]

How to Use a Heat Press Machine with Blank Clothing Pieces

How to Use a Heat Press Machine with Blank Clothing Pieces

Posted: July 6, 2022 |

Investing in a heat press makes it way easier to customize bulk t-shirts with vinyl. You might think you don’t need one of these machines if you already have an iron, but you should reconsider. A regular iron gets the job done, but using one is more difficult and yields inconsistent results. You need a heat press when you want to decorate tees, hoodies, etc. and have them turn out flawless every time. We promise that once you use one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one of these han... [ read more ]

How to Measure Sleeve Length for Short and Long Sleeves

How to Measure Sleeve Length for Short and Long Sleeves

Posted: March 2, 2022 |

Many years ago, knowing how to accurately measure sleeve length was an essential skill. Buying shirts today is as easy as going online, making a few clicks, and waiting a couple of days for your new apparel to show up in your mailbox.  It was not always that easy, though. Long before people could go online to shop for bulk t shirts and other garments, they had to make clothing themselves or order custom shirts from professional tailors. And since apparel wasn’t nearly as affordable or ... [ read more ]