Have you ever stopped to think about the process that goes into making your bespoke t-shirt or polo shirt? From conceptualising the design to producing the final product, there are a multitude of steps involved in creating these garments.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at each stage of the journey, providing a comprehensive overview of the process of making a t-shirt or polo shirt, from design to quality control.
Designing Your Garment: A Creative Process
At our company, we take the first step of making a t-shirt or polo shirt very seriously – designing the garment. We understand that each client has unique ideas and preferences, which is why we take a personalised approach.
We begin by sketching out our client’s ideas by hand, and then we use design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create digital designs that bring those ideas to life.
Selecting the Perfect Fabric: Quality and Comfort
After finalising the design, the next step is to select the fabric. We carefully choose the fabric for your garments based on your needs and requirements, which can include cotton, polyester, or a blend of materials. We prioritise both performance standards and comfort requirements when making our selection.
Additionally, to ensure high quality, we send the chosen fabric for independent laboratory testing before using it in your garments.The choice of fabric ultimately comes down to the expected performance and the wearer, which is why we choose the fabric carefully to ensure that it holds up well after washing and is comfortable to wear.
Pattern Making: Preparing for Production
After the fabric is selected, a pattern is made. The pattern is a template used to cut the fabric into the correct shape and size for the shirt. The pattern is usually made from paper or cardboard and is traced onto the fabric.
Cutting and Customising the Fabric: Adding Your Personal Touch
Once the pattern is made, the fabric is cut into the correct shape and size. If your design includes printing or embroidery, this is the stage where customization takes place. Screen printing, heat transfer, or digital printing techniques are used to print designs on the fabric. For embroideries, the design is generated onto a disk and done by machinery.
Sewing Your Garment: Bringing It All Together
After the fabric is cut and customised (if necessary), it’s time to sew the t-shirt. This involves stitching together the front and back of the shirt, adding the sleeves, and attaching any collars, cuffs, or other details. Skilled workers use specialised machines to sew your garments to ensure that they meet our quality standards.
Quality Control: Ensuring Excellence
Once the t-shirts or polo shirts are sewn, they undergo a quality control check. This is where any defects are identified and fixed before the shirts are packaged for shipping. Our quality control team ensures that only the best products are delivered to our customers.
Packaging and Shipping: On the Way to You
Finally, once the t-shirts or polo shirts are completed, they are carefully packaged and shipped to their final destination. At every step of the way, we make sure to handle your garments with care to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
At Garmmo, we ensure careful attention to detail and quality at each stage of the multi-step process of making a t-shirt or polo shirt – from design to final quality control check, to produce a high-quality garment that meets your standards.