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How to make a DIY t-shirt folding board

by Andy on February 28, 2013



I have one of those fancy plastic t-shirt folding boards (that’s right, fancy plastic) and find it really useful for getting my tees all the same shape and size so I can stack them on my dresser (when you have as many as I do storage become an issue), but you can quickly and easily make one yourself that will do the same job using some sturdy cardboard and duct tape, and probably last a while too.

Shirt Folding Board from Cardboard and Duct Tape

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Daily News & Tee Roundup for November 21st

by Andy on November 21, 2011

warwick davis t-shirt

I’ve had a change of tack today and I’m putting Shirt Punch at the top of the roundup because today their designer is not by a normal t-shirt artist, it’s by sophisticated dwarf about town Warwick Davis of Star Wars (and currently ‘Life’s too Short’) fame. I know that his new show has gotten a lot of negative press for exploiting short people, but I don’t think he’d be in the show if he didn’t think it was right for him. Nice to see Philip Schofield in the sideart section!


I watched the first episode of The Walking Dead (season 2) at the weekend so I think this TeeFury shirt is pretty dang cool.


Qwertee, or at least someone, has sold this ‘Joy of Death’ shirt before, I’m sure of it.


Very sweet design by BootsBoots at Tilteed today, and whilst it isn’t new to the site, it is new to me.


Nowhere Bad are referencing Iocane Powder from the Princess Bride again.


Seems like this camera t-shirts from Stupidhurts.us provides yet another lovely opportunity to mention my new camera accessories site, Rigu.


Rare that you see Shakespeare quoted on a t-shirt, but Shirt.Woot have pulled it off.


It’s also rare to see RIPT re-using designs, but that is the case with this Tardis/Union Jack t-shirt.


The Yetee give some love to a pair of Ninja Turtles characters that don’t often get a look in when it comes to t-shirts.


I’ve never seen the Slap Bet episode of How I Met Your Mother, but it’s cool the way that they bring it in during later episodes, I like the way that HIMYM has a lot more callbacks than most shows. TeeMinus24.


Random shirts on sale at OtherTees for the next 4 days.


I don’t really understand what this Crane Jackson thing is all about at 24tee today. I’ve found a strange Facebook page that might be a real theatre, and that Crane Jackson was a real person, but I still don’t quite get it. The mystery is quite fun though.


Today at TeeRaiders they’re celebrating a show called Once Upon a Time that’s only been on the air for a month on ABC in the US, I can’t decide if that’s brilliant or terrible.


GraphicLab have a shirt this week that combines Nintendo’s famous Power Glove with Thanos from the Marvel universe.


Really cool design from Loviu today.


2nd design has been made available from Tshirt Contest, this one is all about how delicious meat is.


Not really my kind of shirt at DBH today.


Someone on Instructables has made a fun looking shirt with LEDs in it.



Wrongwroks will be releasing this hoodie today, I really like the contrast detail on the zip and hood.


Springleap have teamed up with Marmite for a design competition.


PLNDR have more ridiculous prices in their bargain bin today.


Get $25 off with the coupon code 25X8TN at 80s Purple when you spend $80 or more (and there’s free shipping if you spend $99 or more).


Sturban Clothing have started selling Quilted Jackets by SeventySeven.


This guy called Jack got in touch to let me know about his site, and whilst the tees aren’t really my style, I thought you guys might like his stuff, and he seems very likeable in spite of the odd choice of creating a website that is 300 pixels wide.


Chris Kawagiwa, who recently had a few designs printed over at Might Fine, sent me an e-mail that pointed me towards a concept & process video for one of his steampink Star Wars designs. It’s really cool to watch it come together from pen & paper to the finished tee.




RadCakes have released three new shirts that I don’t particularly care for, perhaps you do.

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Daily Tees & News Roundup for November 18th

by Andy on November 18, 2011

USB Flash t-shirt

Sorry that the roundup is so late today, I had to go and pick up my cousin at the airport, and the airport is kind of far away.

Does anyone really like USB flash drives enough to buy this shirt from TeeFury.
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How to Make T-shirt Bracelets

by Andy on July 27, 2011

how to make t-shirt bracelets

I’ve covered similar ground to this before in my post “How to customise & recycle your old t-shirts“, but people are tweaking methods all the time and coming up with new ideas. Also, that photo looks lovely.

Insstructables: How to make t-shirt bracelets.

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recycled t-shirt necklace

This cool looking scarf/necklace was featured in Instructable’s weekly newsletter, and I thought it looks no nice (and presumably easy though I haven’t actually looked at the tutorial properly yet) that I’d share it with you, so if you were wondering “what should I do with this old t-shirt?” wonder no more!

Recycled T-shirt Necklace

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Cotton Filter: 270508

by Andy on May 27, 2008

I bet you thought you’d never see the cotton filter again!

Shirt.Woot: As spotted by Jay, Shirt.Woot is now shipping to 45 countries beyond the US & Canadian borders, and are doing so for the low price of $5 too.

FFee Clothing: In other shipping related matters, FFee clothing are offering free shipping on all orders (even international ones) until the end of May.

T-Shirt Magazine: This site claims to be the only magazine about T-shirts whether online and off, which is… wrong (and Tcritic‘s new look is farily magazine-like too), but lets not hold that against them, since there is some decent content on the site.

laFraise: They can now print up to 12 colours on a shirt rather than the 8 that they had before, which is an increase of 50%… hurrah! To celebrate, they’re making up a test design (only 250 to be produced) called ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rainbow’, which I think is a pretty splendid phrase.

Threadless: If you’ve ever wanted to know, these are the people that do the screenprinting for Threadless (the art prints, not the tees). Also, here’s another magazine article fawning over Threadless and their business model, there’s pretty much nothing new in the article, but it does provide a decent overview.

Pete Wentz: Apparently he likes Local Celebrity clothing so much that he asked to take some after wearing it for a Fall Out Boy video shoot. Presumably he’s trying to save some cash for when Ashlee pops that baby out.

Creative Directory 101: A directory of sites for creative people, obviously, this will be helpful for people trying to get themselves set up in the tee biz (especially if you’re in the UK). [Disclosure: I’m still working on a HYA Directory that would crush compete with this site]

Pikiware: Mashable described this site as being the “WordPress of Online Tshirts”, and since I love WordPress and t-shirts I figured it was worth a peep, especially since the last time I found out about a t-shirt store from Mashable it was Design By Humans. From what I can tell, pikiware is basically a storefront system for people that print their own products, so that you can make your own Cafepress or Spreadshirt kind of business, though I have been known to make mistakes in the past, so I could easily be wrong. I don’t really see this being of huge interest to “HYA kinda people”, but since it does represent something kinda new in the tee world then I thought it was worth a mention.

Instructables: Here’s an instructable about photo-emulsion screenprinting, which I assume would be helpful for those of you that would like to print your own tees but don’t know how.

HipHipUK Discusses Crowdsourcing: This post seems to have become rather business-y, and this is the most business-y of the lot. Adam wrote an article a few weeks ago called “Which risks and problems will companies, that run Crowdsourcing business models, face in the future? Amongst other things” that I think should probably be a must read for any of you out there that are running a design competition or thinking about running a design competition.

Photojojo: They’ve got an article all about shooting pictures for use on eBay, but a lot of the techniques can also be applied to taking products shots for your tees and hoodies. There’s also a video on the same subject at Etsy if you don’t feel like reading.

Dadawan: They’re selling cool cushions now!

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T-Shirt Rug @ Instructables

by Andy on May 1, 2008

T-Shirt Rug @ Instructables

At first I thought “ha, cool”, but then I realised that this would likely be a bit of a nightmare, there’s a reason why people don’t make carpets like t-shirts. I’m not ragging on the crafter since its a cool project, but I can’t imagine it lasting very well. If I were to attempt something similar (and if I were to have a HYA-only office, I think I probably would) I’d lay the tees on the floor and then have a thick layer of glass or perspex raised up a couple of inches above it. That’s probably overkill, but hey, you know it would look awesome.T-Shirt Rug @ Instructables

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T-Shirt Hacks Contest @ Instructables

by Andy on March 27, 2008

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Instrucables, a sort of how-to/DIY site that I may have mentioned in the past, is hosting a contest all able T-shirt hacks. I know there are lots of smart people out there that have major skills when it comes to making a t-shirt look a lot less like a t-shirt, and whether you’re interested in adding your idea (what? there are people that don’t use a t-shirt as a strainer when making jam!) or just looking for a bit of inspiration, its worth a click through to the entries. The prizes do seem to be somewhat lacking, but I don’t think this is a major Instructable contest.Instructables T-shirt hacks contest

[Note: I’ve never used a t-shirt as a strainer when making jam, though in an emergency situation it may well work]

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