When I first started creating customized shirts, it was a little difficult to find plain shirts that would work nicely with my vinyl. As time passed, and I bought more shirts, I have really narrowed down the places where I get those shirts from. I made a list of my favorites to guide you with your next project.
1. Hobby Lobby
Hobby Lobby is where I buy all of my baby bodysuits and raglan shirts for my Etsy shop. The bodysuits use thicker fabric, which I think is better than the super thin fabric that some others use to make their bodysuits.
Please note: Hobby Lobby is not open Sundays.
2. Old Navy
Old Navy is my go to place when I have an idea for a personal project and I need a certain color. It can be a toss-up whether or not they have what you need in the store, but they will usually have what you need online. However, most of the time when I have an idea for a shirt I want to make it right away and don’t really want to wait for it to come in the mail.
I usually forget to look at Walmart for shirts but really it’s a great place for both adult and kid shirts. The shirts are more basic colors but most of the time that’s all I need so I can make the design stick out more. Depending on the season I have been able to find long or short sleeve t-shirts.
Cat and Jack shirts are also great! My sister loves them because the come down in the back a little further than most shirts so they are her go-to shirt for her kids. They do have a few plain t-shirt options I’ve come across and honestly I’m at Target A LOT so I can just pick up a shirt here and there for different personal projects.
Jiffyshirts.com is kind of my catch-all. There are a lot of shirts to sort through but the benefit is most of the time I can find exactly what I want and the color I want. They have a ton of options so I would use this is a last resort when I need a shirt someone asks me for a specific color or style.
If you don’t have a vinyl cutter like a Cricut or Silhouette don’t fret! I have an option to purchase custom iron-on decals that you can put on your own shirts! If you have a specific shirt that you want me to put a decal on, we can set that up as well! Contact me with your ideas!
Do you have any favorite places where you like to buy shirts?