Caring For Your Personalized Shirt

monogrammed sweatshirtI get asked, without a doubt, every single time I deliver a shirt to a friend or family member “How do I wash and dry it?” or “Can I put it in the dryer?” The answer varies based on the material, but I have taken a few steps to make this as stress free as possible for everyone, whether you come to my house to pick up a shirt or I have to ship it across the country to you.

I’ve started including a small label attached to each shirt as a reminder, but I think it’s important to post it here as well, because sometimes we ignore those labels. ­čÖé

 

T-Shirt Care Instructions:

Item should be washed inside out and on gentle cycle with cold water. Our shirts are not pre-washed, so 100% cotton and 50/50 blend shirts will shrink some when washed.

When drying: Tumble dry on low heat. To avoid possible shrinkage, lay flat or hang to dry. Since the material is heat reactive, there is a chance of shrinkage and tightening when exposed to heat (like in the dryer).

***When you wash and dry, do not exceed temperatures of 180 F.***

 

None of this is to say that I haven’t forgotten the shirts I’ve made for myself were in the laundry and thrown them in the dryer. Some have turned out perfect, while others have turned out not so great. I can tell you for sure from experience that the glitter vinyl doesn’t do well when you accidentally throw it through the dryer for ┬ásecond time around in the same day (DON’T ASK!!!).

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