What’s the Difference Between Cotton, Polyester and 50/50 Blends?

The age-old t-shirt debate: cotton vs. polyester vs. the 50/50 poly cotton blend. You probably have a vague idea of the attributes of these common fabrics, but let’s examine each in greater detail so you can decide which material is best suited for your needs.

cotton vs blend

Deciding on a design for your custom apparel is hard enough, but it’s also important to consider what kind of material you’re going to design on. If you’re thinking about creating a sports team uniform you may want to go with a different material than if you were making business wear.

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From Tee to Tank

Do you have a t-shirt that needs some updating or just doesn’t fit right anymore? How about making it into a tank top?  Making a tank top is a fun way to revamp an old article of clothing.

When making a tank top, make sure that the shirt you use is not an expensive one (just in case you mess up). Another tip is to make sure the shirt is not too small, considering after cutting and re-sewing it will be a little smaller. And finally be sure you have a pair of scissors and small thread in order to complete the tank top making process.

After the jump are the following five, easy steps you should follow in order to transform your t-shirt into a tank top.

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Ways to Recycle Your Old T-Shirts

Contrary to popular belief, t-shirts do have a lifespan. T-shirts stretch, fade, get stained, the owner may have changed his or her sense of style, or may have changed in size (if you get what I am saying).  However, you do not have to throw your old, worn out t-shirts away. T-shirts can be recycled. We know that sometimes it is hard to be creative and think out of the box, so below we have listed a number of ways to recycle your t-shirts.

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