Help With Making T-Shirts. Silk Screen Ink?
Me And My Family Want To Make Our Own Shirts At Home And We Are Looking For An Inexpensive Way To Create Images ( Hand Drawn ) And Get Them Onto Shirts Using Silk Screen Ink Or Something. Help Please!!

There are many ways to get "hand drawn images onto shirts" but only some of them involve the "silk screen" technique (usually called "screenprinting" because actual silk isn't often used nowadays), AND of those there are many ways to get the image onto the screen, various sizes and complexities of the frame/screen set up from large to small makeshift screens inside flat matteboard frames, various inks/paints that can be used (for example, stencils and resists made from everything from paper to photo emulsions to "glue" type liquids), and even the number of colorants used can vary--from one to up to about 4.

Why don't you check out the various boards (and sub-boards) at craftster.org to get an idea of all the kinds of things that are being done that are like that (from simple to complex) especially at a hobby level on t-shirts/etc? Most of the boards on this page would be things you might consider, including actual "screenprinting":
Generally each topic board at Craftster has at least two sub-boards as well... one for "Completed Projects" which will often also have lessons, photos, etc, and the other for "Questions & Discussions" (if you join Craftster --free-- you can ask questions and that would be a great way to start).

There is also loads of info about screenprinting and many other image/drawing/painting/etc techniques onto fabric and/or clothing online in many other places:

HTH... it's great fun, and there are loads of possibilities for screen printing and just doing things on t-shirts or other fabric! (check out bleach drawing with Soft Scrub gel on t-shirts, for example, which is a lot of fun)

Diane B.

Im Looking For Clothing Wholesalers?
Hye.. I'M Looking For Online Fashionable Clothing Wholesaler, With Brands Like Yoco, Little Piggy, Vivi, Eca, Candy Shop, Joyce Shop, M2m, Ly And Other Taiwanese, Korean, Hong Kong And Japan Brand.. Hope U Guys Can Help Me To Find Their Contact Or Website.. Or If You Guys Are A Wholesaler Plz Hit Me Back At Letsboutique@Yahoo.Com. Thanks.. 🙂

You can also try http://www.wholesaledeals.co.uk if you are looking for wholesale deals to resell on eBay UK and Amazon UK. They basically research for you which current wholesale offers are selling successfully and at good margins on eBay and Amazon, and you can join their service to find out where you can buy those deals today.

Since you are looking for wholesale clothing
Try this page: http://www.wholesaledeals.co.uk/search-suppliers/wholesale_clothing-suppliers.html

Hope this helps.

Silk Screen Question For Burning Screen....?
I Need To Burn A Screen In An Emergency To Make A Shirt For A Birthday Present The Birthday Is 2Morw...I Switched Up The Emulsion I Use I Now Use Ulano Qxt It'S Supposed To Be Better I Was Using Photo Film Emulsion At First( Im Pretty New At This) And I Only Have A 100 Watt Light Bulbs...Can I Still Burn The Image On The Screen With The Regular Household Light Bulbs?? Please Help I Need To Make The Shirt Tonight!

Screen printing photo emulsion is really meant to be exposed by a UV lamp. I don't know how well a house bulb will work, but my instinct tells me, not very well.

If I were you I would do a test sample first before you put a lot of work into it. Burn a small rectangle into the corner of your screen and see how well the emulsion fixes. I'm sure at the very least, if it does work, the amount of time for the exposure will change because of the light difference. You may have to do a little more experimentation to work out the time conversion from a PE lamp to a 100 watt bulb.

Effective, Not Too Costly Way To Screen Print?
It'S Been Many Long Years Since I Last Screen Printed, But I Have These Designs That I Want To Print On Clothing, Can Some One Give Me A Basic Walk Through The Steps Please?

Hey Kara,

Build the screen frame. stretch the silk screen. Put the design film on to the screen. (for one of one-to-many colors), then squegee the paint onto the T-shirt (or poster, etc).

At American Apparel Stores,
Do The Clothes Tend To Run Small? And Are The Colors As Vibrant As They Seem Online? Also: Urban Outfitters, Do They Tend To Run Small?

American Apparel clothes simply fit like a dream. From everything I've ever ordered there (I even have an order from them coming in today), it has fit perfectly. Since most of their clothes are unisex, they tend to run a little bit larger than normal, so even ordering a size smaller than normal might work for you as well. But as for Urban Outfitters, since they have different brands, whereas American Apparel is their own clothing company, their sizes tend to be a little bit all over the place. Sometimes a shirt will be a little too big, but then other times it will end up being too small. For Urban Outfitters, it would be best advised to actually go to the store, rather than ordering online, because you never know how it's going to fit.

How Do I Start My Own Small Apparel Business?
How Do I Start My Own Small Apparel Business?

Apparel manufacturing remains one of the most in-demand businesses today.

First Step: The first step you must take is to determine what kind of clothes you want to manufacture. Ascertain if there is a market for your proposed product. You must be able to define your specialty, both in line and price category. The market for clothes is as varied as the demographic segmentation of the population. Will your focus be based on gender (girls or boys; and women and/or men) or age (baby clothes or granny clothes)? Are you planning to create clothes for infants or apparel for large women? Do you intend to create apparel for pre-teens, career professionals, or school clothes? The market is so wide and varied.

Knowing Your Market: Once you have a clear idea as to what clothes to manufacture, your next step is to determine if there is a market for your product. Crucial to your start-up phase is the information about potential customers and your target market, as well as how you will reach them with your product.

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