Can’t Find The Exact T-Shirt You Want? Why Not Design It Yourself


So many times I find awesome tops online but I find that I don’t like the style of it or the colour just isn’t right so it’s great when you find places where you can customize and print your own clothing. Contrado* do just that have more than 300 handmade custom items and fabrics that you can print and design with whatever you want, and this isn’t just limited to t-shirts, you can go for a dress, a pair of shoes, a scarf, underwear and even home items like bedding, tea towels and kitchenware.

When I was making my order the site was so easy to navigate, the only issue I had was what to choose. Sometimes when you’re offered unlimited choice it can send your mind into overdrive. I knew I wanted a t-shirt dress as they’re something I really want more of but what design!? I decided to just Google around and look at other clothing I liked and I settled on a mandala style design. The background of the image of was black so I decided to match the dress to the same colour, now I could have been crafty and Photoshop cut it out and added the design onto a coloured dress but to be honest that seemed like a lot of effort.

When you choose your item and size there’s so much flexibility with what you design, you can choose to have no tags which of course I went for, no one needs tags scratching them, you can add a design on the back, have different colours front to back and so much more. Your imagination is the only limitation. Making the actual design is so easy and the site is really easy to navigate and work from.

After choosing a t-shirt dress for me I decided to be a bit more creative and choose a top for my other half with a logo from his favourite band, The Prodigy. I went all out on this and opted for a black back to the top, a white front with pink short sleeves and piping colours down the side. I wasn’t sure how my random creation would come out but it actually worked pretty well.

When the tops arrived just a few days later they were made from really good quality fabrics and I was so happy with the way the designs had come out, the brands 10-years of practice has certainly paid off.

Have you ever customized any clothing?

*I was given a budget to spend on Contrado but all designs, thoughts and opinions are my own

July 4, 2017
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  • Reply Chelsea Coulter

    Oh I’ve never had anything custom made before. I’ll definitely be giving it a go although I’m not very creative.

    July 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    Oh I love Contrado, I customized a swimsuit with them and the quality was pretty good! I really like the Prodigy design x

    July 4, 2017 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Sterbenz

    I’ll need to look into this company. There have been a number of times I had a specific idea for a t-shirt but I’m always afraid that if I actually get it designed it won’t look as good as I imagine.

    July 4, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Laura Dove

    What a great idea! I’m not the most creative but I’d love to give this a try! Sounds like a fab company!

    July 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Ania Ewelina

    Oh this sounds like an awesome company. I love that you can customize your stuff. I’m a designer so this is totally amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    July 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Nelu

    Now that’s a fantastic idea! There are some prints I would like to try out on shirts so this would definitely be the thing for me

    July 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Alison Rost

    What a great idea! There are so many things I see that I think would make great tees. I’m loving the The Prodigy design. Thanks so much for telling your readers about Contrado. x

    July 5, 2017 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Abbi Chalk

    Wow, I really love this idea, making the perfect clothing for you! Such a lovely way to express individuality as well, especially as we can be guilty sometimes of all buying the same things from the same shops!

    Abbi x

    July 5, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    I’ve always preferred to have custom clothing! Especially for men, finding designs and styles that are actually good is really hard!

    July 5, 2017 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Ting

    This is such a great idea! Now which design to do first?! Tx

    July 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    This is such a brilliant idea – it can be so difficult sometimes to find something that really fits the idea that you have in your head!

    July 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Sierra Schomburg

    I’ve been designing and creating my own tee shirts for a while now but have never heard of this company. I’ll definitely have to look into them further.

    July 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love the sound of this, nothing beats personalised and customised!

    July 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Eddie Kedge

    My friend actually makes her own shirts in her print making class. It’s really cool. She makes a big stamp and then dip it in ink and stamps it on a shirt. This website sounds really cool, though, a lot easier.

    July 6, 2017 at 1:03 am
  • Reply Maryanne Theodore

    Wearing a well designed and customised item is one of my proud moment, I would simply walk down the street with my head high up. I love the idea

    July 6, 2017 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Healthy & Psyched

    I really want an avocado t-shirt but I can’t find one I like. I will definitely have to look into this company!

    July 6, 2017 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Cassandra Mayers

    I love that you can customise your own. Great way to be an individual. I sometimes hate shopping at places like primark just because I want to have different clothing.

    July 7, 2017 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Rachel In Real Life

    I love the sound of this. Actually could be perfect for my sister’s hen next year…!

    July 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Dena Jayne

    Sounds fun! I normally only ever wear plain clothing! xo

    July 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey O'Halloran

    What a great idea. This looks really fun.

    July 10, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Battle Mum (BattleMum)

    Sounds like a brilliant idea, especially for when you just can’t find what you are looking for in the shops. I’ve never designed something myself but I think I’ll definitely try it in the future!

    July 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Tooting Mama

    I haven’t but this sounds awesome, sometimes I know what I want it’s in my head but I can’t find it in the shops….this is the solution!

    July 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply jennifuchs

    I’ve been thinking about doing that. I can never find any T-shirts I like in the shops.

    July 10, 2017 at 9:17 pm
  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz

    Looks like a great way to create a unique gift that will really be appreciated. I need some new t shirts…

    July 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Jayne

    What a fab idea for a gift. I’m off to have a nosy at the website 🙂 x

    July 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply ElizOF

    I love this idea and will check out the site after my comment. I’ve always loved the idea of custom clothing and have had things made for me but not online.

    July 18, 2017 at 11:03 am
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