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

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



  1. Chelsea Coulter
    July 4, 2017 / 7:01 pm

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

  2. July 4, 2017 / 7:53 pm

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

  3. Jennifer Sterbenz
    July 4, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    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.

  4. Laura Dove
    July 4, 2017 / 9:31 pm

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

  5. Ania Ewelina
    July 4, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    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.

  6. Nelu
    July 4, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    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

  7. Alison Rost
    July 5, 2017 / 12:49 am

    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

  8. July 5, 2017 / 11:25 am

    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

  9. Gareth Torrance
    July 5, 2017 / 12:27 pm

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

  10. July 5, 2017 / 1:10 pm

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

  11. Mellissa Williams
    July 5, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    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!

  12. Sierra Schomburg
    July 5, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    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.

  13. July 5, 2017 / 9:16 pm

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

  14. Eddie Kedge
    July 6, 2017 / 1:03 am

    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.

  15. Maryanne Theodore
    July 6, 2017 / 3:19 am

    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

  16. Healthy & Psyched
    July 6, 2017 / 6:32 pm

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

  17. Cassandra Mayers
    July 7, 2017 / 10:24 am

    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.

  18. Rachel In Real Life
    July 8, 2017 / 10:09 pm

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

  19. Dena Jayne
    July 9, 2017 / 8:38 pm

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

  20. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    July 10, 2017 / 9:58 am

    What a great idea. This looks really fun.

  21. Battle Mum (BattleMum)
    July 10, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    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!

  22. Tooting Mama
    July 10, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    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!

  23. jennifuchs
    July 10, 2017 / 9:17 pm

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

  24. Jayne
    July 13, 2017 / 1:41 pm

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

  25. July 18, 2017 / 11:03 am

    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.

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