I got a chance to work with Fibers.com to create a shirt. The site lets people design personalized items like T-shirts and hoodies. As the new plus size blogger for ShesSmart.com, I was asked to tackle this one since it’s not easy to find cute shirts that fit all the time.
Fibers.com lets you select different sizes and colors for men’s or women’s apparel. In terms of plus sizes, they have XL, 1X and 2X. I was surprised they didn’t have a 3X at all, while for men they offer up to a 4X.
The process is made very simple, and it lets you have lots of options. It was kind of a simplified Photoshop in terms of letting you add effects to text. I liked that. You could pick different fonts, and if you upload an image it shows you how big it’ll be. If you try to make the image you upload larger, it’ll become blurry. They do offer clip art, but most of it is dumb. The issue with images is that you can’t use an image you don’t own! Well, I don’t have a folder of pre-owned cute stock images! So I didn’t have much of a choice for anything but using text creatively.
The section of the site I liked most was the Environmental section which had some funny eco-friendly slogans on shirts. What do you think? “Don’t Be Trashy” cracks me up.
I think this site is best for people who want to create text based shirts, especially if you want matching tops for your bridesmaids or whatever. So if you wanna order up some plus size bridesmaid shirts? Thumbs up. If you want plus size funny t-shirts…that works better if you have a funny phrase in mind, or an image you can legally use. (Newsflash: You can’t just grab any image and use it. Everything is copywritten!)
Still, it’s not hard to think of a quote or phrase you’d like to have on a shirt. I also did like the clipart of the image of a heart wearing headphones.
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