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Our cut and sew custom sweatshirt is a Contrado classic and popular with designers looking for cool, beautifully made printed sweatshirts. Make your own sweatshirts with us online. This classic essential is much more than a personalized sweatshirt. Made to order, our bespoke sweatshirt can be totally customized with prints and logos; the front, back, sleeves and even the internal label. Using White Loopback Jersey or Softshell Jersey*, guys and girls alike will love styling up this designer sweatshirt. In order to reduce the pilling of the fabric over time, please ensure you wash your sweatshirt inside out and do not tumble dry the garment. Wholesale discounts available, no minimum orders.
Our printed sweatshirt was designed by us and is sewn in-house by our team of fashion technicians. Sweatshirt printing is something we are passionate about, as we believe a well-made sweater is an imperative piece for every wardrobe. The stylish and relaxed fit of our funky sweatshirt with no minimum makes it ideal for men and women and the stretch in our Softshell Jersey* or Loopback Jersey fabric makes it a great choice for all sizes from petite to plus size sweatshirts. As well as having the option to design all parts of this sweater, you can also choose your ribbing color and add a custom made label.
As we hand-make our items, slight deviations are possible when centering your logo. Therefore we would recommend repeating your logo with our design tool.
*Softshell Jersey option incurs price uplift
When you print on sweatshirts, you are making a statement. You are creating a piece of iconic fashion, which is unique to you. This is why we love working with designers so much, as together, we have the opportunity to design and create beautifully customized apparel, which stands out in the world.
It's All In The Details
We use Loopback jersey or Softshell jersey for our sweatshirt printing. They're soft and comfortable with some stretch and a crisp white finish. With a bright polar white face and a snug loop reverse side, sewn from fine thread, which will keep you warm and cozy. Your designs will look bold, vintage, and colorful.
Your label, your brand
Want to give your Fashion Brand that professional finish? Our big, bold printed labels are bound to get people talking. Print your brand or logo in full color and make a big impact. Made from the same fabric as your Sweatshirt, these sewn-in fabric labels have an ultra-stylish look and feel. Build your brand with Contrado’s printed Label power.
Style it with
From layered over our customized dresses and personalized t-shirts to worn with our customized leggings and personalized jogging bottoms, our design your own sweatshirt will always look fabulous, fresh and utterly stylish. Make a designer look from your casual wear by teaming your own designs with our handmade fashion. Once you have created that cool and contemporary look, top it off with our Customized Baseball Cap and your look will draw attention and compliments wherever you go. Plus, there's no minimum order amount for your sweatshirts.
Turn inside out, wash 86°F, hang to dry or low heat tumble dry.
Reviews of Custom Sweatshirts
Rated4.6/5 based on5 customer reviews
the quality of the color and print was much nicer in person
2TIME RETURNING CUSTOMER
I like it A LOT
The material of the fabric was really nice. A lot of customers commented on the quality and the feel of the sweatshirt. The only thing is the tag. I was not impressed. Its like a sock or something. It would be nice if it was ironed on or printed.
Nikki H. 24/04/2019
4TIME RETURNING CUSTOMER
Tighter cuff on sweatshirts
Excellent quality 5 thumps up services
Edwin Aiken jr 16/03/2018
22TIME RETURNING CUSTOMER
Tighter cuffs on sweatshirts
Excellent product 5 thumps service
Our talented team of 70 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
All our products are handmade in-house
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Create a brand. Create a store. Make a living. Join our vibrant community of online sellers and start earning. Our online marketplace for designers is free to join and allows your designs to reach audiences around the world. Contrado gives you access to our wide range of beautiful, handmade products, all waiting for your prints. We take care of making, printing, shipping and customer service so you can just create.
Loopback Jersey uses a special type of knit, which goes through the back loop and twists the stitch itself, this gives it an effect on the back where you can see the individual loops.
What parts of the sweatshirt can I design?
What makes our personalized sweatshirt so unique, is that you can truly design, pretty much the entire garment. Once you have selected your perfect size, you have the option of choosing a black or grey rib for the cuffs, hem and neckline plus a choice between white or black thread and whether you want to add a bespoke label. Then you can actually create designs for the front, back and both sleeves allowing you to make your own sweatshirt.
Would I be able to brand this handmade sweatshirt?
Yes with your own label. You have the option to print your own labels, which you can design however you want. This is ideal if you are looking to create your own brand or a line of original sweatshirts. You will have the option to print labels when you start creating your design on the online interface. Once your labels are created and your sweatshirt completed, our technicians will sew the labels on as the perfect finishing touch.
Browse sweatshirt designs in our curated marketplace and support independent artists and designers.
The Sweatshirt is a great garment for both men and women: Ladies simply need to select Two Sizes Smaller to ensure an accurate fit.
Check your size
Measure around your fullest part, with the measuring tape under your armpits, making sure the tape is flat across your back.
86 - 91 cm
34 - 36 "
91 - 96 cm
36 - 38 "
96 - 101 cm
38 - 40 "
101 - 106 cm
40 - 42 "
106 - 111 cm
42 - 44 "
111 - 119 cm
44 - 47 "
119 - 127 cm
47 - 50 "
127 - 135 cm
50 - 53 "
Measure around your natural waistline - which is the soft squidgy part just under your ribs.
71 - 76 cm
28 - 30 "
76 - 81 cm
30 - 32 "
81 - 86 cm
32 - 34 "
86 - 91 cm
34 - 36 "
91 - 96 cm
36 - 38 "
96 - 104 cm
38 - 41 "
104 - 112 cm
41 - 44 "
112 - 120 cm
44 - 47 "
Conversion size chart
USA Mens Chest
Sweatshirt Fitting Details
Our Sweatshirt is designed to be a regular medium fit. Our male model Wofai is 6'1" with a 38in chest, 29in waist, and wears a size Medium. Our model Andrea is 5'9" with an 33in bust, 24in waist, 36in hips and wears a size Small.
6' 1" (186cm)
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
For most of our fabrics there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with abuilt in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do the colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight color differences between my orders?
We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage
We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
How Would you Like the Edge?
We have four finishing options for your fabric order:
As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer.
Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.
For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.
Delivery time & Costs.
At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
We print and make everything in-house
Low shipping fees
Express shipping available
If you need peace of mind or are in a rush, use our tracked 1-2 working day delivery service (after manufacturing time)
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. Since 2003, we have printed and hand-made countless personalized products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Here is how it works. We first hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. After production time, we ship your order so you can receive it very quickly, subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.