I love anything personalized! After seeing a designer on Project Runway wear monogrammed t-shirts a few seasons ago, I purchased a stack of Gap t-shirts for all of the women on my holiday gift list. I stuck with basic colors (black and white) and had monograms added. I probably should have included my pre-teen niece too because she is a preppy girl, and this is a great gift for girls ages 10 and up. I will monogram just about anything. What would work well for my shopping list this year?
What to Do: Find cotton t-shirts that are a good weight. I like the Gap Essential Crewneck Ts because they are a little thicker and can hold the stitching of the monogram machine. I took my shirts to a local monogrammer. You may want to ask about having a fabric stabilizer added to the back of the shirt, so the monogram is stitched in evenly.
Styles: I chose 3 letter monograms for all of the shirts. Some shirts had the fancy cursive and some were more tailored. It just depended on the person receiving the shirt. I think 2 1/2 inches is a good height for the largest letter in the center.
One of my all time favorite gifts received! I wear mine constantly. Thanks again!
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I love the t-shirt idea. How big is the monogram on the shirts in the picture? It looks larger than 2 1/2 inches.
It is actually a 2″ monogram (the center letter), which I think works well. I would not go bigger than 2 1/2″ on your average sized female. I wear my t-shirts all the time!
Thanks for getting back with me! One more question : ) are your shirts 100 % cotton? Or do they have polyester?
Just clicked and saw they are 100% cotton.
Yes, 100%– and they are the thickest I can find. Go for a heavier weight shirt rather than some of the t-shirts that are almost sheer. I also had the monogrammer put a stabilizer behind the stitching. Your monogrammer should know what stabilizer is. The Gap Classic T has worked the best for me.