Cheapest place to buy plain T-shirts?

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  1. paysensmom

    paysensmom DIS Veteran

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    I don't want thin junky ones though. I want a good quality T-shirt. I will be putting some Mickey stuff on them for our trip for my son to wear!
     
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  3. IDoDis

    IDoDis Knows the password to get into the Moose Lodge

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    Check at Hobby Lobby if you have one near you. Their plain t-shirts are $3.99 and are a decent quality. They come in several colors.
     
  4. DVCBELLE

    DVCBELLE Princess at Heart DVC Gold

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    jiffyshirts.com

    High quality at great prices!!! Much better than Michaels or Hobby Lobby!
     
  5. tlh0726

    tlh0726 DIS Veteran

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    2nd Jiffyshirts.com

    I recently started making shirts for our upcoming trip. I purchased the Gilden 100% cotton 6.1 oz. Model 2000 (mens) for the adults and model 2000B for the kids.

    Fast shipping and I am happy with the quality. Great color selection too. The kids sizing in Gilden runs about 1 size larger than normal which is okay with me, hopefully we can use the shirts next year and save me some time :rolleyes1

    If you are looking for iron on transfers, Amymickey.com has the best dark transfers.

    Here are my completed shirts thus far

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  6. mousecruzer

    mousecruzer Mouseketeer

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    Michaels Craft store has various t-shirt colors in youth and Adult sizes in stock. I hit one of their sales before our trip and scooped up shirts for $2.00 each!!! They washed up great!:thumbsup2
     
  7. poohfriend

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    often I've ordered on one day and seen them delivered the next...eventhough I must be closer than some -- they are shipping quickly and we order BEEFY Ts every time.

    They have many other nice shirt brands as well.
     
  8. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

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    tlh0726: I checked out this website - but I didn't see the mickey ear transfers like the ones from your shirts - did you get them at amymickey.com? Your shirts looks great by the way.
     
  9. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

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    never mind, I think I answered my own question it says on her website: "I am no longer doing any disney designs"
     
  10. tfoley427

    tfoley427 Mouseketeer

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    Best place to get them is Champs Sports/Footlocker. They usually have a 5 for $20 special going on. You can't beat it. They're thick shirts, can actaully wash them i the washing machine without them destroying. Check them out.
     
  11. ohanaMAMA

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    Those:hippie: mickey tie dyes are AWESOME!!!! How in the world did you do that????
     
  12. lazydazy8

    lazydazy8 "It's never too late to be what you might have bee

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    I've gotten nice Haines T-shirts at Walmart in the men's section for adults (often on sale for $5 each). The kids, I also get at Walmart. Usually the Faded Glory brand. I've used them for applique, iron-on's and tie dye.

    There is a thread on the Dis with great instructions for the Mickey tie dye. I am not on my computer with it bookmarked, but if you search Mickey tie dye, you'll find it! It's easier than I ever expected and works every time! (I've done 12 of them!)
     
  13. erin.w

    erin.w DIS Veteran

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    I usually get mine at Walmart in the respective departments (mens, womens and children). I find the shirts are of better quality than what I find at my Michaels. I also get the dark transfers from Walmart as they are cheapest there.
     
  14. Disney Hot Mama

    Disney Hot Mama DIS Veteran<br><font color=coral>Onion haters unit

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    tlh0726

    you shirts are ALL amazing... great job. For the iron on ones did you simply print out a photo/cip art of the various parks or did you personalize it?

    As for the tye dye instuctions.. there are great step by step instructions on how to make the tye dye on the Creative boards...

    I have made them and they do come out great!
     
  15. MNTwinsMom

    MNTwinsMom Mouseketeer

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    Amymickey sells blank transfers. You print your own designs on an ink jet printer.

    Check out the Creative DISigns board. There are people on that board who make their designs available for free. You download the design and print it on your own inkjet printer on the transfer papers.

    http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=105

    There are a couple threads with the tie die instructions:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=928135
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1210609

    As far as where to buy shirts, I had good luck at Children's Place and Old Navy for kids shirts. By watching the sales and clearance I paid approx $3 each for nice heavy cotton t-shirts.
     
  16. bigdisneygroup

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    AC Moore has the hanes shirts for 2.50 a piece at times in our area. I felt that they were a good quality shirt.

    The shirts look tremendous - it makes me wish I was more creative. :goodvibes
     
  17. tlh0726

    tlh0726 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the compliments on the shirts :flower3:

    The designs came from the DISigners over on Creative design board :worship:

    The mickey head designs for all 4 parks came from Milliepie. I added the outside border (tried to use a color close to the shirt color I picked) and the park name to the design.
    http://s628.photobucket.com/albums/uu9/milliesky/

    The all characters design (blue shirt) was from Donatalie. I added a different boarder and Walt Disney World to the design.
    http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r132/donatalie/Tshirt Designs/

    I did the tie dye using the instructions that another PP posted a link to. Use jacquard brand dye kit and tulip brand dye for the black. Once the shirts were washed the head actually looks a little faded. If I ever do it again I will buy jacquard brand black.
     
  18. paysensmom

    paysensmom DIS Veteran

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    Wonderful tips. Thank you, I am off to look for some t shirts. I am only planning on getting a childs size. Thanks! Nice job for the one who posted pics by the way!
     
  19. TnTWalter

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    $2 for nice quality pre-shrunk tshirts.

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  20. ali2000

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    I am buying all my t-shirts now and doing designs and I got mine from Michael's, Target, and Wal-Mart. I didn't feel like I sacrificed any quality from any of the stores. Michaels was $3.99, Target was $4.99 (and I got a different brand for $7), and Wal-Mart was $5
     
  21. Lex87

    Lex87 Earning My Ears

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    Wow! $2/shirt?! I was using the Kirkland shirts from Costco and they work out to ~$3.03 each with taxes and I was super happy with that!

    How's the quality of these shirts? The Costo shirts are a bit thin but they are double stitched and very durable.

     

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