Made.By.Jess CTC Review

By ctc, February 28, 2012 7:30 am


When I visited the Custom T Couture Website, I was in AWE. There are so many different way to customize shirts, that I spend all day redesigning mine. I added this and that, and then wanted this and that, and it ended up being too much, so I had to delete some. More…

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By ctc, January 20, 2012 9:11 am


Design your own custom rhinestone T-shirts on the Web

Do you wish you could make your own clothes but don’t know how to sew?  I made this shirt today.

Discover your inner designer with  Make a couture T-shirt with quality beads, rivets, studs, clip art or upload original photos in their easy-to-use art program, available for free online.  Modify existing designs–there are close to a hundred to choose from–or start from scratch.  View your T-shirt on a model, in different colors–change your mind as often you want and watch the rhinestones twinkle as you go.  Lessons aren’t necessary, just begin. 

First go to  I searched the “Showroom”page on the site first for examples, then decided to make my own with an existing design.

On page 2, I found Indian Print with a Gold Cross for $41.60.  I liked the colors and tie-dye effects in this elaborate print, but there are simpler and less costly T-shirts to choose from.  I let the cursor hover over the picture for a close-up.  The rhinestones sparkled and the texture of the cross’ fabric became more apparent.  Since I was designing my first T-shirt to see what I came up with, price was no object.  I clicked on the image and was taken to a full view of the shirt.  To the left was a list of itemized features.  The rhinestones were Swarovski!  Ooh, exotic materials on my T-shirt?  I was hooked.  Under the shirt I clicked Customize Design.

A size and alignment frame came up around the cross.  I clicked “x” to delete it, and the price went down to $37.60.

I uploaded my picture from my site,, and the price went up to $45.60.  The colors in the photo clashed with the lovely T-shirt’s design, so I changed the photo to black & white.  The image was transparent, which I wasn’t sure how to change, but I decided to keep going and would try to fix it later.  At this point, I had the option of changing the color of the image from a color palette but none of the other colors looked good.  I selected the default.  It looked like a vintage photo, which I liked.  I then enlarged the image and moved it off the center design to a simpler background on the side.

I noticed some twinkling along the scrolls of the central design–beads!  Just for fun, I decided to add bead sprays.  I added a few 1″ sprays at 20 cents each, then some 3″ sprays at 40 cents each.  The rhinestones sprayed randomly in different patterns each time within the specified radius of 1″ or 3″.  Cute–and they twinkled on the screen.

At this point my T-shirt cost $50.40.  I added beads one at a time with the Beads option, an appliqué lace butterfly for $2.00, which I moved off to the top left corner and rotated so that the butterfly looked as if it was flying among the flowers.  My t-shirt cost $50.40.  I liked it and saved it.

How is the price calculated?  Click the button near the calculator and a box comes up: garment style; printing size; type of bead, appliqué or transfer used.

In the top right there’s a button that says, What’s On My Garment?  I had epoxy stones, Swarovski crystals, rhinestuds, a personal photo and a lace butterfly.  Nice!

Custom T Couture belongs to Faraj Inc., a beading company in New Jersey that’s been in the family for three generations.  Faraj manufactures custom embellishments for Calvin Klein, Jessica McClintock, Betsy Johnson, Anna Sui and other designers sold in department stores.  (I wish I had pictures of those clothes.)  I found this company at Texworld, an industry trade show of textile manufacturers happening this week at Javits Center.  Seeing the abundance of pieces that go into clothes is overwhelming.  Fabrics, swaths of trim and buttons on boards–it was Grandma’s sewing box all over again.  If I had to make something, I wouldn’t know where to begin.  With CustomTCouture you’ll be tempted to use all of them.

Posted by Debbie Carter of Muse Literary

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By ctc, December 28, 2011 2:46 pm


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By ctc, December 1, 2011 2:27 pm

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By ctc, November 23, 2011 2:21 pm


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Custom Tee Couture Releases New Options for Custom T Shirts

By ctc, November 16, 2011 2:38 pm

Custom Tee Couture, a leading provider of custom and personalized T shirts, has announced the release of powerful new tools for creating custom rhinestone shirts and other custom shirts. Custom Tee Couture offers a wide range of services, for orders of any size.

Custom Tee Couture provides their customers with access to iDesign, a comprehensive shirt designer that allows anyone to design and create personalized T shirts with ease. Simple, powerful tools within the shirt designer allow the user to add shapes, beads, clipart, custom images, bead art and text to a range of t-shirt styles.

For manufacturers, Custom Tee Couture provides garment patterns and customization tools – it is an ideal solution for established clothing manufacturers or those seeking to start their own beaded shirt line or selection of rhinestone T shirts.

Custom Tee Couture is no newcomer to the scene, though – numerous companies, as well as some of today’s hottest celebrities use the website service. Venus Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kim Zolciak, Sherri Shepherd and Toni Braxton have all created personalized tee shirts and beaded shirt designs via the website.

For those seeking to catch up on the latest goings-on with Custom Tee Couture, there are several outlets. One of the best is the company’s very own blog where visitors can see new beaded shirt designs, learn about new options in custom t-shirts and find tutorials on how to best use the company’s custom shirt designer suite. Custom Tee Couture also invites everyone to connect with them on Facebook for great giveaways, contests and lots of fun.

Whether creating a custom line of personalized shirts or simply in need of a one-off for fun or prototyping, Custom Tee Couture has the software, clothing, patterns and embellishments required.

To find out more about designing custom rhinestone shirts or personalized tee shirts, visit the company at   

About Custom Tee Couture: Custom Tee Couture is actually a new venture on the part of a longtime cornerstone of the fashion industry – Faraj Inc. The online service offers powerful tools for custom rhinestone shirt creation, personalized tee shirt design and more. In addition to patterns and software, they also offer dyed-to-match beads, appliques and numerous other embellishments to help ensure the most stunning design possible.


Halloween T-Shirts Are Here

By ctc, October 7, 2011 6:56 am

Halloween T-Shirts
Design your own unique Halloween tees and totes at Custom T Couture with printing, rhinestones, appliques and transfers!  Or choose from our Showroom Halloween designs.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By ctc, October 3, 2011 5:06 pm

Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!  Shop for “Breast Cancer Awareness” tees in our Showroom … Customize them or make your own.  Just enter the code BCA111 at checkout and get 20% off your order – offer expires 10/31/11.

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