Custom Products: Cut & Sew

Has your brand’s image and vision outgrown the same old standard, stock garments everyone else is using? Take your brand to the next level with our Cut & Sew program. We work with you to design and construct one-a-kind custom products – from a mere idea to wearable reality!


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Introducing Our Cut & Sew Program

From ideation to the specific cut, style and stitch of your desired garment, we’re here to guide you through every step of the custom design process. Whether you're new to cut and sew or uncertain about your preferences, Threadbird offers a variety of design presets for you to explore and choose from!

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Get to Know Our Cut & Sew Process

We've simplified the cut & sew process into six simple steps, facilitating a swift journey from concept to completed garment

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1. Ideate & Explore
Discover our ready-made cut and sew products with instant pricing. For more options, we're ready to create your perfect garment from scratch.
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3. Sampling
Get your product production ready with photo or physical samples to make sure the product matches your vision.
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5. Production
We partner with a trusted global network of top-tier manufacturers to bring your vision to life.
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2. Tech Packs
A tech pack is the blueprint for your garment, containing all technical specs, design details, including sketches, materials, measurements, and colorways.
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4. Finishings & Packaging
Create custom finishings and packaging options to elevate your product to ensure they are 100% retail ready.
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6. Order Delivery
We streamline shipping and conduct quality checks on every order to ensure prompt delivery to your doorstep.
1. Ideate & Explore

Our Cut & Sew Options

Use Our Pre-Built Templates

Utilize our pre-designed cut-and-sew templates to streamline the process and bring your fully customized product to market quickly and effortlessly. Take advantage of our meticulously crafted tech-packs, sparing you the need for extensive development. If you don't find exactly what you're looking for, you're welcome to customize any part of the product and make it your own.


Cut and Sew: Pre-built Templates

Go Full Custom from Scratch

Every creator envisions their product uniquely, sometimes requiring a start from the ground up. Share your vision or idea with us, and we'll offer expert guidance, granting you full control over fabrics, construction, and finishings. Together, we'll bring your vision to life, crafting products & merchandise that's meticulously tailored to your needs.

Cut and Sew: Full Custom

Explore Cut & Sew Products

Think outside of the box, and create one-of-a-kind products that will set your brand apart from the rest. Explore the custom design potential for your brand!

Custom T-Shirt
Custom T-Shirt

Starting @ $12.80
Min. Order Quantity: 100

Explore Button Ups
Custom Button Up

Starting @ $26.45
Min. Order Quantity: 150

Custom Rain Jacket
Rain Jacket

Starting @ $51.20
Min. Order Quantity: 150

Explore Custom Hats
Custom Hats

Starting @ $10.65
Min. Order Quantity: 50

Explore Polo

Starting @ $25.20
Min. Order Quantity: 150

Explore Hoodies

Starting @ $39.70
Min. Order Quantity: 150

Explore Leggings

Starting @ $25.80
Min. Order Quantity: 150

Duffel Bags
Duffel Bags

Starting @ $31.15
Min. Order Quantity: 200

Custom Pocket Tee
Pocket T-Shirt

Starting @ $12.80
Min. Order Quantity: 100

Winter Wear
Winter Wear

Starting @ $40.75
Min. Order Quantity: 100

Custom Crew Socks

Starting @ $5.90
Min. Order Quantity: 100

Custom Totes
Tote Bags

Starting @ $5.85
Min. Order Quantity: 50

Prices may vary depending on product and other variables.

Don’t See What You Need?

We're Here to Help Make Your Ideas into Reality!

Didn’t find what you're looking for on our explore section? Don't worry! We can still help you create your unique retail-ready product. Simply share your inspiration with us, whether it's a custom tee with new decoration styles or full-on custom plushie for your merch store and we'll collaborate with you to bring your vision to life!

2. Tech Packs

Get Production Ready

Product Highlight: Rain Jacket

Get from Idea to Samples in No Time

In the garment industry, a tech pack is the blueprint for your final product. It includes all the technical details and design features that make your product special. This document usually contains flat or 3D sketches, material specs, measurements, sizes, colors, and more.

Need Help?
If you have art and tech packs ready to go - great! If not, our creative team can help you build out the assets needed to create a garment from scratch.

Tech Packs: Your Product's Guide and Blueprint

What's included in a tech pack? It encompasses everything from precise measurements and sizing charts to details on decoration types and fabric specifications which ensures a streamlined production process without missing a beat.


Cut and Sew Fabric Options

Choose Your Fabric

Selecting the right fabric is crucial for achieving the desired look and feel of your custom garment. We offer a wide range of fabric options and colors to suit your needs, from soft and breathable cotton to durable and moisture-wicking polyester blends. 

Considerations for Fabric Selection:

  • Fabric Type: Choose from various fabric types such as cotton, polyester, spandex, and more, depending on the desired characteristics of your garment.
  • Weight: Determine the weight of the fabric based on the intended use of the garment. Lighter weights are ideal for summer apparel, while heavier weights provide warmth and structure.
  • Printability: Ensure that the chosen fabric is suitable for printing or embellishment methods such as screen printing, embroidery, or sublimation.

1 & 2. Polyester/Spandex (4-Way Stretch)
3. Polyester/Cotton Twill
4. Viscose
5. Nylon/Spandex
6. Cotton Jersey and Blends
7. Ripstop Nylon


8. Cotton Pique
9. Polyester
10. Canvas
11. Cotton/Polyester Fleece
12. Acrylic Knit  



Tech Pack Construction

Edit Your Garment Construction

With our cut and sew program, unleash your creativity like never before. Print seamlessly over seams and other unique locations that can only be achieved through cut and sew, and experiment with paneling and color blocking.

Choose unique stitch colors, add pockets, adjust the waistband ribbing size, and fine-tune every aspect of your garment's measurements and exact print locations. The possibilities are endless—let your imagination run wild!


Cut and Sew Decoration Options

Try a New Array of Decorations

Explore a myriad of decoration options through our cut and sew program. From versatile heat press transfers to textured rubber transfers and velvety flock printing, the possibilities are endless. Elevate your designs with intricate embroidery or bold screen printing, or opt for a unique touch with various types of patches. Add a modern flair with HD silicone transfers, or make a statement with all-over printing. With Threadbird, your custom apparel will stand out with unparalleled style and quality. 

Discover the diverse range of decoration options showcased on the left image.And remember, our offerings extend far beyond what's shown here. If you don't see a decoration method listed, simply reach out to inquire

1. Heat Press Transfer
2. 3D Rubber Transfer
3. Flock Print
4. Embroidery
5. TPU Patch
6. Iridescent/Holographic Patch
7. Silicone Transfer
8. Chenille Patch
9. Felt Patch & Screen Print
10. Woven Patch & Embroidery
11. All Over Print



Cut and Sew Finishing Options

Add the Finishing Touches

Cut and Sew offers more than just printing and decoration—it's about enhancing every detail to create truly unique garments. With finishings options and customizable hardware details, you have the utmost control.

Update zippers and add branded touches, incorporate bungee cinch cords, or add distinctive labels to elevate your branding. From drawstrings to buttons, every finishing touch can be tailored to your specifications, ensuring your garments stand out with exceptional quality and style.

Certain hardware and finishing options may have higher minimum order quantities (MOQs) depending on the specific item. For more details, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! We're here to provide you with all the information you need.

1. Zipper Pulls
2. Zipper Cap Options
3. Drawstring Cap Options
4. Buttons
5. Neck Tags
6. Custom Molded Zipper
7. Bunjee Cinch
8. Sewn-in Woven Label
3. Sampling

Our Sampling Process

Sampling Process
When it comes to sampling, there are two options: photo approvals or physical samples.

Photo Sample*

Photo approval is free of charge, and allows you to review your product digitally and suggest changes before mass production begins.

Physical Sample*

Physical Samples require a fee (to be determined based on the product), yet they offer you the opportunity to examine the product firsthand before committing to full production runs.


*Sampling can take between 3 to 8 weeks. It is very important to note that the first round of samples is rarely entirely accurate and may require some adjustments. If revisions are needed after sampling, additional fees may apply unless a bulk order is ready to proceed.

Upon delivery of the first round of samples, there are two paths we can take towards approval and bulk production


Good to Know:
  • Samples are limited to 1 size (1-5 pieces, priced/unit).
  • Once edits are finalized on the one sample unit, bulk production begins.
If significant revisions are needed, we can request a complete redo of the garment, which will extend the timeline (usually another 3-4 weeks).

Additional sample fee incurred for re-do requests without a bulk order.

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For minor adjustments such as print color changes or location tweaks, we can provide "strike-offs." These are photos showcasing the corrections for your approval. Once each strike-off is approved, we'll proceed with bulk production. Transitioning from samples to bulk production with strike-offs saves time and money.

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4. Finishings & Packaging

Get Your Products Retail Ready

In cut and sew, you have endless possibilities with finishings. From unique placements to custom care labels inside to hang tags, there are no limits to your creativity.

Every cut and sew garment is neatly folded and packaged in a clear polybag by default, but you also have the option for custom packaging. With branded packaging at the factory level, your product is ready for retail as soon as it arrives.

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Hang Tags
Care Label
Care Labels
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Custom Boxes
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And So Much More!

5. Production

Full Send on Production

Once samples are approved, bulk production usually takes 4 to 8 weeks (depending on the item).

We leverage our extensive network of manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, ensuring that we have access to a diverse range of options to meet your specific requirements. By partnering with these trusted entities, we are able to offer you the best possible products and prices, regardless of your needs.

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Order Delivery and QC

6. Order Delivery

From QC to Your Front Door

Before shipping out your products, we conduct a final quality check (QC) to ensure everything meets our standards.

We use two main methods of delivery, air and sea. Air shipments typically arrive within 2 weeks after completion. For a more cost-effective option, sea shipments are available, taking 4 to 6 weeks on average.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a quick question? Check out our most commonly asked cut & sew questions below.

What is the minimum order quantity (MOQ)?

The minimum order varies based on your garment requirements but typically falls between 100 to 300 units.

What is the turnaround time?

The turnaround time varies between 7 to 16 weeks, depending on the sampling process and product requirements.

Is there a limitation to cut & sew?

We're known for our versatility—there are virtually no limits to what we can create. Whatever your vision, we're here to help bring it to life. Reach out to us for more information!





Do you provide samples?

Certainly! Physical samples can be arranged for a fee, which will be quoted upon request. In the event that no order is placed or if an order is cancelled, Threadbird will invoice you for the sampling cost based on time and materials.

Can you match an existing styles?

For the ultimate personalized touch, provide references of any garment styles you want us to recreate. Whether it's a quick link with fabric details and size charts or a mailed sample for precision, we're here to ensure your vision comes to life. Our team will expertly match the style, and don't worry, you'll receive your original garment back once we're done!

Do you offer fulfillment for this service?

Yes, we offer fulfillment (pick, pack, ship and more) for online stores, kits, companies stores, and anyone who might need it. Please visit our Fulfillment page for more information.

Is there any negotiation of minimums?

No, our extensive experience and strong partnerships with overseas facilities enable us to provide some of the lowest MOQs available for custom garments. If you are unable to meet the minimum requirement, we recommend discussing alternative options with your CAS team member.

Can you ship to multiple locations?

No problem at all! We're well-versed in split and drop shipping. Just provide us with detailed instructions when placing your purchase order, and we'll ensure everything is packed and shipped out accordingly.

Is your website catalog all you offer?

Our website doesn't showcase our complete selection of customizable apparel products. If you don't see what you want, simply let us know, and we'll collaborate with you to bring your ideas to a retail ready product. We specialize in manufacturing high-quality, customizable products precisely according to our clients' specifications.

Where are the cut & sew garments produced?

Our cut & sew garments are manufactured overseas, primarily in China. It's important to note that the Chinese New Year (CNY) timeline, along with other occasional 3-day to 1-week holidays throughout the year, can significantly impact our production schedule and affect our ability to meet certain timelines. We strive to communicate effectively with our clients regarding potential delays and work diligently to minimize any disruptions to your project.

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Choose from our extensive range of products, inks and finishing options and develop a beautiful product that is perfect for your customers.