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Best T-Shirt Fit — Side Seamed VS. Tubular

Hey guys it's Megan with BELLA+CANVAS sometimes it can be overwhelming to look

at a bunch of seemingly similar tees and decide which to go with in this video

I'm going to go through all of the reasons why you'll want to stick with

side seam tees and stay away from tubular first off the reason tubular

tees exist is because they're cheap to make and require less sewing imagine a

tube of fabric tubular tees are made by slicing into the tube to create a

circular piece of fabric and then the arms and neck are sewn on and you have a

t-shirt at Bella Canvas we decided early on never

to make a tubular tee because we never want to compromise the fit of the

garment when you compare a tubular t-shirt to one that sides seemed there

are obvious reasons for its inferior fit since human bodies are not the shape of

a tube a tubular tee won't fit well just think have you ever seen a tubular

t-shirt in a retail store no and you never will because retail customers

don't want to wear a tubular fitting T on tubular t-shirts the arm holes are

not tailored and the neck openings are generic the front of a tubular t-shirt

is actually the same exact as the back this means you'll get a more generic fit

versus the way we specifically grade our side seam tees for every body type in

our size range another negative for producing tubular t-shirts is that

certain tube sizes are not available due to the lack of machined cylinder sizes

so you may notice strange jumps between sizes for example or a disproportionate

jump from a large to an extra-large side seams are especially critical for unisex

garments intended to be worn by women for their curves one of the biggest

issues with tubular cheese is torquing this happens particularly when you wash

the shirt and the garment begins to twist side seams help to hold the

structure of the garment and it keeps that big bold chest print front and

center right where it's supposed to be

side seam construction is also better when it comes to printing the side seams

act as guidelines when lining up the tea on the palate and lead to a faster print

with a more consistent placement so free printers out there it's advantageous to

steer your customers into a side seam tee let us know if you have any

questions about this video in the comment section below see you next week