Made to Measure Guide

How to measure your T-Shirts

Measure your favourite garments, don't measure your body.

We have created many thousands of custom made pieces for our clients over the past few decades. Our experience has told us that the best way for us to get this right the first time is to take your garment measurements.

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Chest

Lay the t-shirt down flat on a surface with the front facing up.

Measure straight across the t-shirt from one side to the other. Measure at from the bottom of one arm hole to the bottom of the other.

Double the measurement to give us the full circumference.

Be sure to lay the t-shirt flat and pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended.

Waist

Lay the t-shirt down flat on a surface with the front facing up.

Measure straight across the shirt from one side to the other. Measure about halfway down the body of the t-shirt.

Double the measurement to give us the full circumference.

Be sure to lay the t-shirt flat and pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended.

Hips

Lay the t-shirt down flat on a surface with the front facing up.

Measure straight across the t-shirt from one side to the other. Measure at about 1-2 inches from the bottom of the t-shirt.

Double the measurement to give us the full circumference.

Be sure to lay the t-shirt flat and pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended.

Collar

Button the top button of the polo shirt and lift the collar. Measure straight across the seam line of the collar.

Double the measurement to give us the full circumference.

Be sure to pull it firmly without being tight.

Arm Length

Lay the t-shirt down so that you can see the longest part of the sleeve (from the top of the shoulder).

Measure straight down the arm, from the shoulder seam all the way to the cuff.

Be sure to pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended. Also be sure to measure in a straight line down the sleeve, not at an angle around the sleeve as you may end up with a longer measurement.

Shoulder

Find the seam on the top of the shoulder.

Measure straight down this seam from the edge of the seam under the collar to the seam at the top of the sleeve.

Be sure to lay the shirt flat and pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended.

Centre Back

Lay the t-shirt flat on a surface so that you are looking at the back of the shirt.

Measure from the seam under the collar to the very bottom of the t-shirt.

Be sure to pull it firmly without being tight. Be careful not to pull it so tight that it stretches the fabric, you may end up with a number a bit larger than you intended. Also be sure to measure in a straight line down the back of the t-shirt, not at an angle, as you may end up with a longer measurement.