Custom Sweatshirts – Measuring Tips for Success


Our custom sweatshirts are roomy and there’s good reason. They make great garments to layer over tees and other slimmer-fitting garments. Sweatshirts are cozy and provide the extra layer you need when the temperature starts to drop. “But what size should I order,” you ask? That is a common question that our Customer Service Representatives are asked.  Here are some tips that will help you to answer that very question.

Take one of your favorite, well-fitting sweatshirts out of your closet, grab your tape measure, and follow these instructions:

Finding the chest measurement of your sweatshirt…

  1. Lay your sweatshirt flat on the floor or a table
  2. Pull the garment taut
  3. Measuring the front only, place the measuring tape at the far left side and measure straight across to the far right side
  4. Measure twice, for a more accurate read
  5. Write that number down  (This measurement is half of total chest size. So, for example if you measured 20” that means that it would measure approximately 40” the entire way around.)

The next important measurement you will want to check is the length of the garment. If you are exceptionally tall, you may need to go up a size to get added length.

Finding the length of your sweatshirt…

  1. Lay your garment face down (the back will be facing you)
  2. Pull your shirt taut
  3. Begin at the top of the back collar and measure to the very bottom
  4. Measuring twice will help ensure a more accurate read
  5. Write your number down

The final measurement you will want to measure for is the sleeve length – This measurement is a bit trickier.

Measuring your sleeve length… 

  • Begin at the front and center of the collar of the garment, measure to the seam at the shoulder
  • Write your number down
  •  Measure from the shoulder seam to the very end of the sleeve
  • Add this number to the first number
  • Take these measurements twice for more precise information

Now that you have your numbers, click on our sizing guide for custom sweatshirts and compare the measurements on the chart to the ones you’ve calculated. You will be able to determine the most accurate size to order for you. And as always, if you need assistance please give one of our friendly, Customer Service Representatives a call at 1-800-440-1210 between 9 AM – 9 PM EST,  Monday through Saturday.

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2 thoughts on “Custom Sweatshirts – Measuring Tips for Success

  1. I would like to purchase a style A128 T-shirt but in a pink color – possibly the color “Helionia” that you use in other offerings by inkixie.

    1. Hello Larry,
      Thank you for your comment. I do apologize, design A128 only comes in the sand color. The only way we could do your requested color of the heliconia is by doing a custom order which requires an order of 12 or more items. If doing a custom order is of interest to you please just respond back to this, and I will make sure to forward your information over to our custom department. Thank you!

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