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I’m looking for blank tees that have a “single stitch” construction like vintage t-shirts do. Most manufacturers started using a double needle stitch by the late 90s.
Single stitch t-shirts similar to Fruit of the Loom, BVD, and Oneita 100% cotton shirts from before 1995, are what I’m looking for. I’m not sure if “single stitch” is the technical term, but it refers to either an invisible stitch or a whip stitch vs double stitch/coverstitch along the bottom hem/sleeves/collar. I’m not sure where to find modern made tees with the same construction.

The closest thing I’ve found would be an American apparel tee. They use a double stitch at the bottom with single stitch sleeve and the collar doesn’t show any stitching except for across the shoulders in the back.

I’d love to buy true vintage blanks, but sourcing them for less than $10/pc isn’t very easy. The rush from an ebay auction is great and all, but I’m not sure how practical (or healthy) it is to use this method.

any help would be great!
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