Homeschool T-shirts

I love wearing homeschooling t-shirts. They always get some sort of attention – whether it’s a chuckle, a curious look, or a conversation that leads to questions, it’s a fun way to bring homeschooling into people’s lives.

Recently I found out a way to design t-shirts to sell and thought it would be something fun to do for our community. I started out by polling our Facebook groups to see what people thought would be good to see on a homeschooling t-shirts. You people are CREATIVE! So many ideas, so little time!

I decided to give it a go for fun. Here are 6 shirts based on all our combined ideas.

Here are some homeschool t-shirts I've designed. If you are interested in ordering, don't miss them!

The outside four shirts are available in kids’ shirt sizes XS – XL. The centre two are adult sized shirts. There are a few options for colours and shirt styles wherever possible.

Costs:

  • Kids Shirts: $16US (~$21CDN at the time they were launched).
  • Kids’ sweatshirts: $30US (~$39CDN).
  • Adult shirts: $18US (~$24)
  • Women’s fitted vee collar shirts $19US (~$25).

How can you get these? 

Go to The Canadian Homeschooler Teespring store and place your order.

These shirts will only be available until August 27th, 2015. 

What you need to know: 

  • Shipping to Canada is $11.50CDN for the first shirt and $5 for each additional shirt.
  • Unfortunately, the company doesn’t allow you to order different designs in one order. I’m disappointed to hear that (and have let them know that). You can only order one design per order.
  • After the 27th, it will take up to 3 weeks for your shirt to arrive here in Canada.
  • Although there might be a goal listed for how many to sell, the shirt company will print them as soon as there are enough sold to break even in cost. Usually, that means 3 shirts. Once 3 have sold, they will go ahead and you will be charged. If less than 3 get ordered, that shirt will not be printed and you will not be charged for it.
  • For transparency, I want to share that although Teespring is designed to offer profits to the designer/creator of each shirt, I’ve put the price of each shirt as low as possible to be able to make them as affordable as I can. I know that shipping is expensive so I tried to offset that with a lower cost shirt. Depending on the  number of shirts sold, I may make a small amount per shirt. However, it’s not about making money for me – it’s about making these shirts available for anyone would would like some.

If people like these shirts, maybe we can start having a shirt sale for the month. I’d love to hear your ideas about this and what designs you’d like on a shirt.

5 Comment(s)

  • by Lisa Posted August 12, 2015 5:14 pm

    Hi Lisa,
    I want to place an order for a sweater and a t-shirt, but the site will not allow me to add different items in my cart. It allows to add more of the same item, but not when I try to add a different item with a different logo? Do I have to make separate orders or is there a way around this?
    Thanks
    Lisa

    • by LisaMarie Posted August 12, 2015 9:07 pm

      Oh no. :/ Ok, let me look into it and I’ll let you know pronto!

      • by LisaMarie Posted August 14, 2015 12:21 pm

        I sent an email & this is their response:

        Hi Lisa,

        Thanks for reaching out to us!

        We’re so sorry for the hassle, but unfortunately, at the moment there is no way to combine orders from separate campaigns. This is because each campaign is printed and shipped separately. We know this is an inconvenience and we’re working on it!.

        I let them know I am extremely disappointed, especially that this wasnt indicated clearly before I set up my store.

        Sorry about that. I am looking into an alternative company for a future plan.

        • by Lisa Posted August 14, 2015 5:13 pm

          Thanks Lisa. So are the t-shirts from “separate campaigns” are they not all under your store? The reply did not sound logical. So if we order t-shirts with separate logos we have to pay shipping twice? It just does not make sense? That is strange.

          • by LisaMarie Posted August 15, 2015 6:42 am

            1 200% agree. I let them know I was completely unhappy about it. If I had known I wouldn’t have done more than 1 design at a time.

            I am going to look for a better solution for a future run.

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