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Cardboard t-shirt inserts? For sale?
March 31, 2008 9:05 AM   Subscribe

You know those cardboard inserts you can put in t-shirts so they keep their shape for displaying purposes? I need some of those. Where can I buy them?

I'm having a hard time Googling this. Would they have them at crafts stores? Fabric stores? Are there places online I can order them? Why can't I seem to find results searching for combinations of the words "cardboard", "t-shirt", and "insert"?
posted by penduluum to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I've gotten them at Michael's craft stores before. Not online, I walked in but I'm sure they would sell them online.
posted by pearlybob at 9:16 AM on March 31, 2008


Uline is generally the cardboard superstore, if you can find them in the right dimensions, I imagine something like this could work?

http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_1852.asp?desc=Chipboard+Boards
posted by finitejest at 10:24 AM on March 31, 2008


Craft stores.
They sell them for keeping the Tshirt flat while you paint on them with those paint tubes, if that will help you track them down. I don't remember what they call them officially.
posted by unrepentanthippie at 11:29 AM on March 31, 2008


If you reuse cardboard from old boxes and cut out your own inserts, Mother Earth will thank you.

If you don't have many old boxes, I'm sure a nearby business discards dozens daily.
posted by breezeway at 12:28 PM on March 31, 2008


If you reuse cardboard from old boxes and cut out your own inserts, Mother Earth will thank you.

Good point, I'll bring that up with my boss. Even if we end up getting new ones cut to shape, we'll definitely end up using them dozens of times (and then probably cutting them up to use for something else). I work for a non-profit; thrift and repurposing are definitely valued here.

Thanks for the help, everybody!
posted by penduluum at 12:36 PM on March 31, 2008


Specifically, if you have Hobby Lobby stores in your area, you could probably get them there. My fiancee just bought one there the other day, in fact.
posted by joshrholloway at 12:36 PM on March 31, 2008


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