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TRY-ing to KICK OFF your tour in style???

 

The New Year is here and many of you have new and exciting challenges ahead.

 

Here at MGF we are getting ready for one of our favourite times – The Six Nations!!!

 

With the 1st of Feb seeing the 2014 champions Wales kicking off against Italy at our home ground we are abuzz with patriotic excitement!

 

Which gets me to thinking, if it’s Six Nations time it must be TOUR TIME!

 

Oh yes it’s time to dust off those crazy fancy dress outfits and brush up on the old standing moto, What happens on tour, stays on tour right guys?

 

What tour is complete without the token tour customised t-shirt.

 

Now I’m basing this on rugby but we are lovers of all sports here so if your football, golf or a 2 man stag do, we can still make the perfect printed and embroidered t-shirts for you.

 

With our expert print and embroidery team we are able to make all your hoddie, polo and t-shirt dreams come true and what’s more we are not easily offended so go on be daring with your tour names.

 

While we are on the subject of the Six Nations here are some facts you may find interesting….

 

  1. The Six Nations is one of the oldest cup competitions in the world. The first Tournament was held in 1883.
  2. England is the most successful team in the history of Six Nations having won the tournament 25 times, taking 12 Grand Slams. The English have also claimed the most Triple Crowns – 23.
  3. Irelands Ronan O’Gara is the tournaments highest points scorer with 551 points, also Irelands Brain O’Driscoll is the highest try scorer with 25.
  4. The Six Nations trophy is crafted from stirling silver, and has an estimated value of £55,000. The inside of the trophy was recently plated with gold to protect it from corrosive properties of champagne.
  5. Wales hold the record for the best defensive effort in a Six Nations campaign, conceding only two tries during the 2008 Six Nationals Championship.
  6. England flyhalf Johnny Wilkinson holds the record for most points scored in a Six Nations match, scoring 35 points in England’s 80-25 drubbing of thr Italians in 2001.
  7. Italy holds the record for the worst suffered in a Six Nations match, losing 80-23 to England in 2001. The match also saw England set the record for most points score by a team in the Six Nations.
  8. England has won the Grand Slams with 12, Wales second with 10 and France third with 9 respectively.
  9. The match between England and Scotland is known as the Calcutta Cup, it is made out of 50,000 meted down Indian rupees.
  10. Since 2000 France has won the most games (44) closely followed by England (39) 

Give us a call today on 02920 741678 or Email us at sales@mygarmentfactory.co.uk, if you have any enquiries or would like to place an order with us.

  

In My Garment Factory’s first tutorial, we’ll show you how easy it is to make your very own reusable shopping bag, out of an old printed t-shirt.

All you’ll need is: 

  • A t-shirt (plain or printed)
  • Paperclip or safety pin
  • Scissors

And that’s it!



Step 1 –

Cut both sleeves off of your t-shirt. Keep these for later.

Step 2 –

Make your bag opening by cutting either a round, square, or V shape at the top. (We’ve done a square one)

Step 3 –

Make two small slits at the very bottom of your t-shirt, about the same distance apart (but not past the stitching).

Step 4 –

Cut strips out of the shirt sleeves and stretch them slightly so they become longer and slightly curled.

Step 5 –

Tie one end of your strip to the safety pin or paperclip.

Step 6 –

Feed this through one of the openings in the slits you made, until it comes out of the other side.

Step 7 –

Tie the two ends together.

Step 8 –

Repeat for this process for the other slit.

Step 9 –

Tie all of the strands together as tight as you can, to help make your bag sturdy at the bottom.

Step 10 –

And you’re done! Now just make sure you remember your new bag when you’re out shopping next...

Share your new upcycled printed t-shirt bags with us by posting your photos on our Facebook wall.

Why not make a few and give them out as extra Christmas presents? Forget gift wrap - just put all of their presents in their handmade t-shirt totes and help reduce waste.