How To Find Design Inspiration For Sorority Apparel

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You have a big event coming up, and want to have the perfect apparel picked out… but where do you start? You see so many chapters with cute designs but you just don’t know how they get their inspiration. Well, today is your lucky day, because The Stitch has you covered. Keep reading for 5 different ways on how to find design inspiration for your next apparel idea.

1. Think of a theme

Are the shirts for a philanthropy event, a social/formal, or are they more of a PR shirt? Deciding on a theme for apparel will help you narrow down what content you actually want to be on the shirt. You can also brainstorm what colors you like for the shirts, and see if there is a certain vibe you want to give off with the apparel. Do you want the shirts to be edgy, girly, simple, etc.

2. Look up ideas/inspiration on Pinterest

Let’s be honest here, pinterest is AMAZING and for finding inspiration for hair, fashion, or crafts and when it comes to finding design inspiration, it is no different. Pinterest has lots of great ideas for shirts and designs that can help you narrow down your search. Although we may not be able to get a design to be exact due to copyright reasons, we can put our own Utees spin on the artwork to make it even better. ;)

3. Check out other sorority social media pages

I love following other sorority pages on instagram and other forms of social media. Not only is it a great way to see what other chapters are doing, but it’s a great way to get inspiration for your own organization! You might find a design from a philanthropic or social event that you LOVE and want to recreate.

4. Check out the design gallery on University Tees website

Another amazing place to find design inspiration is one click away-- the University Tees website. The University Tees Design Gallery has tons of artwork to choose from and new artwork gets added regularly. If you love a design, or parts of a couple designs and want to make it your own, this is a great place to look!

5. Talk with your CM and they may be able to point you in the direction of some design options!

Last, but definitely not least, talk with your CM about the different things you would love to see in a design. Your CM is there to help you all along the way throughout the process of ordering apparel. They have amazing resources and endless creative tools that will help you get the perfect end product, so feel free to ask lots of questions and be very descriptive on what you want!


Creating the perfect design for apparel isn’t as daunting as it may initially seem;. Using these tips and tricks can simplify the process and help you visualize the final design artwork!

— ALLIE RUS, UNIVERSITY TEES CAMPUS MANAGERS AND STUDENT AT CAPITAL UNIVERSITY