name on my run gear!

does anyone know anywhere to get this done?

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17/10/2010 at 11:04
i want to have my name printed on my run gear. does anyone know of a place online that does this to send it to? or does anyone on RW have the means of doing this, i am willing to pay postage and costs if anyone can
17/10/2010 at 11:11
Don't know about online but if you've a Decathlon near you they'll do it.  And they're really very reasonable too.  The last top I took in cost me £3
17/10/2010 at 11:16
thanks ultra, not sure if there is a Decathlon near me but will check -thanks!!
17/10/2010 at 11:27
ok,just had a look-no decathlon near me!! surrey is closest-too far!!!  loulabell needs more help please...
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17/10/2010 at 12:19

There are quite a few places that will do that for you - there was a recent post in the general running section asking the same thing.

I've had tops printed by Tinwolf - though the printing is reflective for night time use, maybe not what you want. try your local Tshirt printers, most towns seem to have one these days.

17/10/2010 at 12:24
I've used versatilesports ( to get vests etc done for races - don't know if they print on your own stuff - don't see why not. Pretty cheap and fast service.
17/10/2010 at 13:26

bondaweb...print your name out in a chunky font, trace it backwards onto bondaweb, cut out leaving a half cm border. Iron onto your "name" fabric, cut out again right on the line. Peel off the backing, iron onto your T shirt. Use a pressing cloth and a dry iron.


17/10/2010 at 13:53
Hobbycraft sells iron on letters so you can do your own in a matter of minutes.
17/10/2010 at 13:57

...or you could carve your name in the back of your head with clippers, couldn't you KI?

I'm not allowed in hobbbycraft.

17/10/2010 at 13:58

Kwilter - how does bondaweb stand up to washing?

and what about longevity?

Does it start to peel?

Just curious as it seems quite a good idea - though worried about the extra weight of the fabric - have you used it much with tech fabrics or fabrics with holes in?

I do like complete control over the process.

I really must get back into screen printing.

17/10/2010 at 14:01
Thats true Kwitter - you could.......
17/10/2010 at 14:05

To be honest, when I bondawebbed my name on my vest, I went over it with a sewing machine just to make sure.

I've done some hot pads for in my kitchen with bondaweb though, and missed a couple of bits out for over sewing. It's held up fine to repeated washing at 30-40*, and hasn't peeled at all. That's 100% cotton though, not tech fabric.

I used cotton scraps on my vest, and it's fine.

Never tried screen printing, but between quilting, knitting, cross stitch, scrap booking and spinning, I think Rattler would divorce me if I came home with another new craft to try.

17/10/2010 at 14:15
Kwilter, were't you on Blue Peter?!! 
17/10/2010 at 15:44
was just thinking that same thing!!!! whe  are you doing the coat hanger advent crown then?   hun, im good with nails , hair , make-up - and tablets..... but sewing?...mmm not my forte. i too wondered about the iron on stuff peeling off pretty quick as its a  top i wear a lot
17/10/2010 at 15:56
KI there is a hobbycraft just down the road from me , but i always go to the shop next door instead- designer handbags..oops....maybe i should take a hobbycraft  i mean!!
17/10/2010 at 16:50

Thanks Kwilter for the info and PS + Loulabell for the laughs.

Maybe just get a fabric pen and write your name on the top.

17/10/2010 at 17:30
I did mine with fabric paint (I got the one the puffs up when you iron it) is machine washable and comes in lots of different colours. Only problem was it didn't look quite as neat as other peoples who got it printed properly.
17/10/2010 at 17:50
I did get some iron on letters from Ebay and ironed on my name prior to the Paris Marathon this year.  Although I don't wear the top that much now (sponsorship vest) the name stayed on and doesn't show any signs of coming off!! 
17/10/2010 at 22:17
SPINNING?!!!! good god woman hold it there, i  only just grasped the iron on letter thingy!!    um , i think i may check out the iron on letters , but if i put them acroos my shorts on the bum part it may look a tad strange if LOU drops off and im running on along with 'labell' printed across me bum!   people may drive past me on the road thinking im a spanish or have my shorts on inside out
18/10/2010 at 09:25
loulabell wrote (see)
, but if i put them acroos my shorts on the bum part it may look a tad strange if LOU drops off and im running on along with 'labell' printed across me bum!  

My shorts have my Club-name across the 'rear' (& down the legs)...... but, that is the cycling shorts (and the Skin-Suit, & Bib-Tights)

 ** 'FastTrax' in Ilkley (West Yorkshire) offer one-off designs, on a range of clothing

At the minute, I'm looking into getting a training/after-race jacket embroidered up in the same font (& close as possible colours) to the running-club vest design.

'FastTrax' provide our vests, so I'm awaiting a reply from them

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