I had a delightful customer the other day who had decided to “help” me out by cutting her t-shirts herself. Her husband had even warned her about cutting them and she replied as she continued to cut, “I know what I’m doing.” I laughingly placed a square ruler over one of the pieces she had cut and said, “Not really.” Most people use scissors that are often dull and hack away at the t-shirts leaving us without enough fabric to cut a square or leaving us no seam allowance. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. I think you can tell which t-shirt was cut by us with the proper tools and which was cut by the customer. The one cut by us is what we call the “rough cut”. It will have a soft stabilizer ironed on the back before the final squaring of the t-shirt. The “helpful” customer ended up having to pay extra for all the work involved in adding t-shirt fabric to her cut t-shirts. Thankfully, she was a good sport!