Niki Duffy on Apr 26, 2016
Shipped and arrived earlier than I expected!! Great quality printing on the shirt!!
How Fat Cat Apparel was born
I have always loved to scrapbook and every Christmas I make calendars for my friends. I used to do these all by hand until I met my friend Chris who introduced me to the world of graphic design. I slowly started learning how to use the adobe programs and began making my calendars on the computer. Before long I was even designing my own scrapbook paper. I decided that I wanted to sell my paper and so one Christmas I started an Etsy site. However, instead of selling scrapbook paper I ended up selling my custom photo ornaments, which took off. I kept saying that eventually I would get my scrapbook paper up but I was just too busy and could never seem to find the time. Almost a year passed and I hadn't accomplished much. That was when Chris purchased a direct to garment printer for his print shop. At first I didn't really think much of this new piece of technology. Then one day I was at work, board and was surfing the net. I found a shirt I liked but didn't really want to pay a huge amount for it. That was when it suddenly hit me that I could make my own shirt, not only that, I could make shirts and sell them on Etsy. So I added the apparel half to my shop. When my first shirts started to sell I was so excited and I couldn't wait to make more. I ended up scrapping the scrapbook paper idea and began focusing instead on t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, baby one pieces, baby t-shirts, toddler t-shirts, tote bags, stickers, and custom photo ornaments.
And that is how Fat Cat Apparel came to be.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I am a graphic designer and work at a local print shop, Mike's Copy and Printing, doing what I love. In my spare time I like to design t-shirts. I print all my own t-shirts on my friends direct to garment printer at his business, Rogue Print Shop.
Here is a little back story on how I got started:
I started this Etsy shop with the idea that I would sell my originally designed digital scrapbook paper. I had a huge collection of designs and was in the process of getting them organized. During this organization period I decided to try selling my Custom Photo Ornaments. It was around Christmas time and my ornaments really took off. I was excited and couldn’t wait to get my scrapbook paper up. Then my friend purchased a Direct to Garment printer for his print shop and I realized I could design and print my own t-shirts. I did a couple shirts for myself and they turned out really well so I decided to list them on Etsy. My shirts started selling like crazy. So I designed some more. Before I knew it my Etsy shop had more shirts listed then scrapbook paper. I changed the name to Fat Cat Scrapbooking and Apparel. I was still planning to list my paper. However, after I got the first collection up I realized that scrapbook paper didn’t really mix well with apparel. I changed my name again to Fat Cat Apparel and I am planning on moving all my scrapbook paper to another Etsy store called Silver Cat Scrapbooking. It isn’t up and functional yet but when it is I will post the link.
Here’s the story behind how my Etsy shop got its name:
Initially I wasn’t sure what to call my business; all I knew was that I wanted something catchy. After brainstorming for awhile and coming up empty, I happened to glance towards my 30 pound orange tabby cat, Pumpkin. He was lounging in a cat bed half his size and looking incredibly cute. Suddenly it hit me. I would name my business, Fat Cat Scrapbooking, after my adorable fat cat.
I hope you enjoy my store and thanks for stopping by!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I currently accept Paypal along with all major credit cards and Etys gift cards.
If the order has not shipped I will accept cancellations and a refund will be given. However, if the order has already shipped I will not accept cancellations and you will not receive a refund.
For domestic orders weighing 13 ounces or less I am shipping them first class mail, which takes 2-5 shipping days to arrive.
Most orders that weigh under 13 ounces include: single t-shirts, tote bags, children's t-shirts, and stickers.
For domestic orders that are shipping first class, if you would prefer to have your order shipped priority mail (1-3 shipping days) or priority express mail (1 shipping day) please send me a Etsy conversation and I will provide you with a quote for the additional shipping costs. If the quote works for you, I will then provide you with a custom listing so that you can pay for the additional charges.
For domestic orders weighing over 13 ounces I am shipping them priority mail, which takes 1-3 shipping days to arrive.
Most orders that weigh over 13 ounces include: hooded sweatshirts, more than 1 t-shirt, tote bag, or children's t-shirt.
For domestic orders that are shipping priority mail, if you would prefer to have your order sent priority mail express (1 shipping day) please send me a Etsy conversation and I will provide you with a quote for the additional shipping costs. If the quote works for you, I will then provide you with a custom listing so that you can pay for the additional charges.
Tracking is available for all domestic shipments.
For all International orders I am shipping them first class mail because it is significantly cheaper than priority or priority express mail. The time it takes for first class mail to arrive various by country and shipping region.
For international orders if you would like to have your order sent priority mail (6-10 shipping days) or priority mail express (3-5 shipping days) please send me a Etsy conversation and I will provide you with a quote for the additional shipping costs. If the quote works for you, I will then provide you with a custom listing so that you can pay for the additional charges.
Tracking for international shipments is only available while they are in the United States, once they leave the country tracking is no longer available.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the item is defective please send me a Etsy conversation describing the defect along with a picture, within 14 days of receiving your order.
Refunds or replacements will not be given for customer error such as ordering an incorrect size, color, or for failure to read the item descriptions or store policies.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am more than willing to provide custom items. If there is something you are looking for but cannot find please send me a Etsy conversation and I will see what I can do.