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Customizable Quality: How to Design Your Own Gear at PNW Apparel

Hats, gear, and apparel are a few of our favorite products to customize at PNW Apparel. Here’s how to make the most of your design.


PNW Apparel’s customizable products are some of our favorites. If you have a specific design in mind and want to let your creative energies flow, try giving our customizable products a try. Keep reading for a step-by-step approach to designing your own unique hat, gear, and apparel. 


Step One: Select your product

Scroll to the bottom of the “Shop categories” tab in the top menu of PNW Apparel’s home screen. Here you’ll find the option to customize hats, apparel, and gear. Select which item you would like to customize. 

Select the PNW Apparel product that you wish to customize.
Select the PNW Apparel product that you wish to customize.


Step Two: Choose your desired hat color

From the dropdown menu on the right side of the screen, select which color of product you’d like to create. Most of PNW Apparel’s products come in forest green, navy blue, black, grey, tan, and white, with a few other colors spotted throughout. Select which color best speaks to you. When this is complete, select the red “Start Design” button below the dropdown menu. 


Step Three: Starting your design

Now that you’ve selected your product and color scheme, it’s time to get creative. You should be inside the product editor tool now. Make sure you’re working with the desired product and color. If you want to change your mind, you can easily do it here. Change the product by using the topmost dropdown menu in the top left corner of the product editor. Customize the color on the right side of the screen. 

Look at the product customizing tool for PNW Apparel.
Enter the product customizing tool to begin creating your PNW Apparel item.


Step Four: Adding text, art, and photos

There is truly no limit to what design you can incorporate on your customized PNW Apparel product. On the left side of the editor, you’ll see five dropdown menus. The three in the middle, “Add Text,” “Add Art,” and “Upload Image,” in descending order, are your prime tools at this point in the process. By clicking “Add Text,” you can choose a font from PNW Apparel’s pre-selected library. Choose the width and height of the font and use your cursor to move it around the product until it fits your liking. Use the same process for “Add Art.” Choose a piece of pre-selected artwork or upload your own using “Upload Image.”


Step Five: Finalize your product and purchase

After you’ve reviewed your product and deemed it complete, select the orange “Buy Now” button on the right side of the screen. Clicking this button will add your new product to your cart. A green banner will appear along the top of your screen allowing you to go to your cart by selecting “View Cart” or continue shopping and customizing. When you’re ready to check out, proceed to your cart like a regular purchase. Review your order and buy!


Customizing products with PNW Apparel is simple and intuitive. Our product editor has all the features you need to design a product that perfectly speaks to your tastes.