About us

Where we came from

You know the old phrase, when you receive lemons, you make lemonade? Well we received a bunch of lemons, had some left over and decided to make shirts rather than more lemonade!

After the 11 week early arrival of our son Spencer, then a diagnosis of a rare brain malformation (try and say Rhombencephalosynapsis 3 times fast), Julie left the Army after 16 years to be a stay at home mom.

She needed something to do with her time so launched It’s a Preemie Thing in 2010, starting with some sarcastic sayings for her son.

When others started asking for fun onesies/shirts, she branched out and started making lots of other things for other folks.

Northwest Printed Apparel (renamed from Togs N Things) was launched in 2012.

Not only does it allow Julie to enjoy what she’s doing, she is awarded the flexibility to spend time with her son after school and make all those crazy PT and doc appointments while enjoying the work she does as well.

Our team

We can help you create the perfect design as well as taking the time to work with you and ensure that you are receiving EXACTLY what you want.

We’re located in Bothell, WA in a commercial location, just give us a call or drop us an email and we will be happy to help you with your custom printed needs!

We can and will work with you on any project!

  • Quality Screen Printing
  • Great Customer Friendly Service
  • On-Time Delivery


Julie was a delight to work with throughout our creation process of our Merger Madness t-shirts.
Everyone loved them!
We look forward to working with her and Northwest Printed Apparel again.

Joy M. Brooks Applied Labs

I love working with Julie at NW Printed Apparel – I’m so glad I found her!

She’s my second shirt printer, the quality of the shirts, the detail in the printing and the attention she gave to our little job, were second to none.
Our last printer gave us shirts that bled out color when the crews got sweaty – and then never returned my calls to fix the problem.

Julie made sure I had the right shirts with our next order, and we’ve made it through our hottest summer with no ‘wardrobe failures’!

I made a mistake on a personal order, and Julie offered to ship new shirts to me immediately – even though it was my fault.

She’s great!

As an added bonus (or two) I love doing business with local companies, and as a woman-business owner, I was happy to find a kindred soul in Julie Howard.

I’ve used her company 3 times now, and in the spring, we will run new T-shirts, probably based on the new color recommendations she gave me!

Thanks, Julie and Crew.

Heather Jellerson, Owner Calluna’s Gardens, LLC

Testimonials continued

My experience with Northwest Printed Apparel has been awesome!

Being the director of a not-for-profit youth organization is tough enough without dealing with vendors that don't care and live 3 times zones away!

Julie and her staff at Northwest Printed Apparel have filled last minute orders, help us design our gear, gone outside the box to outfit our cheer squad with AMAZING flags to spice up our flair and all with a smile and great customer service.

The work is excellent, end product is exactly what we want, and pricing is better than some do-it-yourself websites!

I've been using their services for 3 years, and will continue to design our practice wear and fan gear with Julie for the coming years!

Jene Miller – Jr. Cheerleading Program Director