This post was inspired by a post on our sister blog, the Houston City Moms Blog. I thought the Valentine’s Day No Sew onesie was so cute, I made matching shirts for my two daughters and me and thought that it would be a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day as well!
It’s really very easy, and you need just a few supplies:
- A variety of materials (can be just remnants)
- A pattern of your choice (shamrock, etc.)
- Heat-N-Bond ULTRA hold. (If you use light, you will need to use paint or sew around the edges)
- T-shirt or Onesie
Now let’s get started…
1. Trace Your Pattern
I googled “Shamrock” and found one I liked. Printed the shamrock, cut it out, and we set to work tracing on the Heat-N-Bond. We traced a variety of sizes by freehand. You want to make sure you trace on the paper side.
2. Cut out your pattern
Cut about 1/2 inch around the outside of your pattern. You’re going to want a little extra when you iron onto the material. It does not matter if it is cut out perfectly, because you will cut along the pattern edges once you’ve ironed it onto the material. If you don’t want the material to be too stiff, you can cut out the center of the pattern as well.
3. Iron on to the WRONG side of the material.
Follow the directions on the packet for ironing and make sure you’ve ironed to the wrong (or “ugly”) side of the material.
4. Cut carefully around the edges of the pattern.
Cut around the pattern and then peal off the paper backing.
5. Arrange the pieces and iron on per the package directions
(But not while your child is wearing the shirt!)
Enjoy your final product!
Here is a peek at the Valentine’s Day Shirts too.
I am by no means a “crafty” person, so if I could pull this off, I am quite certain just about anyone can!
Good luck! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!