St. Patricks Day Shirts
My kids inherited my Dutch, blonde-haired, blue-eyed genes. While this is delightful for 364 days a year, it means we are unable to wear green without looking, well, green on that one festive day each year. So as a result, neither of the kids own any green clothing. I needed something for them to wear to a St. Patrick’s Day Party with all of their little friends so I whipped up some simple little outfits for them using white shirts as a canvas. These St. Patricks Day Shirts couldn’t be easier to do – no sewing required.
Rainbow St. Patricks Day Shirts
Miss O is a lover of rainbows and hearts. Since rainbows are just as acceptable as green on St Patrick’s Day, this is the route I chose. A line of hearts in a rainbow of colours was just the ticket to a pretty St. Pat’s shirt for a pretty little girl. As you can see, she was a big fan of her rainbow hearts shirt! Rainbows go with anything, so feel free to complete your St. Patricks Day Shirt into an outfit however you like.
What You’ll Need
- White shirt in correct size
- Scraps of fabric in a rainbow of colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
- Heart template – simply Good Image search “heart outline”, find one you like and print it out in a size that will fit 6 hearts (mine were 2″)
- HeatnBond Ultrahold (I get mine at Walmart)
- Fabric scissors
- Ironing Board
**NOTE: If you will be embroidering around the edges of your hearts, be sure to purchase the HeatnBond Lite.
Rainbow St Patricks Day Tshirts How-To
Cut out your heart template. Use it to trace hearts onto the paper side of the Heatnbond, six in total. Cut out the hearts but be sure to leave about 1/4″ around the hearts – do not cut them out on the outline you just drew.
Follow the instructions on the HeatnBond package to adhere a heart to the wrong side of each of your fabric scraps. Once set, cut out your hearts.
Arrange them on the shirt and then follow the instructions for adhering to the shirt.
And there you have an adorable rainbow heart no-sew shirt ready for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the week!
Green Tie St. Patricks Day Shirts
Little J is still young enough that I can dress him in any ridiculous outfit of my choosing. Who doesn’t love a little guy in a onesie with a tie on the front?! I pulled out a lovely piece of shamrock fabric from my stash for his adorable little tie. As you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed his festive ensemble.
What You’ll Need
- Onesie or white shirt in correct size
- Tie Template – simply Good Image search “tie outline”, find one you like and print it out in a size that suits your shirt (usually about half-way)
- Green fabric
- HeatnBond Ultrahold (I get mine from Walmart)
- Fabric Scissors
- Ironing Board
**NOTE: If you will be embroidering around the edges of the tie, be sure to purchase the Heatnbond Lite.
Cut out your tie template. Use it to trace a tie onto the paper side of the Heatnbond. Cut out the tie but be sure to leave about 1/4″ around it – do not cut it out on the outline you just drew.
Follow the instructions on the HeatnBond package to adhere it to the wrong side of your fabric. Once set, cut out the tie.
Arrange it on the shirt or onesie and then follow the instructions for adhering to the shirt.
And there you have an adorable no-sew tie onesie ready for St. Patrick’s Day! And you can easily use these instructions to make a tie onesie for any occasion – just change up the fabric!
Looking for more great ideas on crafts, activities and food to celebrate St. Patricks Day: check these out.
Looking for some new DIY St Patrick’s Day decor idea? Try Washi Tape Shamrock Art.
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.