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Iron-on Vinyl Rainbow Shirt

Everybody needs a rainbow shirt for St. Patrick’s Day! And since it’s so easy to make an iron-on vinyl rainbow shirt, you have no excuse to not have one.

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DIY shirt for St Patrick's Day

If you’re not super comfortable with iron-on vinyl (heat transfer vinyl/HTV) you might want to start with these overview posts. They include a lot of important information about what iron-on vinyl is and how to use it.

  1. Cricut EasyPress 2 and different types of iron-on vinyl
  2. Tips for using iron-on vinyl

This shirt is a combination of iron-on vinyl and felt. The felt cloud is removable so that the shirt can still be washed like normal.

Open the rainbow shirt Design Space project.

Supplies and tools needed:

Choose your iron-on vinyl colors. Get creative with patterns or foil if you want! I used blush pink, teal, and purple.

Cut the felt cloud base and cloud pieces (scalloped circles) using the rotary blade. Choose the felt setting and then “edit tools” to choose the rotary blade and not the fine point blade.

Cricut Maker cutting felt

Then MIRROR the 3 rainbow piece mats and cut from the iron-on vinyl colors you chose. Weed away the vinyl around the arches.

Weed iron on vinyl

Position the rainbow arches one at a time on the shirt and iron with the EasyPress 2 for about 15 seconds each. Let cool before removing the carrier sheet.

Lay the carrier sheet back down over the pressed vinyl, or use a protective sheet so that the EasyPress doesn’t directly touch the vinyl.

Rainbow iron on shirt

On the last arch, go ahead and press everything for the full 30 seconds and 5 seconds on the back side of the shirt.

Cricut EasyPress 2 to make a t shirt

Use needle and thread to stitch each felt “flower” into the right shape. Fold in half, stitch, then fold the opposite sides and stitch again, knotting when finished.

Stitch a felt flower

Scalloped circle felt flower

Attach these cloud pieces to the cloud base with hot glue.

How to make a felt cloud

Secure a flat back safety pin to the back of the cloud by gluing a rectangle of felt over it.

Flat back safety pin

Pin the cloud to the shirt, then remove before laundering the shirt and reattach later when it’s out of the wash.

Rainbow shirt with puffy cloud

Let me know if you have any questions about how I made this shirt, and I hope you enjoy making one!

Do you make your own DIY St. Patrick’s Day shirts? What’s your favorite type of design?

Rainbow shirt with Cricut



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Wednesday 20th of February 2019

I’m trying to find a rainbow ? to do a onesie for my daughter but I can’t seem to find one for my Cricut any suggestions Thanks

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