If you’re making a last-minute dash to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t want to miss this fun Lucky Charm Cut File. It’s perfect for placing on a t-shirt!
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Late last summer I got into the habit of picking up just about anything green that was on sale. (Green and white are the school colors at Provo High School, where Jay’s daughters go to school.) I’ve used those items for a variety of projects, from Christmas gifts to teacher appreciation projects.
The other day I pulled this weathered green t-shirt out to create a fun St. Patty’s Day shirt. The lucky charm cut file is fairly simple, but believe it or not it can be a little difficult to find an appropriate/tasteful St. Patrick’s Day themed shirt for a teenage girl these days. Who knew?!
St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt with Lucky Charm Cut File
To recreate this lucky charm cut file DIY t-shirt you will need:
Lucky Charm cut file t-shirt instructions:
- Download the cut file in the format that works best for you (see supply list above).
- Upload the design to your design software and create the appropriately sized layout.
- Mirror the image so that the text appears backwards on the screen. Feed the heat transfer material into your machine with the glossy side down. Select HTV in the media menu and cut.
- Peel the negative space in the design off the plastic backing, leaving only the words and shapes on the clear plastic transfer sheet.
- Pre-heat the t-shirt you’re planning to transfer the design on for about five seconds and crease the center for reference.
- Position the design on the clutch face down so that you see it through the clear transfer sheet. Your text should be facing the right direction at this point.
- Place a thin cloth or parchment paper over the design and place a heat on top PRESSING FIRMLY into the design for 45-60 seconds OR if you have this amazing little portable heat press 15-20 seconds!
- Remove the iron and cloth. Gently peel up the transfer sheet. If the HTV continues to stick to the transfer sheet, replace the cloth and iron again making sure to apply pressure.
Note: Follow the instructions on your HTV to determine if the transfer sheet should be pulled back when the vinyl is still hot or if you should wait until it’s cooled. When using glitter, I pull back the transfer sheet pretty immediately.
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