DIY No Sew St. Patrick’s Day T-shirt (or Onesie)


I am by no means a “crafty” person, so if I could pull this St. Patrick’s Day shirt off, I am quite certain just about anyone can! 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)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • T-shirt or Onesie
  • Iron

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!


Good luck! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Alexa Bigwarfe
Alexa Bigwarfe is a mother to 3 wildlings who keep her on her toes. She is an advocate, activist, speaker, author & author coach, publisher, and podcaster. Her writing career began after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old and she turned to writing for healing. Since then, she has used her writing platform for advocacy and activism to support mothers, children, and marginalized voices. She began a nonprofit, Sunshine After the Storm, to provide support, care, healing retreats, and grief recovery to mothers in their most difficult time. She is the creator and co-host of the Lose the Cape podcast, which features moms working to make a difference in their children's lives and has co-authored and published four volumes under the Lose the Cape brand. Her primary business is Write|Publish|Sell, a company dedicated to shepherding authors through the massive process of writing and publishing their books like a pro. She owns her own publishing house, Kat Biggie Press, and a children's book publishing company, Purple Butterfly Press - both dedicated to bringing stories of hope, inspiration, encouragement, and girl-power to the world. Learn more at



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