I made my girls Valentine outfits, so I told my son I would make him a St. Patrick’s Day shirt. He decided he wanted a Leprechaun. So I dug out a picture of a leprechaun and off we went to the fabric store. I let Mr. T pick out all of the colors for his Leprechaun. I loved all of his choices except the yellow fabric he picked for the face. But he talked me into it with this little conversation. Me- “okay, buddy what color do you want for his skin?” Mr. T looks around for a while and chooses yellow. Me- “Don’t you want something more skin color?” Mr. T “No, I like yellow.” Me- “Umm, your leprechaun might look a little weird and creepy.” Mr. T- “That’s ok mom, it’s not like leprechauns are real.” Me- “Right you are buddy, yellow it is.”
BUT I ALSO WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU SOMETHING I TRIED THAT WORKED SO AWESOME!!
I’m not an artist in any sense of the word, so I was really concerned with the Leprechauns face. I wasn’t sure how in the world I could get his face to look good. But as I was using the iron on bonding stuff (the no sew variety), I realized that if made the fabric really stiff and I wondered if I could put that through my printer,( I just got done putting contact paper through my printer with great results so I thought I would give it a try).
The verdict…IT WORKS AWESOME!! This is how I did it.
You’ll need a picture of a leprechaun
An assortment of fabric colors and HeatnBond ultrahold iron-on adhesive.
Follow the package directions for the first step, applying the heat n bond to your fabric.
Then cut our your face and place it face down on your copier. Then feed your material (with heat n bond on it) through your printer. Make sure that it prints the face on your material and not on the heat n bond.
Continue with the rest of the leprechaun. I didn’t put all of the pieces through the printer just the ones I wanted more detail on. Follow the package directions for applying all of the pieces to a shirt.
And there you have a creepy yellow faced leprechaun. But not that it matter because it’s not like Leprechauns are real…