Here are a lot of amazing SVG files for St Patrick’s day to keep you from getting pinched!
Are you like me and wake up the morning of St Patrick’s Day and look through your closet in search for a green piece of clothing, to no avail? Green is not a color I’m drawn to naturally. So in preparation for St Patrick’s Day, I bring you a fun St Patrick’s Day SVG file. It’s a “The Leprechaun Made Me Do It” file. St Patrick’s Day is the best day to blame everything on someone else, the Leprechaun! This would make a great shirt or tote bag. I’m also sharing some other St Patrick’s Day SVG files that are from my amazing blogging friends.
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Material needed to make “My Leprechaun Made Me Do It” shirt
Step 1. Download SVG File
Download the cut file by filling out the form below. After downloading the file, unzip the file and save it to a folder of your choosing. Open Design Space and start a new project. Upload the SVG file from your saved folder into design space. (If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can cut it out by hand using the PDF file).
Step 2. Prep file for cutting
After you have the file uploaded to your canvas in Design Space, resize it to the size you need. For a kids shirt, make the width 6 inches. Next, ungroup the file by selecting the group of layers and selecting the “ungroup” button above the layers panel.
Now, decide how you want to cut out your black. If you select “make it” right now, it will position all the black elements to use the least amount of vinyl, like in this picture. If you are confident in lining everything up yourself, do it this way.
If you need more help in lining everything up, you’ll want all the black elements to stay exactly where they are so they are in the same position as the file. Select all the black elements in the layers panel. You can select multiple elements by holding down the shift key as you select each layer. Then select “attach” at the bottom of the layers panel. Now when you select “make it”, the black elements stay in the same place on your mat, like the picture below.
Step 3. Mirror your image
After your file is ready to cut, select the “make it” button. Before cutting make sure you click on the “mirror” toggle when using heat transfer vinyl. Otherwise it will be backwards when you iron it on.
Step 4. Prepare your vinyl
Get your mat ready for cutting. Place your heat transfer vinyl with the carrier sheet face down. You want to do this because when you place the heat transfer vinyl face down onto your project, the carrier sheet will be on top and is the protective sheet while you are ironing. This is why you need to have the carrier sheet face down while cutting, so you are only cutting your vinyl and not the carrier sheet.
Step 5. Choose your settings and cut
Choose the material settings on your Cricut and make sure you have the right blade inserted. Then cut out your design.
Pro Tip: Do a test cut
I would highly recommend doing a test cut to make sure the blade is cutting all the way through your vinyl, and even more important, that it’s not cutting all the way through your carrier sheet. The last thing you want is to waste a ton of vinyl trying to figure out the right settings. To do this, I add a square shape to my canvas that is 1/4 inch. Then I hide all my other layers. Send this to your cutting machine with the same settings your going to use on the actual design and cut it out. You can cut out this little square over and over as you change your settings, until you find the right setting. This way, you’re not wasting a ton of vinyl on mistakes.
Step 6. Weed your vinyl
Weed out all the unneeded parts of the vinyl, so that all that’s left is the design itself.
Step 7. Iron on your design
Now that your design is cut out and weeded, you can iron it onto your shirt or tote bag following the ironing instructions for the heat transfer vinyl. Start with your green vinyl, then your black, and finally, your yellow. You need to iron each color separately. Also, pay attention to weather or not your vinyl is a cold peel or warm peel. Warm peel will be peeled off while it’s still warm. Cold peel will be peeled off after it’s cooled off. If you are in doubt, always wait until it has cooled off and then peel it. If at anytime, the design is coming off the shirt while you are peeling, replace the carrier sheet and re-iron. Repeat this process until you’re able to remove the carrier sheet completely.
Get my free SVG cut file here!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you make one of your own, please share it with me. You can also find some other St Patricks Day SVG files below from my blogging friends. Click on the links below to be taken to their tutorial page.
- Buffalo Plaid Shamrock by Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Let the Shenanigans Begin by Pineapple Paper Co.
- I’m Not Irish, I Just Love Beer by We Can Make That
- Lucky Mama by That’s What Che Said
- Happy Go Lucky by The Girl Creative
- Rainbow Magic by Liz on Call
- Can’t Pinch This by Life Sew Savory
- Shamrock Cluster by Everyday Party Magazine
- Lucky Clover Monogram by Happy Go Lucky
- When Do The Shenanigans Begin by Kelly Leigh Creates
- Wee Lil Hooligan by Artsy-Fartsy Mama
- Retro “Lucky” Graphic Tee by unOriginal Mom
- May the Luck Be With You by A Home to Grow Old In
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