How To Make A Bleach Design Shirt For St. Patrick’s Day


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Here’s a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt … with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I think it’s a good idea to have a St. Patrick’s Day shirt around for these kind of occasions … my daughters sometimes have “Spirit Week” at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

How To Make A Bleach Design Shirt For St. Patrick’s Day

My husband and I do not go out to the bars (almost at all), but we like to round up our friends and celebrate this lighthearted, happy holiday.  I’m always on the look-out for cute t-shirts, too.

Honestly, though, all those shirts at the Salvation Army are so tacky and gross.  I mean, happy is one thing.  Sloppy is quite another.  Today, I’m going to make a bleach spray shirt—out of a shamrock silhouette.  Look below for the DIY, step-by-step sewing tutorial.  Ready to learn how to make a bleach design shirt? Luck o’ the Irish to you!

This t-shirt would make a nice kid-friendly craft, but please be careful as bleach … well, it bleaches.  Either wear old clothes or something protective (or even shorts).

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Step-By-Step Tutorial

how to make a bleach design shirt Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Start with a plain green shirt.  I got this one for half price day at Salvation Army.  Men’s plain t-shirts are a great bargain on half-price day … you can literally make hundreds of different types of refashions from them!

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Here’s the shamrock.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Trace the shamrock design.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Cut it out.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

So I’m testing this on one of the sleeves because I’m not too sure how much to spray.  Iron it on the sleeve.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Be sure to protect the floor or whatever surface you are spraying with some leftover newspapers! 🙂

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

How to make a bleach design shirt? Easy! Just spray! I used a 70% bleach to a 30% water solution, and I sprayed at a distance … about 6 sprays.

I’ll confess here that I did this shirt with another shirt and I sprayed too close and too much so it looked like a big splotch of nothing.  Bleach is powerful stuff.  Make sure you protect your clothes, too!!!

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

The next step is to let the bleach dry.  You don’t have to dry it completely, but it should be “dry enough.”  Other tutorials that I found say only two minutes, but I think it should be more like 10 to 20 minutes.  The longer, the better.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

This is what the opposite side looks like. Here you can tell the color difference.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel away. So satisfying. 🙂

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Okay, now it’s time to do it to the shirt.  Make another silhouette out of freezer paper and iron it on.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Whoops!  I got some bleach splatters on my shirt from a leaky spray bottle.  S’okay … gives my shirt some character.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

How to make a bleach design shirt? Easy! Just spray!Can you see the water droplets on the shamrock?

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

About two minutes after spraying, I “mopped” up the water on the shamrock.  So it could dry better.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Peel away.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Here we are pre-wash.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Wash it in cold water.  I’m not entirely convinced that this stops the bleaching process, but it does rinse out the bleach from your shirt for the laundry wash.

At this point, I washed my shirt in cold cycle in the washing machine.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

This is what it looks like after washed and dried.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Get a well-fitted shirt, and mark the arm-pit and the top.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Also, mark the side.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Mark straight across.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Now, cut.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Make some arm-holes.  I free-handed mine, but you can use your t-shirt as a guide.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

This is what it looked like.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Cut out the neckline.  This is not necessary if you are using a woman’s shirt, but it is if you are using a man’s shirt, because men’s shirt collars are ugly and are meant for sweat-catchers.

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Sew the SIDES only (not the arm-holes!).

Final:

Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

Here I am modeling my new shirt. 🙂

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Here's a tutorial on how to make a bleach design shirt ... with a cute shamrock design just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a good idea to have a St. Patrick's Day shirt around for these kind of occasions ... my daughters sometimes have "Spirit Week" at school, so this shirt is quite handy.

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11 thoughts on “How To Make A Bleach Design Shirt For St. Patrick’s Day”

    • Bleach scares me too because it has ruined more than one clothing for me lol. But, I managed not to get any on the clothes that I was wearing.

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  1. This is a really fun, cute and casual idea. Great idea on how to make it one of a kind. The skirt you picked out to go with it will make it feminine as well.

    Yes, I absolutely would wear this t-shirt for St Patrick’s Day, its a winner.
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