Here at the May “the Fourth be with You” Party Blog, we have spent all weekend making food and decorations for this year’s Big Party. Before that, we spent 6 months posting ideas from previous parties. On our blog, you’ll find lots of inter-galacticly fun ways of celebrating the 4th. We have more foods and craft ideas than you can shake Lightsaber at at…. (that last one was a typo, really, but I thought it was appropriate so I am keeping it in)
Happy “May the Fourth be with You” Everyone!
We made T-shirts for the Party this year. And we are thrilled to share the patterns with you, if you want to make your own. First up is the Stormtrooper. (Downloads for all the other designs will be shared in subsequent posts. Note that the AT-AT was downloaded for individual use at iconfinder.com, and you can get the file here)
Update: Here are our Star Wars character stencil/Silhouette Cameo patterns from the picture above:
Party Yoda Pattern
Party C-3PO Pattern
Party Darth Maul Pattern
Party AT-AT Pattern
Party Stormtrooper Pattern
Party R2-D2 Pattern
Party BB-8 Pattern
We also have a Christmas versions of these patterns:
Christmas Yoda Pattern
Christmas C-3PO Pattern
Christmas Darth Maul Pattern
Christmas AT-AT Pattern
Christmas R2-D2 Pattern
Christmas Stormtrooper Pattern
Of course, as always, we ask you not to make and sell these. A, because Lucas Film owns the rights to all characters, and B, because we (and in case of the AT-AT, Jory Raphael) made the designs and it would be unfair for you to make money off them.
- Black T-shirt
- Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine (or X-acto Knife if you are doing it by hand)
- Silhouette Cameo Smooth Heat Transfer (White, Lime Green, Blue & Yellow)
- M4P Stormtrooper Tshirt pattern
- Thin Cotton Fabric (such as sheet or pillowcase)
- X-acto Knife
- Down-load the pattern below.
- Load pdf file on computer, and reverse the image.
- Cut out on Cameo. (There are lots and lots of great You Tube tutorials on how to use your Cameo to cut out vinyl, so I will not get into how to use the machine here.) OR print out on printer, place on vinyl and cut through both paper and vinyl layers by hand (NOT the clear plastic layer).
- Weed the vinyl sheet (get rid of all the unwanted little pieces), I find an X-acto knife is best for this.
- Close cut the shapes, so there is just a little bit of the sticky clear plastic around each piece.
- Lay them out (sticky side down) on the T-shirt, cover with cotton fabric, and iron for about a minute (on cotton setting, with no steam).
- Carefully peel the clear plastic off.
- Let cool for a while.