I know, I know! I promised to have all the May the Fourth be with You Party shirt downloadable patterns to you in plenty of time for the big day, so I better get going… Here is R2-D2, who despite some stiff competition this year, is still holding the top spot for our favorite droid ever.
Quick note, for you guys who haven’t heard, Professor Tony Dyson who built the R2-D2s for the Star Wars series passed away last week. It must have been such an amazing project to work on. If you click on the BBC link above, you can read more about his legacy. Our prayers are with his loved ones!
As always, we ask you not to make and sell these. A, because LucasFilm Ltd. and Disney owns the rights to all characters, and B, because we made the designs and it would be unfair for you to make money off them. We also we want to remind you that we should get credit when the patterns are used. So, if you show your work using our designs anywhere (online as well), put a “Pattern © Anette Nam Design” and link to “Maythefourthbewithyouparty.com” somewhere close by. THANK YOU!
Lastly here are links to all our Star Wars character stencil/Silhouette Cameo free downloadable patterns:
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
- 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, Dark & Pink)
- R2-D2 May the Fourth be with You Party Tshirt Pattern (Download pdf here)
- Thin Cotton Fabric (such as sheet or pillowcase)
- X-acto Knife
- Down-load the pattern below.
- Load and convert the 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.