Create a Harry Potter quidditch shirt using your cutting machine and Cricut Iron-On! Create one for your favorite house or make one for all four houses!
Harry Potter’s Birthday is coming up July 31st and I decided it would be fun to surprise my kids with DIY quidditch shirts! They love “playing” quidditch outside in the summer so these shirts will be perfect.
I searched Cricut Design space for a file I could use and found a bunch of great ones! Design Space has a good selection of Harry Potter files, including these fun Hogwarts Athletic Department files for each house.
I knew I wanted to make the shirt for Gryffindor house so I did a little research in my Harry Potter Page to Screen Book to find out what color shirt to buy. I really loved the uniforms from The Half-Blood Prince, designed by Jany Temime. The Gryffindor team had red jerseys with yellow numbers worn on top of a navy blue long sleeve shirt and pants. I found raglan tees at Kohl’s that reminded me of the uniforms and used yellow and navy Iron-On.
I wanted to add “Potter” to the back of the shirts and found an image in the book that showed the back of the quidditch uniforms. Potter appears with a 7 and a star underneath. I created something similar in Design Space to add to the back of the shirts.
Below is the tutorial for how I created my shirts using my Cricut Explore and the files from Cricut Design Space. I also show how I created the back of the shirts in Design Space with step-by-step pictures. I hope you enjoy! These are so fun and you can make one for every house!
DIY Quidditch Shirt
- Raglan tee in red and blue (I found mine at Kohls, Jumping Beans Essential Tee)
- Cricut cut file. I used Hogwarts Gryffindor Seeker #M13FC696D.
- Cutting machine – I used my Cricut Explore
- Cricut Everyday Iron On in Navy Blue
- Cricut Express Iron-On in Goldenrod
- Cricut Tools and Cricut Mat
- Cricut EasyPress or an iron (I used an iron)
Step One: Cut the images using a cutting machine. If you’d like to use the cut file I created in Design Space, check out my Quidditch Shirt File in Design Space. To edit the name on the back and number, download the free font “KG Blank Space Solid” prior to using the Design Space file.
For the back of the shirt, I created my own image in Design Space to look like the back of the quidditch jersey/cape Harry wears in The Half-Blood Prince. Start by writing the name of your player. I chose to write “POTTER” for my son’s shirt and “WEASLEY” for my daughter’s shirt. Ginny, usually a chaser, filled in as seeker in the last match of the year against Ravenclaw in The Half-Blood Prince. I thought it would be fun to make a shirt for Ginny.
I made the word “POTTER” measure 7″ wide and I used the font “KG Blank Space Solid” which is a (free for personal use) font by Kimberly Geswein.
Curve the last name slightly. I curved mine 21.5.
After curving the word, I made the width of the last name 7″ again.
Add a number “7” underneath. My seven measured 2.75″ wide.
Finally, add a star underneath using the Shapes tool on the left. I made my star 2.25″ wide.
Next, you will want to attach the three layers so they cut together. Highlight each layer, using the shift key. When all three layers are highlighted, select “Attach” on the bottom right.
They will now be attached and cut as one image. My final image measures 7″ wide and about 9.5″ tall.
It’s time to cut! Both files are ready for the front and back of the shirt. Cut them, remembering to mirror the images and set your material to Iron-On.
Step Two: Cut and weed the design.
Below are the weeded pieces layered together.
The back is also weeded and ready to be adhered to the shirt.
Step Three: Apply the Iron-On designs to the t-shirt! Use a ruler and find the center of the shirt and design to help guide the placement. I started with the navy lettering and then added the yellow Iron-On. I used a piece of cotton between my iron and the Iron-On.
I love how the front of the shirt turned out. The gold and navy really pop against the red shirt and the navy sleeves are a great nod to the actual uniforms, without trying to recreate them perfectly.
Next, apply the Iron-On design to the back of the shirt.
The shirt is done! I’m really excited to gift these to my kids…and kind of want one for myself!
I love creating Harry Potter-themed crafts! If you would like to take a look at some of my other favorites, check out my Harry Potter-inspired crafts page! Have a happy Harry Potter day! :)