Great news, Disney released Onward early, it’s now available on digital. Plus Onward will also be streaming on Disney Plus starting on April 3rd. I knew everyone would love Ian and Barley Lightfoot, and would want their own Onward shirt, so I had already started this project a few weeks ago. Today, I’m finally sharing how to make your own Onward shirt using iron-on vinyl!
DIY Onward Shirt
The boys and I screened Onward during the Disney Creators conference in February and we loved it. I couldn’t wait to go watch it in the movie theater again. Unfortunately, the movie theaters closed for social distancing purposes before we were able to watch it again. Thankfully, Disney came through for everyone and moved up the Onward home release so we can now watch is safely from home!
Barley Lightfoot wears an epic “Q” t-shirt under his jean jack in the movie. The black t-shirt has a whimsical style “Q” in gold and silver. I assume the “Q” stands for Quest, since going on a Quest is a big deal for Barley.
Pixar Onward Shirt Supplies
I love making projects using supplies I already have on hand, and this DIY Onward shirt was no exception. I already had a black t-shirt, plus iron-on vinyl ready to go. It might be fun to make this shirt with different colors though; either your favorite colors or simply utilizing supplies you might already have at home. In fact my ‘gold’ vinyl is actually a tan vinyl I already had, it really looks like a faded gold to me, so I knew it would work well.
How to Make an Onward T-shirt
Are you ready to make your Onward t-shirt? The first thing you need to do is download the Onward “Q” SVG file. Then upload it into your Cricut Design Space software. You can adjust the colors of the vinyl and size of the “Q” depending upon your t-shirt size or project. I think the “Q” would be fun on a hat too! We adjusted the design to roughly 7.5″ X 7.5″ for the XL youth t-shirt that Quinn is wearing.
Pixar Onward Shirt
When you go to cut your vinyl with your Cricut machine, I recommend you attach the design together, so that it’s easier when ironing the vinyl on your t-shirt. If you don’t know how to do that, I recommend checking out this short YouTube tutorial from Cricut. Once both pieces of vinyl are cut, simply iron it on using the appropriate heat settings and you are done!
More Onward Projects
Are you looking for more fun Onward projects? Never fear, I have a few more ideas up my sleeve and will link them below as they are published!
This post was originally published March 23, 2020.