Want to make a Halloween T-shirt? Grab this free, I’m Just Here For The Candy SVG and PDF file to make your own Halloween t-shirt, printable or Trick or Treat bag!
How is it we only have 3 weeks till Halloween???
When school starts, it always feels like Halloween is so far away. Maybe it’s my fault? My oldest is in 7th grade and I should probably know the routine by now. The first few weeks of school fly by and before you know it, the kids need a costume for Halloween. ASAP!
Case in point, my son had a middle school dance last night. I’ve known about this dance for a week or so now, but never once was there a single mention of costume attire. Then amazingly, at 4:30, (dance starts at 5:30, mind you) my son asks for a costume! HA HA HA HA!
Sorry, NO COSTUME FOR YOU!
I’ve always loved holiday-themed t-shirts, jammies and outfits for the kids. I wanted to make my missy something she could wear to school for the Halloween season. I picked up a few cute Halloween printed fabrics off Etsy and I still plan to make a little dress with this pattern, but since my new circle top pattern was still sitting out on my cutting table, I opted to make a Halloween T-shirt for her to wear first.
It’s still so hot, we are mostly in shorts and tees. I say mostly because the other day my missy insisted on wearing a long sleeve denim shirt dress and leggings to school. There was no talking her out of it and when she came home, the poor thing was covered in a heat rash that took a couple of days to go away. (She’s got super sensitive skin)
I was sorting through my fabric stash and thought this black and grey striped fabric seemed halloween-ish, but the top needed something to dress it up. I hopped onto photoshop elements and used various fonts (I collect those too, lol) to create this little “I’m Just Here For the Candy” image.
I used my silhouette and heat transfer vinyl (for the first time) and just ironed it on. Pretty darn easy! I was in a rush and only grabbed white vinyl as this was one of the few available for same day delivery (speed of delivery probably depends on where you live.) I love the final result and the project was so easy, I’ll probably start collecting a few different colors and types of heat transfer vinyls, lol.
Have you been thinking about a cutting machine? There are some really great starter bundles listed on Amazon right now.
I’ve included a PDF and SVG version of this image for you to use. I think it would be darling on a trick or treat bag. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can use an Exacto knife and cut out the letters for a stencil. (I’ve made a few stencils painted t-shirts by hand for my son, here, here and here.)
If you do make a transfer out of it, don’t forget to reverse the image!
Download Files here:
Even more fabric stenciling ideas:
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The only other change I made to the top was to omit the binding strip and just fold the neckline fabric over half an inch and hem. This method is definitely quicker than attaching the binding, but the next time I do this, I think I’ll add half an inch to the neckline as this one turned out pretty wide. (It’s still cute though, and its possible the stretchiness of the fabric contributed to the wideness of the neckline.)
Now it’s time to focus on Halloween costumes! I’m hoping to knock this one out today…
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.