Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween T-Shirts

In between the costume madness, I found some time to make some new Halloween applique t-shirts for my kids. I should tell you before you go all "jeez--is there anything that crazy woman isn't doing for Halloween??" that my son has been wearing the same Halloween shirt (courtesy of Target) for the last 3 years. Yep, 3 years. I will leave what an 8 year old in a size 5T t-shirt might look like to your imagination.

I was lucky enough to find a plain orange t-shirt for my daughter at Gymboree on the clearance rack and a bright green t-shirt in the clearance section at JoAnn Fabrics last week.

I wanted to do basic black silhouettes on the shirts, super easy and fast to put together. So, my daughter and I looked at some Halloween cat clip art and eventually agreed on one we both liked. For my son's shirt I used a pumpkin carving template that I saw on Pinterest a while back.

I traced the shapes onto Heat Bond, then ironed it onto black fabric.

I used a stretch velvet I had leftover from a costume for the kitty, 

and a plain black knit for the Frankenstien. Then I cut the shapes out, placed them onto the t-shirts and ironed them in place. Last, I stitched around the edges to make them extra secure.

Yeah, I don't know what's up with the head tilt.

Or where his other sock may have gone. But the shirts are cool!!

And this is them before the candy!!  EEEK!!!

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