Fall might be my very favorite season. I love Halloween and looking forward to the winter holidays, I love the cooler temperatures, and how there are so many fall things to do. There’s also two fall birthdays in our family which is lots of fun. I didn’t love Fall until after I finished school and realized how great Fall actually is when you don’t worry about school and homework. It’s so fun to get my kids excited about Fall and Halloween, so this year I decided to make my whole family Halloween shirts. It seems a little silly to make shirts that my kids will only wear for one month, but they are so excited about it, and since I did iron-on vinyl it was so easy to personalize. I am sharing a free cut file today, and I just added four Halloween cut files to my shop!
The cut file that’s free is this cursive “BOO”. It’s super fun and can be made at any size. I made mine big to fit on a tee I made for myself. I made a Hey June Lane Raglan* using white cotton lycra* and ghost Halloween cotton lycra (designed by Emily of Enjoyful Makes for Raspberry Creek Fabrics). I am very happy with the Lane Raglan, it’s a favorite of a lot of other people so now it’s my turn to try. The first one I made came out really large but I’m wondering if my fabric stretched out as I used it. I just took the side seams in a little bit, and now it fits great! Then I cut and ironed on this metallic “BOO”. I used silver metallic iron on*. Get the FREE cut file at the bottom of the post!
For my daughter I made a Mini Briar sweatshirt out of (similar) purple sweatshirt fleece which has almost no stretch. Luckily, it works for this swingy style. I made a size 2/3, and I cut two inches off the bottom and added a bottom band. I used (similar) purple ribbing* for all the edges. I also did ghost fabric for the sleeves to make it more fun and to add a stretchy fabric to the arms. I used the ghost “fabBOOlous” cut file out of purple metallic iron on. She LOVES her ghost shirt!
For my baby daughter I made another Mini Briar which is still a little too big for her, but I think it works well as a tunic. I used a lightweight gray bamboo rayon spandex* remnant for it. I added shirring at the sleeve hems, across the shirt hem, and across the back to give it a little more shape. The neckline is still a little too open, but it is a size 2/3 and she’s only 18 mos. I’m considering adding shirring somewhere on the neckline to bring it it. Then I ironed on the BOOtiful witch cut file.
For my son I made a long sleeve sweatshirt. I used the Alex and Anna Pajama* top in a size 6 which is about half a size up then what he could wear. I used the ghost fabric for the sleeves for stretch since the (similar) gray sweatshirt fabric* for the body has almost no stretch too. I finished the neckline and sleeve hems with (similar) gray ribbing*. I used the bat “boo yah” cut file for him. He loves having a funny and scary shirt to wear this month!
For my husband I came up with this funny one – all in a day’s lurk. I think it works great for boys and men, and the dancing skeletons make me laugh! I actually didn’t make this tee for him. I ran out of time and didn’t have the right fabric for him, so I bought him an inexpensive long sleeve tee to iron on.