Monday, October 5, 2009

Halloween Witch's Shoes Tee

All aboard our new John Deere. She has this thing with leaves - she's gotta pick 'em every time she's outside!

Today I made Serenity and her BFF, Cobee Lynn each a Witch's Shoes applique shirt.

They came out so cute!

Here's how I made them:

white shirt
4" (3/8") grosgrain orange polka-dot ribbon
lighter or fray check
Halloween fabric (small amounts - less than l/4 yard)
witch's shoe template (download here {3T} and here {4T})
pumpkin template (download here)
ribbon to make a bow of your choice (not pictured)
thread (not pictured)

After you've made the fabric appliques (video), arrange them on the shirt, and then iron down. Make sure you flip the witch's shoes template over before making the second shoe applique. The shoes are supposed to face outwards - like duck's feet!

Sew all around the applique about 1/4" from the edge. You can use a straight or zig-zag stitch. I used a straight stitch.

I added a cute little pumpkin on the back of the shirt using the pumpkin template from my Embroidered Felt Pumpkin Hair Clips. Before ironing the pumpkin to the shirt, make a little stem from the 4" 3/8 grosgrain orange polka-dot ribbon. To make it the way I did, just follow the pictures:

Then arrange the pumpkin and stem on the shirt, iron down, trim the ribbon and seal the end with a lighter or fray check. Sew all around the applique about 1/4" from the edge.

Make two bows. I can't make fancy bows, so mine are pretty basic and I didn't use a lot of ribbon. Fancy or basic - it's up to you. Remember to seal the ends with a lighter or fray check. Arrange them on the shirt.

Machine or hand stitch the bows in place.

All done! Here she is being silly and cheesing for the camera! Hand wash or machine wash on gentle in cold water using homemade laundry soap (okay, so that part is optional, but it's much better than store-bought!). Serenity is wearing her Felt Spider Hair Clip too, but it was raining and getting dark outside so I took her picture on the back porch. It's hard to see the clip and I had to lighten up this picture a lot!

POST-IT-NOTE: I have two different size appliques ( for a 3T and 4T shirt) available for download here and here, but you can easily re-size them for a smaller or larger shirt. Just use MS Powerpoint, MS Paint, or the free program Draw (it's similar and compatible to Powerpoint) by

POST-IT-NOTE 2: Serenity's leggings are from Target for about $6. The shirts were on sale a few months ago at Wal-Mart for $3. I used less than a 1/4 yard of Halloween material I bought last year on Ebay. In all, her outfit (and Cobee Lynn's since I made her one too) was about $10! Not bad, huh?!

Serenity is still wearing her cute shirt! Click the link below:
Fun Halloween Outfit

Have fun!

Design Dazzle


Polka Dot Moon said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Love, love, LOVE it! I think my Jillian needs one :)
Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

Emster said...

Thanks for the tutorial! My kiddo loves her new Halloween shirt.

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