Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt

Fall is almost here! The changing colors of leaves, the crisp air, and the constant smell of pumpkin clad food is just around the corner! I love it when my daughter has shirts for each season and holiday. It makes each time of the year a little more special. This year, I wanted to make her shirt for Fall, so I combined my love of the season, geometric prints, and all things vinyl to create the cutest little pumpkin shirt you’ve ever seen!

Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #fall #halloween #pumpkin #diy

I love it when home made items look like something that you would buy from a store. This is exactly how I feel about this shirt! It was SO easy to make too! To make your own, you need…

*Brown iron on vinyl

*Orange iron on vinyl

*Vinyl cutter

*Plain white tee shirt

houndstooth on silhouette studio

I used the Silhouette Studio software to create my design. First, I purchased a houndstooth print from the Silhouette store.

Pumpkin and houndstooth silhouette studio

Then, I found a silhouette image of a pumpkin and used the software to have it trace the image. I made it the size I needed it to be and put it on top of the houndstooth image.

Silhouette Studio Eraser tool

I used the eraser tool to erase all of the houndstooth parts that would go beyond the pumpkin image so that I wouldn’t waste vinyl and it would be easier to weed out.

houndstooth pumpkin silhouette studio

I also used the eraser tool to erase the stem off of the pumpkin. I then, cut the image out on the orange vinyl.

pumpkin stem

After that, I pulled up another image of the pumpkin and erased all of it except for the stem. I added another line to the bottom of it so it would cut out completely.

Houndstooth Pumpkin

I weeded the cut vinyl out and ironed it on the shirt! I was sure to put the stem on with the body so that it would all go together.

Houndstooth Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial

I really love the end result and I think the lucky owner of this new shirt does too!


  1. This shirt is TOO cute! I love the houndstooth pattern. I just pinned it! Stopping by from the Link Party Palooza. Have a great night!

  2. What a great idea! I would have never thought to make a pattern like this with iron on vinyl!

  3. SUPER cute!

  4. Really cute. I love the houndstooth choice! And on a side note – I just LOVE her curls.

  5. Too Cute! love houndstooth. ) great tutorial for making a pattern too. 🙂

  6. What a cutie! Holiday shirts are so fun to make!

  7. This is so cute and what a darling little model! Sharing!


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