My kids didn’t have any Christmas shirts so I thought it would be fun to make some.   I started out with my son’s shirt first.   If you know Isaac you know he can be the sweetest, most tender-hearted child in the world.   Then there are times when he is a stinker!!! I decided to make him a naughty or nice shirt since he wavers between the two in any given period of 5 minutes….

naughty or nice shirt

Using my Silhouette machine I designed the layout of what I wanted on the shirt.   I used the scroll_0711 image from their online store.   Then I used the Santa Sleigh font from for the naughty and nice words.


Using red and white heat transfer material I mirrored the images and then cut out the scroll first, followed by the words.

I got him a plain green t-shirt from Target.


Then I got my iron and a press cloth out and started ironing on the cut designs.   I did the scroll list first and then the “naughty or nice.”




Then I cut out two 3/4” x 3/4” squares out of chalkboard fabric.   To keep them in place while I sewed I used some Scotch 77 spray adhesive because I did not want pin holes through the chalkboard fabric.



Then with my sewing machine I sewed the little pieces of chalkboard fabric in place.


Then using some Chalk Markers I put a checkmark next to the “appropriate box.”


When the mood strikes I can use a wet wipe to wipe off the check mark and change boxes.



naughty or nice shirt

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  1. That is really clever. I love the idea of the chalk so you can switch the naughty or nice.

  2. I think I'll take that idea and switch it for my son. His name is Zachary, but sometimes he goes by Zack and sometimes he goes by his nickname Cannonball. He has different moods and wants to be called different names at different times and loves having his nickname on things. I think I'll make a shirt with check offs for his 3 names for what he feels like being called 🙂 I wonder about doing the chalkboard fabric reverse applique, I like how that looks on tshirts.

  3. You got a winner idea there. maybe if more kids walked around with these shirts they might care how they act. Shoot…i think i could even use one of those. let me know when they're on the market. I like it, good work.

  4. So cute! Love that it is not fixed and you can change it whenever. Could there be a design for this that would be good any time of year? My kids could definitely use the reminder other times than the holidays!

  5. I LOVE it… On my list of things I'm going to do! I love this blog. Such creativity! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's so cute. Too bad my kids are now 19 and 22….will have to wait for grandkids. Hope I remember the idea as it better be a while!

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