"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

If you're a fan of A Christmas Story, you'll love this free SVG to make your own "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" shirt to wear this holiday season!

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

A Christmas Story is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies that I grew up watching. There's so many classic lines, like my personal favorite: "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out"! To pay homage to this holiday favorite, I decided to make a shirt out of this famous line and share the free cut file so you can make one for yourself!


This month I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to create a collection of free Christmas-themed SVGs - 16 to be exact! Be sure to visit all of the links at the end of the post to get them all, and enter to win a Cricut EasyPress 2!

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As always, I only share things that I use myself and truly recommend!

To make your own "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas shirt, you'll need these supplies:

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

Upload the "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" cut file into Design Space and size the image to fit your shirt. When cutting your iron-on vinyl, make sure to mirror your image! If you don't, your design will be backwards when you put it on your shirt. To do this, click on each mat thumbnail in Design Space before cutting, and click the "Mirror" toggle to reverse the image. Place the vinyl face-down on the mat, load it into the machine and click the button to cut the vinyl.

*Here's a great tutorial on how to upload your own images into Cricut Design Space.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

"Weed" the excess vinyl by removing all of the parts that don't belong in the design. I usually peel away the outer edges starting at the corner and working my way around the design. Then I use weeding tools to remove the smaller pieces of the design, like the insides of letters and the cracks in the glasses.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

The new EasyPress 2 is the perfect tool to attach the vinyl design to the shirt. The EasyPress 2 comes in three different sizes to complete any project, big or small, and heats up to 400ยบ F in just 60 seconds. The raspberry color is pretty cute, too!

Plug in the EasyPress 2 and power it on. Each kind of HTV has a different heat and time setting, so be sure to check the recommended EasyPress settings before getting started. Adjust the heat and time setting to your shirt and vinyl specifications. Once the light turns green and the machine beeps, it's ready to use.

Once the EasyPress is up to temperature, place your shirt on the EasyPress Mat and preheat the area for 5-10 seconds. Lay the HTV down on center of the shirt, with the clear carrier sheet facing up. Set the EasyPress over the vinyl and press the green "C" button. Hold firmly in place while the timer counts down. Turn the shirt over and press the EasyPress firmly again for 15 seconds. Peel off the carrier sheet while the vinyl is still warm.

**PSST! Check out the giveaway for a 12"x10" EasyPress 2 at the end of this post!!**

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

If you use different vinyls like I did, it's important to protect the vinyl that's already been pressed. Place the other cuts of vinyl onto the shirt, and cover with the Cricut Iron-On Protective Sheet. Press the vinyl into place with the EasyPress 2 the same way and remove the carrier sheets while the vinyl is still warm.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas Shirt with Free Cut File

I can't wait to wear this shirt all season long while we bake cookies, watch Christmas movies, and decorate our home! You could also apply this design to signs, pillows, or anything you can imagine. 


Visit all of the links below to get these 16 FREE Christmas cut files to make your own holiday shirts, ornaments, signs, mugs, towels, and more!
  1. Elf (Movie) Quote from The Simply Crafted Life
  2. The Stars are Brightly Shining from Crafting in the Rain
  3. Baby's 1st Christmas from The Country Chic Cottage
  4. 3D Paper Ornament from 100 Directions
  5. You Serious Clark? from Everyday Party Magazine
  6. Cookies for Santa Plate from Happiness is Homemade
  7. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Shopping from Pattern Revolution
  8. Merry Christmas Y'all from Pineapple Paper Co.
  9. Baby, It’s Really Freaking Cold Outside from See Lindsay
  10. My Favorite Color is Christmas Lights from Hey Let's Make Stuff
  11. You'll Shoot Your Eye Out (A Christmas Story) from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
  12. Hallmark Movie Watching Shirt from That's What Che Said
  13. I'm A Christmas Songs Kinda Girl from Hello Creative Family
  14. Christmas Calories Don't Count from Happy Go Lucky
  15. Farm Fresh Christmas Tree Sign from Brooklyn Berry Designs
  16. Baking Spirits Bright from Kingston Crafts

7 comments

  1. I cannot find the link to the free file. I love the Christmas Story too and my Grandma called my dad Ralphie so it was a favorite of hers too. We watched it every year with Grandma. Thank you!

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  2. I'm loving these files, thanks so much for sharing them.

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  3. Hi! I am unable to download the "You'll Going to shoot your eye out" svg. Could you please advise on where to find it. Thank you!

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    1. Look for these instructions above:

      "To make your own "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Christmas shirt, you'll need these supplies:
      Blank T-Shirt
      Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 machine
      "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" Cut File (personal use only, contact me for commercial use)
      HTV/Iron-On Vinyl - black
      Glitter Iron-On Vinyl - red, green
      EasyPress 2
      EasyPress Mat
      Weeding Tools"

      Click on the "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" file and download it from Google drive.

      I hope it works for you.

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  4. I think that you and I are meant to be BFF's! I've been watching A Christmas Story every year since I was itty bitty. It's my family's tradition. This shirt is SO GREAT! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Where do you like to buy your blank t-shirts from? I love the baseball style!

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