DIY: Onesies!

One of my oldest friends is pregnant, and as an honorary “aunt”, I had to make my little nephew something special. For those of you that don’t know me, you should probably know one thing about me: I am super crafty and love to make gifts for my friends and family. I had been racking my brain for weeks, but wasn’t sure what to make for him…until I came across my fellow-blogger, The Thinking Closet‘s post on making Freezer Paper Onesie’s with a Silhouette. Since I don’t have a Silhouette, I had to improvise a little. Below is a quick (and easy) tutorial:

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(Forgive me because the photo quality isn’t great, and I forgot to take a picture of the original onesies, but I purchased a pack of five at Target for under $10.)

Supplies:

  • Ruler
  • Fabric (I got 1/8 of a yard and chose three different kinds)
  • Pencil & Paper
  • Fabric pencil
  • Fusing
  • Iron
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pellon Fusible Webbing (I got a thin kind)

Steps:

1) Iron onesies and set aside. Then, iron your fabric.

2) Decide what shapes/designs you want. My friend has a nautical theme in her nursery so I went for things like whales and fish. Use Pinterest or Google to help spark creativity.

3) Draw your design onto the fabric (I used the fabric pencil at first but mine is white and it was too hard to see, so I went with a regular pencil). Then, iron the fabric on to the fusible webbing (read the instructions, but in my case, the wrong side of the fabric matched up against the rough side of the webbing).

4) Cut out your shape with fabric scissors.

5) Peel the backing off of the webbing and using a damp towel (put it between the iron and the fabric), iron it on to the onesie. You’ll have to hold the iron there 5-8 seconds.

Ta da…a cute little onesie! See? So easy! This was a fun, simple, and easy gift. My friend loved it and I had so much fun choosing the designs. Hope you like making them!

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