Here’s a tutorial on how I created this adorable onesie for my niece.
Created using Silhouette Studio and my Silhouette Cameo 3.
- Silhouette Cutting Machine
- Cricut Everyday Iron-On Vinyl | Gold Glitter
- Weeding tools or tweezers
- Baby Onesie
- Cricut EasyPress2 or Iron
Step 1: Start by typing the name you want to use and choosing your favorite font. I used Brooke Smith Script font.
Step 2: Modify your font and weld the letters so they’re not overlapping. Then group the design so it’s in one piece.
Step 3: Create Offset – since the font is so thin we’re going to start by making the font thicker by creating an offset. Choose the offset setting in Silhouette Studio and create a offset of 0.06. Once again, group the design so it’s in one piece.
Step 4: Mirror your design horizontally so it’s backwards. For heat transfer this is an important step or else your design will be backwards when it comes to ironing the design onto your material.
Step 5: Size the design according to your material size. For this particular case I am creating this design for a newborn baby onesie so I made the size no longer than 5″ in height and 5″ in width. My design was approximately 5″x 4″.
Step 6: Send your design to cut! It’s that simple. I use Heat Transfer, Glitter as my cut setting since I used glitter vinyl but if you’re using regular Everyday Iron-On Vinyl than I would use Heat Transfer, Smooth cut setting. Place your vinyl on the cutting mat shiny side down (glitter side down) and load into your machine. Now watch the magic happen!
Step 7: Weed and iron on your design to your baby onesie and ta-da!
Tip: If you want to have a better visual of what this design will look like when it comes time to weeding it, before you send the design to the cutting machine, ungroup the design and change the fill color of the inside font (the original font). This way you’ll see what you’ll be weeding out once the design is cut (you’ll be weeding the area between the red and the blue color). This is just for visual purposes and is not necessary to do. It has no impact on the actual cutting of your design.
And that’s it! An easy 6 step process to creating a personalized baby onesie!
Checkout my Instagram page for a time lapse video of this process, @mariesahminadesign