Do-It-Yourself | Personalized Name Onesie

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Here’s a tutorial on how I created this adorable onesie for my niece.

Created using Silhouette Studio and my Silhouette Cameo 3.

Items Needed:

  • Silhouette Cutting Machine
  • Cricut Everyday Iron-On Vinyl | Gold Glitter
  • Weeding tools or tweezers
  • Baby Onesie
  • Cricut EasyPress2 or Iron

Step-By-Step Instructions:

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

Do-It-Yourself | Hello My Name Is Onesie

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Here is a step-by-step DIY baby onesie inspired by a Hello My Name Is sticker/tag

Step 1: Create a rectangle. I chose to use rounded edges. It doesn’t matter how large because you can always resize at a later time.

Step 2: Fill this rectangle in with a solid color. I chose the color black.

Step 3: Create a second rectangle that’ll go inside of the first rectangle.

Step 4: Select both rectangles and “create compound path”. This will create one design piece.

Step 5: Choose the text tool and type “Hello, My Name Is:” in the font of your choosing. I chose American Typewriter. Align and resize at the top of the rectangle.

Step 6: Click on both the rectangle and the text font and “create compound path” to make it one design piece.

Step 7: Type out the name you would like to use. Resize the font and align to the center of the design you’ve created thus far. Fill in the color (I chose black). This helps with visualizing what vinyl you’ll be weeding out once the design is cut.

Step 8: Create another thin rectangle and fill that color in. Align and size according to your liking.

Step 9: Group the entire design together.

Step 10: Resize the design according to the material size you’ll be ironing this onto. Because I’ll be putting it on a baby onesie, I made this design approximately 3.5″x 5″

Step 11: Mirror your design horizontally. This step is necessary so you’re design isn’t backwards when you go to iron on he design.

Step 12: Select your cut settings. I chose “Heat Transfer, Smooth”. Place your iron-on vinyl on your cutting mat, shiny side down, load the mat into your cutting machine and send your design to cut!

Once the cutting process is complete, weed the design and iron on the design onto your material using a regular household iron or a Cricut EasyPress 2. I highly recommend the Easypress 2! It makes your design go on evenly and takes 30 seconds to iron on.

And you’re done! Simple, easy, DIY baby onesie! Perfect for a baby name or birth announcement!

For those who wish to purchase this onesie, feel free to check out my website, Mariesah Mina Design or shop my Instagram @mariesahminadesign

*Photo slideshow is in order from steps 1-12 for visual representation of the written step-by-step tutorial

Do-It-Yourself | Personalized Newborn Pants

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Here’s another diy project created using my Silhouette Cameo 3 but this time I used newborn pants instead of a onsie. Not sure how I feel about them but once my little one is in them I’m sure they’ll be adorable.

I chose my favorite cursive font and used the simple text, “Baby Caleb” and “Caleb”.

In the design studio for Silhouette, I then sized them according to the size of the pants (in this case newborn size). “Baby Caleb” was approximately 2 inches wide and 5.5 inches long. “Caleb” was 2 inches wide and 4 inches long (I’ll have to double check the exact sizing. These are approximations).

Once you have the sizing you like, flip your design so it’s mirrored or backwards and then you’re finished creating the design.

For the cut settings I used “Heat Transfer: Smooth” and changed it to number 3 instead of the original setting because my blade is dull. Normally I would keep it on the preset setting.

Then send your design to cut and watch the magic happen!

Weed your design, place your design on your clothing of choice and iron. I am still using a regular iron which I feel doesn’t give the smoothest application and takes a bit longer to actually adhere to the clothing. I want to invest in the Cricut Easy Press 2 but haven’t gotten around to making the purchase.

If anyone has a review on the Cricut Easy press please let me know!

Happy crafting!

Also, please don’t mind the stained navy pant, these are hand me downs from my first son. I’ve never used vinyl on infant pants so these were also kind of a trial run that seemed very successful.

Update | Do-It-Yourself | Baby Girl Onesie

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Remember that baby girl onesie “Bows and Big Brows” that I made for my niece? If not, check out my post here for a step-by-step guide on how to create this onesie yourself with a cutting machine.

Well my niece arrived about a month ago and look who finally fits into it! Isn’t she precious?!

This is the first onesie I’ve made with a baby actually wearing it. It definitely looks more adorable when there’s an adorable baby wearing it!

Do-It-Yourself | “New to the Crew” Baby Onesie

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Here’s another diy for your shelter-in-place entertainment.

Again, using my Silhouette Cameo 3, I designed this using my favorite script font and some random “free design” accents that I downloaded for commercial use on the Silhouette Store. I placed them randomly to frame my design.

I sent my design to my cutting machine on “Heat Transfer: Smooth and changed it to setting 3 instead of 2 because my blade is getting dull.

Weed and place on a onesie and iron on! I still use a regular iron which is why I feel like my application isn’t the smoothest. I want to invest in the Cricut Easy Press 2 but that’ll have to wait. For now an iron will do.

I love that this can be personalized with baby’s last name to make it more personable.

Enjoy!

P.S. I swear that isn’t a Nike check. It was part of the free design on the Silhouette design store.

If you love this design but not up to making it yourself, you can head over to B&C Company and purchase a onesie for the little one in your life.

Do-It-Yourself | Baby Boy Onesie

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With shelter in place put in effect, I’m trying to keep busy (and sane) and decided to make a baby boy onesie for my new arrival coming June 2020.

I had a minor messed up with the peeling process after ironing on the design but since it’s for my own child I don’t mind the mess up. If it were a gift I would’ve made another one.

“Hi I’m Caleb” for our new little boy was made using the following:

1. Silhouette Cameo 3

2. Cricut Iron-on vinyl in black

3. Iron

Carter’s baby onesie in white

Just choose your favorite font and center the design so it’s even.

Flip your design so it’s reverse. This is for the cutting machine. Don’t forget to do this or it won’t iron on properly to the material.

Cut the design and iron on! That’s it! Super easy 5-10 minute craft and a personalized baby onesie for your little one.

Side Note: there was a minor issue with the “A” in Caleb because I tried peeling the clear plastic off of the vinyl when it was too hot. So please make sure to let it cool before trying to peel.

If you love this design but not up to making it yourself, you can head over to Mariesah Mina Design and purchase a onesie for the little one in your life. You can also shop my Instagram @mariesahminadesign

Stay healthy and safe during this time of coronavirus, COVID-19!

Do-It-Yourself | Newborn Photoshoot

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When I was pregnant with my first son I started researching newborn photographers in my local area and it was decided very early on that we would not be getting professional photos taken simply due to the cost. It wasn’t an expense that my husband and I were willing to pay. So I decided to do my own. When my son was 10 days old, in the morning I made some props with his boppy and a few blankets my mom had crocheted and took a gazillion photos. Here are some of the results:

Though they are not nearly as cute as a professional with all the extra props and wraps but I was able to get a few photos that I was happy to print and put in his nursery.

For those who don’t want to spend a mini fortune on professional photos, all you need is a few simple items:

  1. Boppy or baby lounger
  2. Different colored textured blankets
  3. Camera – I used my Sony mirrorless camera but I’m sure a phone camera like an iphone will do
  4. Natural sunlight!

If you can spare the expense, I’m sure getting newborn photos taken is a fun experience but for those who either don’t want to spend the money or for those who just want to take photos of your newborn baby, I had a lot of fun interacting with my newborn during our photoshoot so this is a good experience to bond with that precious newborn of yours.

Do-It-Yourself | Baby Girl Onsie

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My sister is expecting baby #3 and she recently found out the gender. After having two boys she was convinced that she was having another boy. She felt like she was “born to be a boy mom” and “the universe wants her to have boys”. Well we’re so happy to find out that she’s having a girl!

So naturally, I started thinking of all the cute Silhouette Cameo projects I could make for this little princess. Typically I don’t feel like I’m super creative to come up with my own designs when it comes to adding cute characters or symbols (I’m only creative with fonts/words) but I felt like this design was worth sharing.

First, I’m using my Silhouette Studio to create this design and my Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut out my finished work.

Step-By-Step

  1. Create your design. Since this little girl is going to have two big brothers I wanted to do something incorporating bows and brothers, so I decided on “Bows and Big Bros” using font Astereiska.
    NOTE: this font is extremely thin which will make weeding the vinyl very difficult. To make the font thicker I create a slight offset (0.03). Once you’ve applied the offset, click and drag out the original font and now you have a thicker version of your original font.
  2. Format the words in a way that pleases you.
  3. Now that the Bows and Big Bros was been created it’s time to girly it up. I decided to put a bow and some stars/shapes. Because it’s too hard to explain in writing, I found this awesome video on youtube by The Rhinestone World that illustrates how to layer two different colored vinyls without the vinyls overlapping. Follow this method to layer a bow of your choice over the letter B.
  4. Then take some stars and varying shapes and place them around your design until you’re happy with the design.
  5. Once you’re design is complete, flip the design so it looks backwards.
  6. Send to cut and let your machine do the work. Once complete, weed the excess vinyl, place design on your onsie and iron. Than your work is complete!

I can’t wait to see my sweet little niece in this onsie!

Do-It-Yourself Personalized Baby Onesies

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So ever since having my little one I’ve been completely obsessed with making personalized baby onesies. Making munchkin sizes are so much easier because you can actually complete the project in a timely matter. For example, I completed the below baby onesies for our dear friends baby shower in less than 30 minutes.

To create your own baby onesie you’ll need the following:
1. A cutting machine: I use the Silhouette Cameo!
2. Iron on vinyl: I use the Cricut Iron-on Vinyl and I purchase it from either Michael’s or Joann’s.
3. Baby attire: For this particular project I went to Target and purchased the Just One You by Carters Baby Boy 3pk

I then created the design in Silhouette Studio. Since the couple hasn’t announced the baby name, I chose Baby Flor, the last name. Once you’ve created the design you’re going to flip the design so when we iron on the design it’ll be facing the correct way.

For my cut settings I used Vinyl, Glossy and Speed 3 because my blade is very dull and I need to replace it.

Once the design is cut, weed all the excess vinyl (the parts you don’t want to iron on). You should get something like this:

Then take your iron and put it on cotton no steam setting, iron on the vinyl for approximately 30 seconds with medium pressure. I apply the iron in circular motions so that I’m not melting the material. Honestly, I’m not sure if that’s even possible but I feel like it could so I’m constantly moving the iron.

And tada! You’ve created a custom made, personalized baby onesie!

If you love this design but not up to making it yourself, you can head over to Mariesah Mina Design and purchase a onesie for the little one in your life. You can also shop my Instagram @mariesahminadesign