Today I’m making a friend a baby onesie. They’re not finding out the gender so I’m going to be making my “New to the Crew” onesie for them.
Things you’ll Need:
- Cutting machine – I use Silhouette Cameo 3
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – I use Siser brand but I also like Cricut
- Heat Press/Iron
- Weeding tool or tweezers
Step 1: create your design – I already have my design created and saved into my silhouette library but I’m going to make some slight changes to the font style.
Step 2: size your design according to your garment. I’m using a 0-3 month size onesie so I’ll make my design no larger than 5×5 inches.
Step 3: mirror your design. This is the most important step! If you don’t mirror your design it’ll be backwards when you go to press it onto your garment.
Step 4: send to cut. Change your cut settings based on your material and blade. I’m using black heat transfer vinyl so I’m going to use “heat transfer, smooth”, blade 3, force 8, speed 8. My blade is extremely dull which is why I changed my blade and force setting. I suggest doing a test cut before doing your entire design.
Step 5: weed your design. You’re going to remove all the excess vinyl material that you do not want on your design.
Step 6: place design on garment.
If Using a Heat Press: set temperate and time based on the vinyl brand you’re using. I’m using Siser so I set my Cricut EasyPress 2 to 305 degrees for 15 seconds. Add parchment paper on top of your design then apply your heat press.
If Using a Home Iron: set it to cotton without water. Apply the iron directly onto the design, constantly moving your iron. Irons don’t equally distribute heat so constantly moving the iron will help ensure all parts of your design are getting heat. Apply the iron in small circular motions for 15-30 seconds. Heat time varies depending on your iron. Carefully pull up the clear carrier sheet to make sure the design is adhered to the garment. If it’s not, just keep apply your iron in small circular. Options until nothing sticks to the clear carrier sheet.
Now admire your work!
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