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
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.
When it came time in the wedding planning process to order my invitation suite, I was immediately drawn to the calligraphy handwritten addressing on beautiful shiny gold envelopes. I was also immediately discouraged when I saw the price of these beautiful envelopes.
Of course I was determined to figure out a way to have this type of envelope as part of my invitation suite.
For this project I went to my local Goodwill and purchased the cheapest frame in the size and color that went with my wedding theme.
I then used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to create and cut out the design using gold Cricut vinyl. Measured the width of the glass frame to determine how large to cut out the design. Choose your favorite font and design, cut, weed, and place the design on your frame.
My father build a redwood stand to hold the frame and I had the florist add a nice floral wreath to add the finishing touches.
The one thing I absolutely loved is that it definitely set the tone for guests arriving to the wedding ceremony.
The downfall is that the glass made the wording a little challenging to see at a distance. Looking back, I wish I had either used a different color vinyl so it would’ve been easier to see at a distance or placed a plain paper in the frame so it wasn’t clear. But regardless I still love the welcome sign!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!