27 December, 2011

Cute, Cheap Onesies

A while back, someone on Twitter asked me for a tutorial for the onesies I've made decorated using my Silhouette. I did this soon after, but kept forgetting to post it. =P Since I'm all busy with family, I thought this would be a great time to fill up the silence on my blog with a little tutorial!

First, it'd probably be a good idea to get all your materials together. =) These include:

  • Silhouette
  • Heat transfer material
  • Onesie
  • Iron
  • Cloth {a washcloth or scrap of fabric will do}
  • Scissors
  • Hook tool {especially if you have a tricky design}

The next thing you'll want to do is pick out your design. {duh}

Make sure you get it sized right and then you MUST flip {or mirror} the image. Right click on the image and click "flip horizontally." DO NOT forget to do this!! It's very important.

I set a bad example here, but to avoid wasting your heat transfer, you should move the image closer to the left. Then you want to "Send to Silhouette."

Then you want to make sure you have your settings correct, so click "Change Settings."

Change settings to Heat Transfer material:

Once you've done that, you're ready to "send to Silhouette" and "cut page." Provided you've loaded your choice of heat transfer first! Do this with the plastic side DOWN. {Side note, I am using what was in the heat transfer kit, so yours may or may not look different.}

Once it's been cut out, get your scissors and cut out the design. Then you're ready to peel off the excess material. This is also where you'll need your hook tool, if your design is intricate like mine.

Once you're done with that, admire the pretty work your Silhouette has graciously done for you. ;-)

Now you're ready to put the design on your onesie! Get out your onesie, iron and cloth. Along with your design, of course.

Place the design exactly where you want it to be, plastic side up.

Place the cloth on top of the design and iron for 45 - 60 seconds. {Sometimes mine even takes a bit longer. Just keep ironing until the design is completely stuck.}

Once you're done with that, peel the plastic off very gently, step back and admire your little creation.

Cuteness! If you've got all the materials, this is easy and quick to do. Good for baby shower, Christmas, or even birthday gifts. Or you can just make some for the little cutie in your life. You're welcome! =)


Jen said...

If you use parchment paper or freezer paper instead of a cloth, it makes the transfer go WAY faster!


Jen said...

Soooo cute!!!

Miranda said...

SO NEAT girly!!! Love it!

Heather said...

Cute!!! No I am wondering... what design is on the 2 other onesies hanging behind the butterfly one? I am sure they are going to be adorable too! If I knew how to post a picture to twitter from my phone I would show you the shirt I made my mom for Christmas. It is just words but I used rhinestones and heat transfer :)

Anonymous said...

I would love a Silhouette but I already have a Cricut for scrapbooking so I can't really justify it! I am in love with vinyl cut outs though!

Britni@Hubby Made Me said...

So cute!! I've wanted to try this but I've been scared to for some reason! You made it look easy though so I will be giving it a try soon!