DIY Fuzzy Baby Animal Onesies

The full tutorial for making these adorable onesies is below, but if don’t want to make them yourself, I’ll make them for you! You can find these baby animal onesies in my Etsy shop here!

I love the idea of handmade gift for baby showers; baby stuff is super cute and easy to make, and the new mom will have an adorable handmade keepsake as well! If you need a great baby shower gift idea, check out these adorable fuzzy baby animal onesies! They take about five minutes each to make, and they’re too cute, so they make a great gift for any new mom!

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies

Cute, right?! It’s a little hard to tell from the picture, but all of those baby animals are made of a flocked material, so not only are they adorable, but they’re fuzzy too!

I used my Silhouette Cameo for these things and it made it really quick and easy, but if you don’t have a cutting machine you can still make these baby onesies by hand! (Seriously though, consider getting a cutting machine if you don’t have one! Check out all the awesome Cameo projects I’ve been able to do since I bought mine!)

DIY Heat Transfer Graphic Baby Onesies

You only need a few things to make these cuties yourself:

  • heat transfer vinyl
  • baby animal graphics
  • Silhouette cutting machine (or scissors or an Xacto knife if you’re doing it by hand)
  • baby onesies
  • iron and ironing board
  • a hand towel

Last time the Silhouette store had a huge sale I bought four rolls of flocked heat transfer vinyl, so that’s what I used for this project.

DIY Baby Animal Graphic Heat Transfer Onesies

I started by designing a few adorable baby animal graphics in the Silhouette Studio software. If you like the ones I used, you can download the cutting file for free by clicking the link below, or if you’re doing this project by hand, I’ve included a PDF version as well:

If this is your first time using heat transfer vinyl, check out my full tutorial on how to use heat transfer vinyl. Heat transfer vinyl is a tiny bit tricky if you’ve never used it before, so the tutorial has specific instructions with pictures, and a bunch of tips and tricks for getting a perfect heat transfer project!

I’m not going to get into all the details again in this post, but when you cut heat transfer vinyl with your Cameo, you don’t need to use a cutting mat. Just load it right in! And remember, you need to cut a mirror image of how you want your finished project to look, so don’t forget to flip the text or graphic before you cut!

DIY Baby Animal Graphic Heat Transfer Onesies

Once your design is cut, peel away the extra heat transfer vinyl, leaving the design you want transferred to the onesie on the plastic backing.

Position the design plastic side up on your onesie, lay a hand towel over the plastic to protect it from your iron, and press down with a hot iron for 45-60 seconds. Don’t move the iron side to side, just press! After about a minute lift up the iron and gently peel away the plastic backing. Your heat transfer vinyl should now be stuck to the onesie!

DIY Baby Animal Graphic Heat Transfer Onesies

And you’re done! Definitely quick, definitely easy, and definitely adorable!!! Plus I think that anything on a onesie that is flocked and fuzzy earns extra cute points. 🙂

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies - Pink elephant

Little pink elephant!

I couldn’t stop at just one, plus I had four colors of flocked heat transfer material, so check out the others I made!

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies - Green octopus

Little green octopus!

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies - Orange giraffe

Little orange giraffe!

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies - Blue bird

Little blue bird!

They all turned out so cute! I need more of my friends to have babies so I can make more of these things!

Virtual Baby Shower: DIY Baby Animal Graphic Onesies

You can find these baby animal onesies in my Etsy shop here!

Fuzzy Baby Animal Onesies Etsy Listing

If you’re looking for other great handmade baby shower gift ideas, check these out!


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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Angie @ CCC says

    11 years ago

    I love these! 🙂 Thanks for a great day yesterday! What fun!

  2. Heather says

    11 years ago

    Adorable!! I love the little octopus! Such a great gift idea Jessi!

  3. Courtenay says

    11 years ago

    Adorable! And so stylish too, might I add. 🙂 Thank you thank you thank you so much for helping put together this virtual shower for us! Your talent is just amazing! I hope I can find some time to make some of these before the baby comes along!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      11 years ago

      You’re so welcome! And they’re real quick and easy, but I know you’ll probably be busy with more fun stuff like nursery decorating! 🙂 Happy baby shower!

  4. Gwen says

    11 years ago

    These little onsies are so super cute! That silhouette is super awesome, yo!!!

  5. jenny@birdsandsoap says

    11 years ago

    Awww! Jessi, these little animals are so sweet! I have wanted a Silhouette FOR-E-VER! What a fun project to do at home.

    Thank You so much for the baby shower surprise! This is great checking out each of your sites today. I feel so blessed- I have the BEST blogging friends!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      11 years ago

      I’m seriously in love with my Cameo (JM’s a little jealous :-p) and it’s perfect for stuff like this! I’m so glad you liked the shower, happy baby shower!

  6. Jacque says

    11 years ago

    This is awesome! I saw these the other day in a round up and fell in love with them! I searched for a tutorial and had NO clue why you didn’t have one up yet! Oh my gosh thank you thank you thank you for helping host this shower! You ladies are unbelievable and I am beyond blessed to call you all friends! Thank you!!!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      11 years ago

      Hehe, it was a sneak peek but I was saving it for today! Happy Baby Shower!

  7. Laura Beth says

    11 years ago

    Okay, so these are so adorable!! I might just have to hop on over and order some heat transfer for myself :o) Thanks so much for hosting this AWESOME online shower. It’s absolutely perfect & I am so grateful to yall for celebrating our little ones.

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