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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!
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.
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!
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!
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. 🙂
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!
Little green octopus!
Little orange giraffe!
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!
You can find these baby animal onesies in my Etsy shop here!
If you’re looking for other great handmade baby shower gift ideas, check these out!
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