Simple DIY “Born In The USA” Baby Onesie

Make your own “Born In The USA” shirt or baby clothes with this cute SVG file; grab it here!


I absolutely love this red, white, and blue baby onesie I made for AJ a while ago: it’s really cute and so easy to make! Grab the “Born In The USA” SVG file here, then just cut out the graphics with your Cricut or Silhouette and iron it on to a plain t-shirt or baby onesie. They make great gifts for friends and family!

born in the usa baby onesie with cricut easypress and rolls of vinyl

If you like this onesie, check out some of the other adorable baby onesie tutorials on this site!

DIY Born In The USA Baby Onesie

  • 10 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
  • 10 minutes (time spent waiting around)
  • 20 minutes (total project time)

Equipment

Materials

Instructions

To get started, grab the Born In The USA SVG file below.

If you want a refresher on using heat transfer vinyl, here is a super detailed, step by step tutorial on how to use heat transfer vinyl.

NOTE: You can also purchase these onesies in my shop if you don’t want to make them yourself!

Start by uploading the Born In The USA SVG file to Cricut Design Space. Click the Upload button in the menu on the left, then drag and drop or browse your computer to find the downloaded file.

upload screen to upload born in the usa svg file

Give the image a name and some tags if you’d like, then click the green Save button.

born in the usa svg file upload screen

Select all the layers in a single color and then click the Attach button at the bottom right. Repeat for all four colors.

attaching color groups in cricut design space

Now it’s time to cut it out! Click the green Make It button at the top of the page. On the preview mats screen, select each mat thumbnail and toggle the Mirror switch on, then click the green Continue button.

On the Make screen, select Glitter Iron-On as the material.

material selection screen in cricut design space

Place the heat transfer vinyl onto the Cricut cutting mat with the shiny plastic side down.

place heat transfer vinyl on the cricut cutting mat with the clear plastic backing side down

Follow the on-screen instructions to load the correct blade, then load the mat into the machine. Press the Go button to begin the cut.

When the cut is finished, unload the mat from the machine and carefully remove the heat transfer vinyl from the mat. Weed away the background vinyl, leaving the graphic on the clear plastic backing.

weeding away background heat transfer vinyl before pressing

Preheat your EasyPress according to the Cricut heat guide. Then position the heat transfer vinyl on your blank onesie with the shiny plastic side up.

heat transfer vinyl positioned on a white onesie before pressing

Once the EasyPress is pre-heated, press the onesie for thirty seconds (or whatever the recommended time is in the Cricut heat guide), then flip the shirt over and press again from the back.

cricut easypress pressing heat transfer vinyl on a cotton onesie

Carefully peel away the plastic backing.

Repeat the pressing process for each additional color in the design, making sure the colors on your onesie line up correctly. Once you peel the plastic backing off the final color, you’re done!

born in the usa baby onesie with cricut easypress and red, white, and blue glitter heat transfer vinyl

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born in the usa baby onesie with cricut easypress and red, white, and blue glitter heat transfer vinyl

Simple DIY “Born In The USA” Baby Onesie

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Make these cute, simple "Born In The USA" baby clothes for 4th of July or Memorial Day; they make great baby shower gifts for friends and family!
Active Time 10 mins
Cricut Cutting Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Yield 1 baby onesie
Cost $8

Equipment

Materials

  • 3 sheets glitter heat transfer vinyl red, blue, and silver
  • 1 sheet matte heat transfer vinyl black
  • 1 plain baby onesie

Instructions
 

  • Click the Upload button in the menu on the left, then drag and drop or browse your computer to find the downloaded file.
    upload screen to upload born in the usa svg file
  • Give the image a name and some tags if you’d like, then click the green Save button.
    born in the usa svg file upload screen
  • Select all the layers in a single color and then click the Attach button at the bottom right. Repeat for all four colors.
    attaching color groups in cricut design space
  • Click the green Make It button at the top of the page. On the preview mats screen, select each mat thumbnail and toggle the Mirror switch on, then click the green Continue button.
  • On the Make screen, select Glitter Iron-On as the material.
    material selection screen in cricut design space
  • Place the heat transfer vinyl onto the Cricut cutting mat with the shiny plastic side down.
    place heat transfer vinyl on the cricut cutting mat with the clear plastic backing side down
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to load the correct blade, then load the mat into the machine. Press the Go button to begin the cut.
  • When the cut is finished, unload the mat from the machine and carefully remove the heat transfer vinyl from the mat. Weed away the background vinyl, leaving the graphic on the clear plastic backing.
    weeding away background heat transfer vinyl before pressing
  • Preheat your EasyPress according to the Cricut heat guide. Then position the heat transfer vinyl on your blank onesie with the shiny plastic side up.
    heat transfer vinyl positioned on a white onesie before pressing
  • Once the EasyPress is pre-heated, press the onesie for thirty seconds (or whatever the recommended time is in the Cricut heat guide), then flip the shirt over and press again from the back.
    cricut easypress pressing heat transfer vinyl on a cotton onesie
  • Carefully peel away the plastic backing.
    Repeat the pressing process for each additional color in the design, making sure the colors on your onesie line up correctly. Once you peel the plastic backing off the final color, you’re done!
    born in the usa baby onesie with cricut easypress and red, white, and blue glitter heat transfer vinyl

Notes

EasyPress temperatures and press times vary from material to material. Check the Cricut heat guide to determine the correct pressing process and temperatures for your specific material.

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