DIY My 1st Christmas Onesie

It’s time for the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A bunch of my blogger friends and I got together to bring you a ton of great handmade gift ideas for the holidays, so if you love making handmade gifts but need a little inspiration, look no further! Today I’m going to show you how to make a super cute “My 1st Christmas” onesie; it makes a great baby shower gift or (early) Christmas gift for any new mother, and it’s so quick and easy to make! I’ve even provided the free design file below in PDF or Silhouette Studio format if you’d like to use this exact design!

This My 1st Christmas onesie is such a great idea for a handmade gift for a baby shower or Christmas!

DIY My 1st Christmas Onesie

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




I shared a detailed, step by step tutorial on how to use heat transfer vinyl earlier, so if you need a refresher on how to use HTV to make a onesie, check that post out. But here are the basics.

Start by opening the design in Silhouette Studio software. If you’re using multiple colors or materials for your onesie, separate out your design so that you can cut each color individually, and remember to mirror your images and text before you cut!

Once your design is cut, weed out the extra vinyl, then position the design on the onesie and press it. If you’re using a heat press, follow the directions that came with the vinyl to figure out the temperature and time required to adhere the vinyl. If you’re using an iron, press firmly for 45-60 seconds with the iron on the Cotton setting.

Position the heat transfer vinyl on the plain onesie and then press with an iron or heat press

Once the vinyl is stuck to the onesie, you’re done!

This My 1st Christmas onesie is such a great idea for a handmade gift for a baby shower or Christmas!

This year will actually be AJ’s second Christmas, but she’s such a cute model that I had to dress her up for a photo!

This My 1st Christmas onesie is such a great idea for a handmade gift for a baby shower or Christmas!

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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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Reader Interactions

  1. Rebecca says

    7 years ago

    What an adorable onesie! And onesies always make great gifts for new parents.

  2. Kim Wolff says

    7 years ago

    christmas outfit! What a cute idea!A Christmas must! The first

  3. Linda Storey says

    7 years ago

    Oh so cute!

  4. barbara macaskill says

    7 years ago

    Definitely making this for my nephew! TFS!

  5. Gilda *McStamper) says

    7 years ago

    What a darling idea.

  6. Jennifer says

    7 years ago

    Super cute project idea!! And cute model LOL

  7. Sue LD says

    7 years ago

    This is so cute. We have a new grandchild this year that this would be perfect for.

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