Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Baby Onesies

Last weekend, I went to a baby shower. Of course, I had to bring handmade gifts. I love making baby gifts. After contemplating several options, I settled on making some custom Onesies. This gave me a chance to play with my new heat transfer vinyl for my Silhouette machine.

These Onesies just make me smile. I'm not sure if you can tell in the pics, but the middle three (the bomb, the bio-hazard symbol, and the diaper gauge) are placed on the backside, right on the baby's bum. Tee-hee! The Mr. T and the "awesome" Onesies are printed on the front.

The baby's gender is going to be a surprise, but I think these will work for a boy or a girl, don't you? Girls don't always need pink ruffles, after all. Sometimes they need just a little sass.

This project was very simple and fast, once I finally narrowed down my ideas for designs. The bomb illustration is just a dingbat I had on my computer. The bio-hazard symbol was a .99 download from Silhouette. The diaper gauge was inspired by something I saw on Etsy, and I recreated it in the Silhouette studio software. For the Mr. T image, I used a stencil image found here. I imported it into the Silhouette library and then used the trace function to cut it out. 

After the Silhouette cut everything, I just had to iron it onto the Onesies. Easy-peasy.

If you don't have a Silhouette, you can still use an exacto blade to carefully cut the chosen design out of heat transfer vinyl (I bought mine from here: Impressions in Vinyl).

Here is a closer look at each Onesie:

To round out the gift, I also made some burp cloths. I followed this tutorial at Sew She Sews. They are ridiculously easy to make. Seriously. I whipped up the third one the morning of the shower.

The result? A completely one-of-a-kind baby gift that got lots of oohs and aahs.

Until  next time,


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  1. ADORE!!!!! I'm stashing this away for friends' future babies - they will go crazy over something like this! Fabulous job! :)

  2. These are so fun. I just got my silhouette and LOVE it!There are a couple onesies I made on my blog if you ever need baby girl gift ideas.

  3. These are so cute! I love the diaper gauge one, so perfect! Also, I thought you wrote that the burp cloths were so easy you made on while you were IN the shower! I was very impressed! Haha. Such cute ideas, thanks for sharing!

  4. LOL, Amy! That would be pretty amazing! :-)

  5. How funny! I'm loving the ones in the middle!
    ~*Jessica Lauren @

  6. "I just got here and I'm already awesome"! Um, yeah you are!!!! This is amazing! LOVING your site, and I'm only 2 posts in! Considered yourself FOLLOWED! :)

  7. They look adorable. They are one of the best outfits available, baby always having shirt tucked in and warm.


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