Creating cute onesies at home… the easiest way!

cuteonesiesdiy1If you’ve been following my blog, you know there’s some kind of baby boom going around me right now. And my group of friends decided that we should get each newborn and their parents, a welcome to the world gift basket {check out the bottom of the post for a photo of the basket}.

Each one of us contributes with what they want, and one of the things we contributed with, were these two onesies. I’ve seen such cute ones online that I had to make them. =) So, let’s see what you need to do this:

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Apart from the obvious computer and printer, you’ll need the garment of choice {we chose the 3-6 months onesies}, transfer paper {this one is for light textures, but you’ll need to find the one most fit for the fabric you chose}, ruler, scissors and iron.

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1. First of all, go online and get inspired.

I just browsed “baby bodysuits funny” but another good one is “cute onesies”.

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2. Measure your “canvas”.

You’ll need to know how much space you’re working with, it will make the creative process a lot easier. I got 16x12cm (6.3×4.7in).

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3. Create a virtual “canvas”.

I used Powerpoint to design this but you can use the software you prefer or are most used to. Some online editors will also work.

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4. Finish the designs and be creative!

After you’ve been inspired by what you found online, create the designs and be aware that they don’t need to be exactly like what you saw. Do your best to adjust the designs to the baby/family that will get them.

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5. Print the designs on the transfer paper.

Don’t forget to print with the mirror option!

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6. Cut the designs and check if everything is good to go.

I chose to cut in rectangles, but if you want to, you can cut by the edge of the words and only the words will be transfered – no extra blank space.

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7. Carefully, iron the designs.

Make sure you’re doing it the way described in the instructions of the transfer paper you used, some papers require different pressure, time and heat. Wait until it’s completely cooled off and carefully peel the screen on top of the transfer.

And it’s done! Aren’t they cute??

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This is really the easiest way of making personalized cute onesies that will – for sure – make your friends/family smile! =) I tell you, personalized is the way to go, it is a testament that you care for the person receiving it. =) And it doesn’t that a lot of work 😉

That a peek of the basket we gave the baby and parents that I told you about in the beginning of this post:

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I will make at least one more post about one thing that we put in this basket but that you can’t really see in the pic. It’s a cool idea to give as gifts to newborn parents =) Coming soon to a blog near you 😉

Have a great weekend!

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Sofia @ Something on Everything

I'm a 32 year old Portuguese Psychomotricist / Early Intervention Specialist that loves to write about everything! Here you'll find a lot of different and great topics, but lately I've been loving to write about Food, Fitness and DIY! Hope you enjoy it and follow me on a journey to a better self! Aside from the social media links on the top of the page, you can also connect with Sofia Linha on:Google+

25 thoughts on “Creating cute onesies at home… the easiest way!

    • June 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm
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      Thank you for stopping by! My friend loved that one in particular, it’s so true!! =)

      Will check your blog asap =)

      Have a great week!

      -Sofia

  • June 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm
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    Very cute and a great way to save a little money. I did this same thing to announce being pregnant with my 2nd. I made a cute “big sister” onesie for my oldest and posted a picture of her in it on facebook. It was a big hit. Found you on Best of the Weekend linkup. Your newest follower, Penny

    • June 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm
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      Oh that is such a cool way to announce a pregnancy!! Thank you for stopping by!

      Will check your blog asap and return the follow =)

      Have a great week!

      -Sofia

  • June 24, 2013 at 1:54 am
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    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Social ~Paula

    • June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am
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      Thank you for stopping by!

      -Sofia

    • June 24, 2013 at 11:29 am
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      Thank you for stopping by!
      Have a great day!

      -Sofia

    • June 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm
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      Thank you! You too Abby!

      -Sofia

  • June 26, 2013 at 12:26 am
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    I used to use that transfer paper all the time, and I totally forgot about it! Cute onesies, too 🙂

    • June 26, 2013 at 11:04 am
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      Thank you! =)

      Have a great day!

      -Sofia

  • June 27, 2013 at 1:20 am
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    Love them, especially the first one! I may have to try this, I was thinking about personalising some onesies the other day and this looks very easy to do. Lots of possibilities! Found you from Real Family Fun.

    • June 27, 2013 at 7:58 am
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      Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

      Will check your blog asap! 😉 Have a great day!

      -Sofia

  • June 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm
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    Saw your project on the RealCoake site. Those onesies are TOO CUTE!

    • July 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm
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      Thank you!!
      Have a great week!

      -Sofia

    • July 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm
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      Oh it is easy!! Really easy! You only need imagination =)

      -Sofia

  • July 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm
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    Great tutorial, it makes the process seem very easy. Cute onesies!

    • July 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm
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      Thank you! And thank you for stopping by!

      Have a great day!

      -Sofia

  • September 9, 2013 at 2:26 am
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    Super cute!! I’ve been wanting to make some cute onesies, but I wasn’t sure how to get them accomplished, or even what to say. These are delightful! Stopping by from the Get Your DIY On link up! 🙂

  • November 6, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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    Estou à espera de um deste género para o Bartolomeu no Natal 🙂

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