I got into one of my crafty moods the other day and decided to make Baby Jack some custom onesies. I posted them on my Instagram but thought I'd do a quick tutorial here so that all you other crafy mamas can make some too!
[photos taken with iPhone]
What you'll need:
- Onesie (Gerber onesie from Wal-Mart)
- Freezer paper (Wal-Mart)
- Fabric paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Sponge brush (Hobby Lobby)
- Exacto knife (Hobby Lobby)
- Sheet or other thin fabric
Using the Exacto knife, cut out a design on the freezer paper to make your stencil. I did this on a cutting board. Keep in mind, if you are using letters/words, you have to cut them out backwards.
Once the freezer paper stencil is made, iron it onto the onesie shiny side down. Do not steam the stencil.
Using the sponge brush, dab the fabric paint onto the onesie. After it dries, do a second coat for better coverage.
Allow the paint to dry for at least an hour. Peel off freezer paper, and WAH-LAH!
To set the paint before washing, iron over the dry paint with a sheet or other thin fabric inbetween the onesie and iron.
And if you're anything like me, you won't be satisified with just one. Here are some others that I've made...
[photo taken with iPhone]
Good luck, and Happy Onesie-Making!