Saturday, July 10, 2010

Baby Onesies... with the CRICUT!!

Some friends and I got together for a craft night and wanted to learn how to make "freezer paper" shirts.  We used onesies since two of the women just had babies!!  There are tutorials all over the web for using freezer paper as a stencil and having the Cricut cut out your design to use. Just Google "freezer paper shirts" and you'll see...

Here's how we did it:

1. (Not pictured) Cut your design out of freezer paper using the Cricut or other die-cutting machine.
2. (Also not pictured) Iron your freezer paper stencil (shiny side down) to your fabric using the cotton setting, no steam. Iron a scrap piece of freezer paper to the inside of your fabric with the shiny side up, this creates a barrier so the fabric paint doesn't bleed through to the other layers. We also put a piece of cardboard inside to give it stability.

3. Dab on fabric paint using up and down motions instead of brushstrokes. Paint a thin layer, don't use too much... Like I did, or it will soak through the edges of the freezer paper and look bad. (Don't worry, it can be fixed if yours does this too.)

4. Let dry for at least 15-20 minutes, then do another coat of paint. Let that dry another 20-30 minutes, then paint on any details you want and let dry again. (I know, it's a lot of waiting!)

It can take several layers of paint to get something like this adorable Poodle onesie my friend Carolyn made:

5. Finally... carefully peel up your stencil, maybe enlist an extra set of hands to help hold the fabric.
6. Ta-Da! Then you can add your fine details (we used puff paint) and iron on jewels.


amieggs said...

your designs are very cute!!!!

Jami said...

Those onesies are super cute! Thanks for sharing!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Cute! Cute!! Love the pink dog!

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

These turned out adorable!

Janean said...

NO WAY!!!! Anna Dawn...I just had this same idea come to me a few days ago. In fact just yesterday I was at walmart and bought a cheap onsie to give it a try. I am also going to do the ruffles on the butt like they featured on HowDoesShe. Even though I don't have a baby, I thought this would be fun to try.

Its So Very Cheri said...

These are adorable.

Thanks for linking up to the DIY Club, but I need to know if you used a fabric paint or medium or another one of our sponsors products to create these.



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