With St. Patrick’s Day on the way, it’s time to make a few simple St. Patrick’s Day DIY onesies for the cute little babies in your life! They are simple, quick and cute cute cute!
I for one love onesies. A baby will never look cuter than when he/she is wearing only a onesie–and a onesie is actually a really fun canvas for crafting. Plus, any kid small enough to fit into a onesie is too small to complain about mom designing and crafting another onesie for each and every holiday…
What I love about this project is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you’d like. You can also use as simple or as complicated of tools as you’d like. To make one of the DIY onesies, I used my brand new Silhouette cutting machine–and for others I simply used a pair of scissors. In my opinion, both turned out so cute that I can’t wait to get my little guy into them!
Supplies needed to make your own St. Patrick’s Day DIY onesies:
- Green Cotton Fabric–in many shades/styles (this is a great scrap buster)
- Silhouette Cutting Machine or Scissors
- Silhouette Heat Transfer Material or Heat’n Bond
- Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Clean White Cloth
- Green Foam Beard (optional)
Like I said, there are 2 ways to make these DIY onesies–the really simple way, or the just a little bit less simple way. Let’s start with the little bit less simple way.
I wanted to make one onesie with lettering–and cutting out lettering by hand, for me at least, is impossible. So, I decided to use my Silhouette machine.
First, prep your material. I selected a few scraps of green material from my stash. I ironed the fabric and then ironed on a piece of Heat’n Bond interfacing to the back of the material. This interfacing works like glue. You iron it onto your fabric and then when you are ready you peal off the paper side and iron it permanently in place–but we aren’t quite ready to do that yet! First we have to cut out our lettering!
To cut out the lettering, I used my Silhouette machine and the fabric cutting blade. Simply trim your fabric with Heat’n Bond backing to the size of your mat. Then, stick it in place.
Next, lay out your wording. I decided to write, “Kiss Me, I’m Cute” on my onesie because we aren’t even a little bit Irish, sadly. And my baby really is cute. Then, select the option so that it will only cut the outline, and set your blade to the correct depth, depending on your fabric.
Cut, peal and remove the paper backing.
For the St. Patrick’s Day Tie onesie and the Heart Clover onesie, all I used was a pair of scissors. Yup, that’s it! Just add the Heat’n Bond to the back of your fabric, cut and iron on. Simple. Since the Heat’n Bond has a paper backing you can even draw out your image on the paper before you cut it out. Easy!
Here are the three DIY onesies I created in a very short amount of time. The variations for this project are endless. I can’t wait to see what you create!
And, the last (and most important) ingredient for this DIY onesies project is a cute baby. Here is one of my sweet little babies in a homemade St. Paddy’s Day onesie. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
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Nancy is the play-at-home mom of 3 little ones, ages 3 and under. When she gets a chance she blogs at dosmallthingswithlove.com about the intersection of motherhood and creativity. She has a special passion for embroidery, something she has been doing and experimenting with since she was a girl. A farm girl at heart, she now lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gardening, reading, stitching, traveling and painting. Most any day you can find her with a baby on her hip, barefoot, chasing her kids around the yard and eating beans fresh out of the garden.