This onesie was inspired from a Facebook status that a childhood friend posted shortly after the birth of his son. I was visiting them to ooh and ahh over their handsome little man and I mentioned this to his wife. She laughed when I told her (we all know new mom’s sleep when they can instead of getting on Facebook to catch up on the world around them). She thought it was so funny and told me that he had only gotten up once with their son since being home from the hospital. Then the light bulb clicked in my head. I told her I had the perfect onesie that she could put their son in and then have daddy get up with in one night. Thus the “My Bad” onesie was created.
- Cricut Cartridges
- Heat bond
- Iron and ironing board
When I am making a baby gift, I always start by washing my fabric with free and clear detergent so I know it is preshrunk and baby safe. After I do that I iron out my fabric piece.
Next remove one layer of paper from the heat bond & attach it to the fabric with your iron. I use cotton setting with NO steam.
After the heat bond is attached, removed the second paper layer and you are ready to either hand draw or machine cut your design. I personally used my Cricut cutter and my Winnie the Pooh Letter Cartridge.
This is the step you really need to watch. Now it is time to stick your fabric to your cutting mat. You need to do this by sticking the heat bond side down; this will help hold your fabric to your matt. After you get it laid down make sure you press it smooth. I like to take a heavy book to help press it onto the mtt. Once it is attached, just use your machine as usual. (Hint set your blade on 4, speed on 2 and pressure on high ).
After your letters are cut, then you will again follow the directions for the heat bond. Place the letters on your onesie then use your iron to attach them. (cotton setting no steam). Hold the iron on the letters for about 6-8 seconds. After you have done this once then go back over any spots that need more TLC
At this point you can call it done or you can sew around the edges to make a finished look. My friend that I made this for requested just to have the letters pressed but I would have loved to hand embroider around the letters for a finished look with some orange thread. I might be making one of these again in the future.
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