Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial

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I was so excited to help create decorations for a baby shower last weekend. My nephew and his sweet wife are expecting their first baby – a boy! We are delighted and can’t wait to meet the little man in just a couple of weeks! He will be the second great-grandchild in our family!

I want to walk you through how I made these adorable fabric applique onesies to put on a clothesline inspired garland. I will admit, I was a little intimidated by the idea of this project, but now that I’ve done it, I can assure you – you’ve got nothing to worry about! If I can do it, so can you (seriously)!!

Fabric Applique Onesie Supplies:
Iron
Ironing Board
Towel (I found it easier to get a good seal around the tiny edges if there is a plush towel underneath, but didn’t want to ruin a good one so I just used a garage towel)
Fabric
Gerber 3 Pack Longsleeve Onesies
Scissors
Silhouette Cameo (unless you plan to draw and cut out or free hand cut the shapes)
Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive (it also comes in a purple package for the light version, but I like the ULTRA since it is a much stronger hold and I didn’t plan on doing any sewing)

FABRIC APPLIQUE ONESIE TUTORIAL

Step 1: Cut your fabric to the approximate size you’ll need for your shape.
Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 2: Lay your fabric on the Heat’n Bond and cut it to size.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 3: Following package instructions, peel the paper layer from the Heat’n Bond to reveal a textured layer. Lay the fabric front side down and place the Heat’n Bond withe the texture down, on the fabric. Then press with an iron on medium heat for 2 – 3 seconds until fully bonded. Allow to cool.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 4: Once cool, peel the fabric away from the remaining paper backing. The back of your fabric will now be have a shiny, plastic feel to it.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 5: Place your fabric on your Silhouette cutting mat and format the images you would like to cut. (If you aren’t using a Silhouette, this is where you would just draw and cut or free hand cut the shapes you would like.)

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Step 6: Load the cutting mat into the Silhouette machine and cut. The machine has a setting for cutting fabric and asks you to put the blade depth to 3, but I did 5 just because I wanted to make certain it would cut cleanly.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 7: Peel away the fabric to reveal the shape you cut.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 8: Place the fabric shape on your onsie with the fabric side up.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 9: Press the shape with an iron on medium heat for 2-3 seconds in each spot to adhere. Make sure you pay close attention to the edges so they get a good seal.

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

Step 10: Allow to cool and you’ve got some adorable and totally custom outfits perfect for gifting or decorating!

Fabric Applique Onesie Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

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