Easy DIY Onesie's with Silhouette

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Handmade, small-production children's clothing is so huge right now. Parents are looking for good quality, unique and artistic clothing for their little ones. Who wants to wear the same thing as everyone else? Not I and why should my children, right? Well, paying $50 for a hand-drawn onesie just isn't in my budget, that's for sure. I understand why the prices are so high since it's usually just one person Mama behind the wheel. Don't get me wrong, I love supporting those independent makers, I just can't afford them all of the time. So I figured I'd create some of my own using my beloved Silhouette Cameo and the Designer Edition Software (which lets me upload my own files for the Silhouette to use). It's been an era since I've drawn much of anything, but I put those rusty skills to use creating a couple of cute (and easy) designs to add to some of Conrad's unadorned shirts and onesies.


I thought they turned out adorable. I loved creating custom shirts using my drawings and picking the colors I like (black and white) of course ;) My mind is racing with other designs I can make!


This onesie was inspired by my love of all things Nununu. I figured this would pair nicely with all of Conrad's Nununu pants.


This one was inspired by my love of Oeuf. Instead of a bunny, I thought this goat/llama was just as adorable.  These two onesies are part of the  Little Bundle line from Old Navy. They're actually super soft and much nicer than Carter's or Hanes.

I thought this one was kind of fun too. Just a friendly little play on the "It's OK" banners that are so hot right now. The shirt is from here. It's hard to find shirts as opposed to onesies in the smaller sizes. It's not quite as soft as the Old Navy onesies though.

 Here are the files for you to download if you'd like to make your own:
STAR FILE  |  GOAT FILE  |  IT'S OK FILE

And of course, Silhouette is running a great promotion right now (April 21st - 30th) on heat transfer bundles. Remember to use this special promo code at check out to get access to these prices:
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1 Silhouette CAMEO
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$269.99

1 Silhouette Portrait
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$139.99

All Heat Transfer materials will be 30% off as well!


Now I get that the Silhouette Heat Transfer Bundle is an investment, but depending on how often you use it? You'll make your money back in no time at all. I'm always thinking of ways to use it around here, believe me it's not hard! Here are some easy DIYs on my to-do list that can easily be made with the Silhouette and heat transfer bundle:

Gorgeous shams like these ones from Leontine Linens.

Monogrammed hand towels like these West Elm ones.

Or these fun throw pillows from Pottery Barn would be super easy.

Or how about a personalized tote bag?

Just a few of the many ways you can use these heat transfers. Have you guys used heat transfers before? What have you made?

* I wasn't compensated for writing this post. I was provided with a heat transfer bundle I used to create the onesies shown. This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support of Copy Cat Chic! *

4 comments:

  1. Clever ideas, Reichel! Such fun to personalize so many items!
    Another source: H&M has organic onesies in nice colors three for $12
    http://www.hm.com/us/subdepartment/KIDS?Nr=2000243#page=0&Nr=2000243

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    1. Thanks Merlyn! I love HMs kid line. Organic is the same price!

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  2. Love love love!! I'm with you. I love supporting mama's and their awesome clothing lines but honestly it's not in my budget to buy $50 onesies or pants often. I absolutely love what you did and they are all so cute!! ( you could totally start your own line lol!! )

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    1. Thank you so much Tia! You really made my day. :) xo Reichel

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