DIY Project Rewind: Iron-On Onesies & Burpcloths

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Welcome again to DIY Project Rewind Week here at These Small Hours, which is basically just me transferring some of my favorite crafty projects from my {now-private} family blog to my {brand-new} crafty blog, so they are all under one roof!

This post was originally written March 2010, after I threw a crafty baby shower for my sister, who had just had her second son. I followed the directions from another person’s blog post, but soon after I had linked to the article, I received responses that said article had vanished. Thus, I wrote this post of how WE did at the baby shower!

Here are how-to’s!

I thought I would share them here in case you would ever like to make something special for a pregnant friend. This is a really simple craft! I am excited to try to make some things for Noelle, and another crafty get-together with some other momma’s is currently in the works!

 You will need:
  • an assortment of fabric scraps in cute colors, washed & dried & ironed, cut into squares (about 8×8 or thereabouts–enough to fit your designs on!)
  • shapes & designs, printed on cardstock and cut out (I downloaded photography-themed, animaltravel-themed, nature and star dingbat fonts & installed them. I opened WORD, selected the various fonts, found the design I wanted to use, sized appropriately, and printed.)
  • Heat’ N ‘Bond Iron-On Adhesive from Wal-Mart in the craft section. There are two kinds. I used the kind for sewing machines specifically (the “lite”). There is a heavier type of adhesive if you only want to iron-on.
  • An iron & ironing board
  • Scissors, pencils, etc
  • Onesies, burp cloths, pajamas–whatever you plan on embellishing–washed & dried & ironed.

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 1) Following the directions on the iron-on adhesive package, iron-on the fabric squares to separate pieces of the adhesive.
2) Choose fabric, the cut-out design you wish to make, and a onesie or burp cloth.
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3) Trace design onto paper side of fabric & cut out design
4) Peel paper off liner
5) Place fabric material, adhesive side down, on top of your project
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6) Press and hold iron for approximately six seconds until piece is bonded to your project.
7) If you want, sew or hand-stitch around the edges of design for a “completed” look. I have never used a sewing machine, so the one onesie I made for Mandy was hand-stitched. It took me two weeks to finish, and let me say… SO RELAXING. I was sad to be done! I just carried it around in my purse with me, and when I was stuck in the waiting room at my doctor’s appointment, I pulled it out to work on.
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This is a moose burpie our friend Beth made. I love it! : )
Here are other great interpretations about this project:
Iron-On Onesie Adorableness @ A Feathered Nest ~ swoon!! so lovely!
Hope that helps!
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