Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sharpie Doodle Onesies

I have had a package of four Carter's white baby onesies in the cupboard for several years...waiting for me to embroider some designs on the front.  The babies came and went (out grew the onesies)...and the package was still un-opened.  Some weeks ago my friend welcomed a new grandchild into the family...her first granddaughter.  Since I knew the embroidery was not going to be happening any time soon...I decided to go with 'sharpie pen embroidery' instead.  In no time...the wee undershirts were personalized for Baby Ivy and ready to gift. Each onesie had a design on the well as a small leaf-art on the back-side.  As to how well they will withstand laundering...I'll keep you posted!

  • Baby Onesies
  • Sharpie Pens (permanent markers)
  • Freezer Paper
  1. Cut a piece  of freezer paper larger than the area you plan to draw on.
  2. Iron it to the inside of the onesie to stiffen the fabric and prevent the marker from bleeding through.
  3. Trace an image using a light box (or by taping project to a window with the design underneath).  Outline with a pencil if desired...then go over lines with the marker. 
  4. Heat set for 30 minutes in clothes dryer on highest setting. 
 Have fun!

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