top of page

Crafting Adventures: Personalized Whimsical Onesies for Baby Gifts

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

Another day of crafting has arrived, and this time, my daughter and I have embarked on a project to create custom onesies for her co-workers who are expecting babies. Combining the techniques of sublimation and heat transfer vinyl (HTV), we are ready to dive into a new adventure of crafting and gift-making. In this blog post, I'll take you through our process, from using sublimation ink and paper to convert an inkjet printer, to experimenting with sublimating on light-colored cotton onesies, and adding personalized designs with the help of the Cricut Maker. Join us on this creative journey!

Sublimation: Exploring New Possibilities: Sublimation is a popular technique that utilizes special ink and paper to create iron-on transfers. Traditionally, it requires 100% polyester fabrics, but I've been experimenting with new options. To convert my inkjet printer into a sublimation printer, I use an Epson ET-2803, Happy Toner Sublimation Ink, and A-Sub 105 G sublimation paper. For today's project, we decided to work with 100% cotton onesies and explore a new product called Sublimation Spray, specifically designed for sublimating on light-colored cotton. After spraying the onesies with the polyester fiber spray, we let them dry for specific periods, observing the results.

Personalized Touch with the Cricut Maker: To add delightful designs to the onesies, we turned to the versatile Cricut Maker. Using its cutting capabilities, we created heart-shaped designs for the socks and added custom words to the center and left onesies. We opted for a thinner HTV, which presented a slight challenge as the new blade cut through some layers. However, it was easy to remove while still warm, allowing us to make necessary adjustments.

Results and Future Testing: Overall, we were pleased with the outcome of the onesies. The sublimated designs held up well on the sprayed areas, and the personalized vinyl additions brought an extra touch of charm. However, the true test lies ahead as we eagerly await how these creations will withstand the wear and tear of infants and repeated washings. We plan to keep a close eye on their durability and will provide an update in the future.

Crafting personalized onesies for baby gifts has been an exciting adventure. By combining sublimation and HTV techniques, we were able to create unique designs and add a special touch to each garment. The experimentation with sublimation on light-colored cotton and the utilization of the Cricut Maker showcased the endless possibilities in the world of crafting. As we eagerly anticipate the real-world testing, we invite you to join us in exploring new techniques and sharing the joy of personalized gift-making. Stay tuned for future updates on the durability of these adorable onesies. Happy crafting!

2 views0 comments


bottom of page