Baby Onesie with Cricut

It’s wedding season and in my circle of friends it’s also baby season! Finding the perfect gift is easy with Cricut because you can make it yourself. If you guys have been reading this magazine for a while, you know that I love, love to use the iron-on feature with the Cricut Explore Air. Of course, I have more tutorials coming up that will feature some of the other awesome things you can do with Cricut. But today, I am giving you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make this adorable baby onesie for the new baby in your life. Be sure to tag #thedivaincmagazine when you recreate this. Happy crafting!

Tools you will need:

To follow this tutorial exactly, I have made the Baby Onesie Text public so that you can access it in Cricut Design Space. You can also create your own text in CDS. Click the baby onesie text link located above under, Tools you will need, to access the text.

This is what the canvas looks like in Cricut Design Space. Before I designed the text, I measured the width across the onesie and also measured how far down I wanted the text to go on the onesie. That gave me the basis for how large to make the text in Cricut Design Space. Once the text was positioned how I wanted it, then it was time to click the “Make It” button.
When using the Cricut iron-on feature, be sure to click the “Mirror” toggle button to on. The Mirror button is located on the top left corner of the screen. This will make sure that the words are cut properly and will read right side up when you place the image on your surface (in this case our onesie). Then click the “Continue” button at the bottom right of the screen. Follow the prompts in Cricut Design Space. Cricut Design Space will walk you through choosing the right material, selecting the proper tools and when to load/unload the mat. Once your machine has completed the cutting and you have unloaded the mat, you will move on to weeding.
The Cricut BrightPad has made weeding so much easier. When you turn the BrightPad on it allows you to see exactly where you will need to weed making it easier for your eyes and more efficient for your crafts.

Once you have removed the excess material from around your image you can begin weeding the words. Weeding is the process of removing the excess material that is not needed for the project.
Once you have weeded the words you can remove the image from the BrightPad and position it on your Onesie.
Once you are sure where you want to place the image, cover the image with a clean cloth (as shown below). Then you will be ready to use the iron to adhere the material to the onesie.

Press the iron down in 15 -20 second intervals while moving it all over the image. I usually repeat this process 2-3 times to make sure that the image is properly adhered to the surface. Then you can lift the protective cover off and peel back the shiny part of the material. This will reveal that your material has been adhered to your surface. If necessary, you can run the iron over the image again.
Now you have a great gift to give to someone who is expecting or a perfect present for your little one. Happy Crafting!

*This project is a sponsored post and all opinions are mine. Article may contain affiliate links. Thank you in advance for your support.



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