Decorating a Onesie

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Customize a onesie for a delightful baby gift or outfit for your own child. This is a page about decorating a onesie.


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Create a fun clothing item to welcome a new baby to the world, by drawing a ladybug on an ordinary pink baby-grow.

Approximate Time: 40 minutes




  1. Before starting with the design project, wash the baby-grow in baby shampoo and rinse it thoroughly in cold water to remove any sizing agent from the material. Do not add fabric softener.
  2. Allow the baby-grow to dry thoroughly and iron it lightly to remove any wrinkles from the material.
  3. If necessary, resize the design and then print it out.
  4. Put the baby-grow flat on the working surface.
  5. Slide a sheet of cardboard inside the baby-grow, between the back and front sides of the baby-grow, this will prevent the ink from staining the back side. Keep this cardboard in place until you have ironed the design.
  6. Put the printed design on top of the cardboard, underneath the front side of the baby-grow, so that the design will show through on the front side.
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  8. Trace the design with a pencil first.
  9. Now draw the design with the Artline laundry marker.
  10. Add some color to the design: color the bug's wings red; its body and hands yellow; the stem of the flower green; the inside of the flower orange; and add some white and yellow to the flower petals.
  11. Give the bug and the flower some rosy cheeks.
  12. Cover the design with a sheet of unprinted paper and iron it to set the dyes.

By Benetta from Pretoria, Gauteng

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