Make Your Own Valentines Day Baby Bodysuit

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Posted on January 14, 2020 by Linnea Holgersson from Creative Fabrica

Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to love, and what better way to show your love and appreciation for your your nearest and dearest than with a Valentine’s Day DIY craft? In this blog post you will learn how to create a personalized gift for a baby.

How to create the Baby Bodysuit

This project was created by crafter Kerri, and features products from our bundle The Ultimate Quote Bundle! This exclusive bundle features 300 individual quotes for just $5, perfect for all kinds of  wonderful crafting projects.

Materials Needed

  • Cutting Machine
  • Easy Press or Iron
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
  • Plain baby outfit
  • Weeding tools
  • Digital Designs: Valentine’s Bundle

1)  Start by opening Cricut Design Space (or another cutting program), upload your design and resize as needed for your project. This project measures 4 inch x 5 inch.

screenshot of valentine design

For guidance on how to use Cricut Design Space, and how to upload a design, check out Creative Fabrica’s  Ultimate Cricut Guide.

2) Add registration marks to the 3 color layers and weld them together.

screen grab writing quote heart

3) Make sure to mirror your design (otherwise the text will be back to front), then click ‘Make it’ in Design Space, in the top right hand corner.

4) Select the appropriate cut setting for your material, load your mat and start cutting.

screen grab design alteration

5) Trim any excess vinyl and then weed your layers.

6) Preheat the baby outfit for 3-5 seconds to remove any moisture or wrinkles from the fabric, then place the first layer of your design on the outfit. We don’t want the registration marks to adhere to the outfit, so place scrap carrier sheets underneath the registration marks.

white baby bodysuit with vinyl adhesive

7) Apply heat/medium pressure for 2 seconds.

8) Remove the carrier sheet and use the first layer’s registration marks to align your next layer – then repeat the above step to apply the next layer to the fabric.

white baby bodysuit with gold vinyl adhesive

9) Repeat the above step for the final layer, but press for 15 seconds. Then flip the outfit over and press the back for 15 seconds.

white baby bodysuit with blue vinyl adhesive

Do not wash the clothing for at least 48 hours to make sure the vinyl has adhered properly. Give it away as a Valentine’s Day Gift , or as birthday present to a mommy. Happy Valentine’s Crafting!

white baby bodysuit with vinyl quote

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