Saturday, January 31, 2015

Twin Custom Onesies: How to Screen Print onto Clothes Tutorial

Making onesies is so easy and fun.  I made these with spray paint and my Silhouette cutter.  If you don't have a cutting machine you could buy sticker letters and make a negative space image (tutorial on that coming in the future).  I made these "I'm with handsome" shirts in less than an hour.  The hardest part was remembering how to work my Silhouette (its easy to use, but for some reason I always mess up the first cut).

Start of with two prewashed onesies
Cut out the pattern onto your vinyl with your Sillohette or Criket machine. You do not need to use expensive vinyl, I used contact paper from the dollar store. I used a stencil font (Cargo Crate) found on  Stencil fonts are easier because it keeps the holes for the letters attached.

Stick the vinyl onto the onesie.  Make sure it is stuck on well.  You can place a cardboard inside the shirt for stability.

I used Black Kryon Spraypaint, it wasn't fabric paint, just paint from the hardware store.  From Krylon's website you can use their paint on fabric and it is non toxic when dry.

Iron the words to assure that they are heat set.

You could use the same template for the other shirt and cut the arrow out reverse the arrow.  I just cut out a new template.

Wash one more time before wear.  This was such a fun project.  You could use fabric spray paint, or I have another tutorial out there where I used acrylic fabric paint.  I made a "No One Puts Baby In the Corner" Dirty dancing onesie.

Here is the Dirty dancing onesie.  Tutorial here

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