DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

This DIY will be the first in our DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume series. This DIY project can be used for any occasion, not just for Halloween. I promise you will find yourself seeking out reasons to do these projects. Enjoy!

This first DIY is a must know. You need this in your bag of tricks because it is fast, easy and makes a big impact for little effort.

APPLIQUE

What you need:

  • Heat n Bond
  • iron
  • fabric to applique
  • graphic/stencil
  • marker
  • shirt/onesie or any other thing you want to applique
  • sewing machine & coordinating thread (optional!)

1st: Print off a graphic or trace a stencil and cut it out

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

2nd: Cut out a swatch of fabric that is slightly larger than your graphic

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

3rd: cut Heat and Bond to the same size as swatch

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

4th: iron Heat and Bond onto fabric according to manufacture’s instructions

5th: trace graphic onto Heat and Bond making sure to lay graphic wrong side up

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

6th: cut out graphic

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

7th: peel fabric away from Heat and Bond

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

8th: Place on onesie or what ever you are personalizing and iron according to manufacture’s instructions

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

You can be finished here. If you choose to be finished make sure to wash your item inside out and on a cold setting.

If you want to go the extra distance and if you have a sewing machine or if you are patient enough to hand sew, finish your project with your favorite stitch as shown in step nine.

9th: Stitch around the outer edge of your image. I chose a simple zig zage stitch. A blanket stitch is another classic choice.

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

And you are done!

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

Try appliqueing a number on your child’s shirt for a fun and personalized Birthday shirt. Or maybe cut out letters and personalize a pillow case or make an extra special Christmas stocking. The options are limitless!

Next up in our DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume series is another fast and easy project-how to make a head band!  Check back tomorrow!

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