Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Onsie Designs with my Cricut Imagine!

Yesterday I shared with you my design for the Creative Critterz Imaginations blog.  Today I'd like to show you two more onsie designs that I made yesterday afternoon (in between loads of laundry, lol!). If you'd like step-by-step directions, you can refer to yesterday's post here.

I originally bought a 3-pack of solid white onsies and I had two left in the pack that I wanted to personalize, as well.  I will put them all into a gift bag for my youngest granddaughter's first birthday.

These onsies were so easy to make!  I chose an image on my cartridge, printed and cut it out using printable fabric, and ironed it onto the front of the onsie.  I chose to do some additional stitching with my sewing machine, but not to worry--if you don't sew, it certainly didn't require it.  The printable fabric I used has fusible webbing on the back that irons on beautifully.  If you are using your Cricut Imagine, just make sure to buy printable fabric made for ink jet printers and *NOT* laser printers.  I found mine at Office Max.

The cartridges I used for these two onsies are Nursery Tails and Imagine More Cards.  In yesterday's St. Patrick's Day project, I used the layer feature and cut multiple shamrocks and a separate sentiment to add to my project.  For the onsie below, however, I did not use layers--I printed and cut this image in one piece and added some button embellishments for dimension.
As you can see above, I stitched around the perimeter of the design and then added baby buttons to each of the butterflies. I also added eyelet trim around the onsie neckline, below.
The next onsie was done in two layers, since I wanted to change the background pattern.
I had purchased a package of several socks and wanted to match the colors in these purple ones, so I chose layers and cut the background in a purple pattern.  Then I printed the bird, cage, flower and sentiment in one image, deleting all the remaining layers.
With my sewing machine, I sewed a zigzag stitch around the purple background and added some eyelet trim along the bottom.
If you click on the image, you should be able to see that I also stitched around the sentiment, along the edges of the cage, and added two buttons and a bow for a little extra dimension.

These projects were super easy to make and didn't take long at all!  It was easy to make one-of-a-kind ensembles for Lil' Sissy's first birthday and I know she'll look so adorable wearing them!

Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see you again soon!



  1. Those are just as cute as the first one you made.
    DIL expecting second grandchild. I think I'll need to personalize some of these. Just got Superman & Batman cartridges so I see some t-shirts for the three year old.


  2. These are so cute, what a great gift idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are just TOO cute!!! I definitely have to try this soon. Such a cute idea and so easy to make it personable. :)