This tie-dye onesie comes out with fun, sporadic blotches, but you can mix it up by folding and binding the onesie differently or by incorporating more than one colour.
Wet the onesie, wring it out, so it's only slightly damp, and scrunch it a bit so it's not too smooth.
Place a pencil (or another sharp object, like a chopstick) in the centre of the onesie and spin it around so that the material twists around it.
Using rubber bands, bind the twisted onesie together so that it ends up forming a tight ball.
Put gloves on and follow the directions on your fabric dye to prepare it. Then pour the dye over some of the sections created by the rubber bands, wrap it up in cling film and allow it to rest for at least 12 hours.
Once the time is up, unwrap the onesie and hang it up to allow it to dry completely.
Wash the onesie before you allow your baby to wear it (fabric dyes can be harsh on baby skin). If you are concerned about the tie-dye fading, you can also use a fabric dye fixative to seal it.
Although, personally, I find it adorable, you don’t have to use this template on your baby's onesie. If there's a different shape or silhouette that you prefer — there are lots online — use it instead and follow the steps.
Fold the onesie in half to figure out where the centre is.
Print and cut out the hand template and centre it on the onesie. Then place washi tape on the back.
Using washi tape, stick the template to the onesie and flatten it as much as possible.
Stick paper scraps around the template so that no paint can escape.
Dip the sponge into the textile paint and dab at the template, creating a print on the onesie.
Peel off the template and allow the print to dry.
Lift up the top of the onesie and place the writing underneath so that you can see it through the material.
Pull the material tight so you can better see the writing. Then, using a textile pen, trace the words.
This is such a fun technique and can be used with all kinds of shapes, silhouettes and even letters that spell out words. Make sure to mix it up with fun colours and fabric
Print and cut out the squirrel template and then place it on the left side of the material and trace around it. Next, cut out the eye from the template and trace that on another piece of fabric.
Using the material scissors, cut out the fabric templates.
Place binding to the back of the squirrel template and use a hot iron to attach it to the onesie. Then use the binding to attach the eye patch and then, finally, the eye.
Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the outside of the squirrel.
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