Onesies are one-piece t-shirts that snap in between the legs, but they are more than just undies. They can be decorated in countless ways with fabric markers, buttons, gems, embroidery floss and more. Decorating Onesies is also a fantastic baby shower activity for party guests and for crafty parents, friends and relatives of a newborn baby girl. Forget about buying expensive tees with cute embellishments. Plain varieties are easy to decorate and personalize in unique and extremely cute ways.
The following decorating options are intended solely for newborn infant’s clothing. Older babies that are capable of pulling off or picking up detached embellishments should not wear them. Some present a choking, inhalation and/or an obstruction hazard. Be sure to exercise commonsense when making and decorating clothing for a baby.
Add Text with Fabric Markers or Acrylic Paint
Newborn Onesies are easy to decorate with fabric markers or paint, especially for a baby girl. Use stencils to create text and surrounding designs. Be sure to slide a piece of cardboard inside to prevent the paint or ink from seeping through to the other side. Create freehand text, or use a stencil to make perfect letters. You can enjoy decorating and creating Onesies with words and unique designs that are not available in stores.
Decorate Around the Text with Sparkling Gems
After decorating the fabric with text and allowing the paint or ink to fully dry, decorate around the lettering with sparkling gems. Attach faux jewels or crystals with strong clear-drying adhesive. Trim the sleeves with frilly lace to make fancier one-piece outfits. Your newborn baby girl will look like a little diva in her glitzy and glamorous Onesies, especially when they are paired with layered tulle skirts. She will look like a little princess.
Tie-Dye Newborn Onesies in Pretty Pastel Hues
Plain white Onesies are also fun and very easy to tie-dye. Twist and secure the fabric with rubber bands, and use dye of your choice to create random designs. The article entitled How to Make and Use Natural Blueberry Dye provides instructions for dying fabrics without using chemical products. The resulting hue is gorgeous, especially for a newborn baby girl. Unsweetened drink mix is also fantastic dye for decorating Onesies in a rainbow of colors.
Add Cute Button Blooms with Embroidered Foliage
If you want to decorate Onesies for your newborn baby girl without using paint, markers or dye of any variety, consider using flat plastic buttons to create pretty blooms. Surround a yellow or orange button with circles of colorful button blooms. Use embroidery floss to hand-stitch attached stems and foliage. If desired, create sparkling centers using clear-drying glue and fine glitter. No matter how you choose to decorate the fabric, your newborn baby girl will look exceptionally cute in her unique new Onesies that no one else will have.
Source: Advanced Crafting Experience