Onesie Iron-ons: Free Applique Designs

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No-Sew Iron On Onesie Appliques

I’ve been really excited this week about these free applique designs that we made for you!  They can be printed from your own computer onto Iron on Fabric Transfers.  So where did the inspiration come from?  I went to a baby shower once where there was a “onesie station.”  We all sat around with fabric paint and markers and decorated onesies.  I thought it was fun and an adorable idea, but none of the onesies turned out cute enough that the mom would actually put them on her kid.  I have seen some adorable appliques that you sew on, but I like to minimize sewing as much as possible!

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Use the Free Applique Designs for A Baby Shower Onesie Station

The fun thing about these is they don’t cost very much to make, and you can make them very quickly!  You can also customize them however you’d like , which would make them fun for a baby shower station.  I added iron on rick rack to the birds, and buttons for  eyes, and you can add bows or flowers to the necklace design.  We also included some 1-12 , month onesie appliques for keeping track of your baby’s growth!  Don’t pay for these on Etsy when you can easily print them off from your computer and iron them right on!  If you do these for a baby shower, you can either have the designs already ironed on and then let everyone customize and give them some “bling,” or you can have a separate little area for cutting and ironing, and another for customizing.  We have free applique designs  for boys coming soon, so make sure and subscribe to the blog to keep updated.  Tie and suspenders anyone?

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The birdie design before I added the buttons and rick rack

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I used size 3-9 month onesies

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Here are some tips:

*Fabric transfers:  If you buy these from your local store (I bought mine at walmart), make sure you get them from the office supplies section and not the craft section!  I learned the hard way.  The ones from the craft section do not work at all!

*Follow the directions.  Iron on a hard surface, and when you think its ready test one of the corners first.  The paper should peel away without too much force.

* Print onto computer paper to make sure everything fits on the onesie correctly before you use up one of your transfer papers.  If you are using a newborn onesie, you can use the snipping tool, or powerpoint, or whatever program you like to use to shrink things down a little bit.  On the pdf file, just go to “Edit”, then “take as snapshot” and then paste it into your program.

*We are offering these to you for free.  We’d love it if you would like our blog on Facebook or subscribe as a thank you!

Have fun!  I’d love to see how you end up using them!

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Check out my post on using iron on transfer paper to make your own felt pieces for a flannel board!

Tina M
I'm six-foot tall mother of two and I'm enjoying the view! I use blogging as my creative outlet, swimming as my physical outlet, and the rest of my life revolves around my husband and girls (18 months apart). I enjoy warm summer rain, eating peanut butter by the spoonful, having dance parties with my husband and kids and I avoid folding laundry at all cost
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  1. Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies says

    Omg these are adorable! What a great idea. Maybe I should go buy some colored ink :)

  2. says

    That is a brilliant idea! What a fun thing to do at a party! That was very sweet of you to share the designs too, thank you! And thank you so much for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday today!

  3. says

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  4. says

    These are so cute! I wish I would have found something like this when my son was a baby! Thank you for stopping by Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursdays to share this!

  5. says

    These are just adorable, and such a wonderful idea. I love the pearls and can just see a little girlie-girl wearing that onesie! Thank you so much for the transfers!

  6. Stephanie Anderson says

    Very cute!!! I love this idea and thank you SO much for putting the printables on here for FREE. I’ll definitely be printing these off to make a onesie station for my sister’s baby shower this weekend.

    • says

      You’re so welcome Stephanie! Have fun…just remember to “mirror” the images on anything with text or numbers or they will be backwards :)

  7. Melissa says

    Love this! Do you know how well it holds up in the wash? I would love to make some of these but I don’t want it to come off when I throw it in the washer!

    • says

      Melissa, I have had some last through several washes and are still holding up great, and I also have a couple that have started to peel after the first 1-2 washes. I think the difference is how well they are ironed on to begin with. Make sure the edges are all ironed really firmly :)

  8. Elizabeth says

    Has anyone else had a hard time with the giraffe pdfs? I keep getting a onesie in the background. The other files are fine.

  9. Wanda says

    I’m so excited about these iron ons, by daughter is having a girl and this is my first grandbaby, thought the onsies station is an awesome idea, thanks a million

  10. says

    Thank you for sharing! I have plain white onesies we received at a baby shower and iron-on transfer paper I used for a different project. It may look like a no-brainer but I’m so glad I stumbled across this idea on your page. Maybe being pregnant and raising a toddler has made me brainless… Anyway, thanks!


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