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Make your own baby 4th of July outfit with these free 4th of July SVG files and a video tutorial on making a cute DIY onesie.
I love patriotic crafts, how about you? Every year I usually make our family 4th of July t shirts that we actually wear year round because why not show off our pride any day of the year?
This year I made a couple of adorable baby 4th of July outfit onesies. I love making DIY onesies because you only need a little bit of iron-on vinyl… a perfect way to use up all the little scrap pieces of HTV if you are a hoarder like I am!
Along with showing you how to apply iron-on vinyl to baby onesies I have two 4th of July SVG files for you to make your own. You could also grab a God Bless America SVG File or Proud to be an American SVG file on my American shirts tutorial.I made a quick video tutorial on how to make these DIY onesies to show you how quick and easy it really is. Make sure to turn on the volume to hear all the instructions. There are also printable directions at the very bottom of the post.
Materials Needed for Baby 4th of July Outfit
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- baby onesies – I used these ones from Amazon
- Cricut cutting machine– always check prices between Cricut.com and Amazon (click links to compare!)
- Iron-on Vinyl – I used blue, black, and red sparkle holographic
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress mat or towel
- Teflon or protective sheet
FREE 4th of July SVG Files
I used my small EasyPress 2 for this project but you can also use an iron or heat press. If you’d like to learn more about the EasyPress family (which I love!), check out my EasyPress review.
These cute little patriotic baby clothes take just a few minutes to make. If you have Cricut Access you can find a file to use in there, or if you’d like to use one of mine download below.
How to Make a 4th of July Onesie
Once you’ve downloaded and then uploaded the file into Cricut Design Space ungroup them. (If you need help with them part, hop on over to my tutorial on uploading files to CDS).
Size them to how big you want them to be. Set to mirror setting on the preview page. Tip: Use the templates in CDS to add a baby onesie to your screen to see how it will look.
Apply iron-on vinyl to your Cricut mat with the shiny side down. Insert the mat and select iron-on vinyl setting and click the flashing button to go. (Again if you need additional instruction, check out my cutting and weeding HTV tutorial.)
Weed off the extra iron-on vinyl and get your EasyPress ready. Set temperature to 315F and time to 30 seconds.
How to Apply Iron-on Vinyl to Onesie
Once the EasyPress is preheated, place the onesie on the EasyPress mat or a towel and press for 3-5 seconds. This will get the moisture out of the cotton and help the iron-on vinyl to adhere through a ton of washings!
First off, I will usually lay all the vinyl on the onesie to see where I want things to go. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same as how the SVG file was.
Then I like to fold the onesie in half and press the seam so I know where the middle is.
Then I fold the iron-on vinyl in half and line up the creases.
Put as many lines on as you can without overlapping the plastic backings. I put on “Made” and “USA” and then pressed for about 5 seconds ( you don’t need to press for the whole 30 seconds yet since you will be pressing again with another layer).
Peel off the plastic backing. Add the other words and stars where you want them. Place a teflon or protective sheet over the entire onesie and press with light pressure for 30 seconds.
Peel off all the plastic backings.
Flip the 4th of July onesie over and press the back for 15 seconds and you’re done! Repeat for the second DIY baby onesie if you want to do two.
Make sure to check out how I easily made the 4th of July shoes by painting shoes with chalk paint!
Which baby 4th of July outfit do you like better?
Star Spangled Cutie
Made In The USA?
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Here are some printable directions…
- Download the 4th of July SVG files in post. Upload to CDS and size.
- Cut out of iron-on vinyl on mirror setting with shiny side down on mat.
- Weed off extra vinyl.
- Preheat EasyPress 2 to 315F. Place onesie on EasyPress mat or towel.
- Press for 3-5 seconds to remove moisture.
- Fold in half and press again to get middle crease.
- Fold iron-on in half and match up creases. Place as many pieces of vinyl on the onesie as you can can without plastic overlapping.
- Press with gentle pressure for 5 seconds. Remove plastic backing.
- Place rest of iron-on vinyl in place. Place protective or teflon sheet over entire onesie.
- Press for 30 seconds. Remove plastic backing.
- Flip over and press back for 15 seconds.
- Enjoy your cute DIY baby onesie!
Find FREE SVG and PNG downloads in post. Make sure to watch video tutorial for full detailed instructions.
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Have a creative day,