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DIY: Embroidered Fish Onesie

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You don’t need to be a sewing expert to master this super-cool DIY craft! This is a fun and easy way to decorate a plain onesie that makes a great baby shower gift. Best of all, it only requires simple embroidery skills!

Supplies:

  • 1 plain onesie
  • fabric paint
  • freezer paper
  • paint brush
  • embroidery thread
  • needle
  • pen
  • scissors
  • round top (you can use a tape dispenser as shown below)
  • iron

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut a piece of freezer paper as long as your onesie is wide and about 2 inches high. Using a round surface like the top of a tape dispenser, draw circles onto the freezer paper.

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Step 2: Cut out the freezer paper along the lines you have drawn, and iron it onto the onesie.

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Step 3: Stuff a piece of paper inside the onsie and lay it flat, so it serves as a protective layer in between the front of the onesie and the back as you paint. Paint the front of the onsie—from the freezer paper to the bottom—with blue fabric paint. 

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Step 4: Wait for the paint to dry and then tear off the paper.

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Step 5: Grab your embroidery thread/needle, and poke holes with the needle into the onesie where you want to embroider.

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Step 6: Start embroidering! Need help? Click here for for detailed embroidery instructions.

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Step 7: Use your imagination! You can make a big fish, a little fish, and even some bubbles!

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