I am frequently asked how I make my applique onesies for the twins. They are actually pretty easy once you know the steps and only cost around $3 each to make (with nothing on sale). They are even no-sew if you choose!! :) This time I am making a cute St Louis Cardinals onesie for Liam.
Designs drawn on the steam-a-seam. I like silver colored sharpies to trace. You can see the design when cutting but its not so dark that you can see it when the onesie is finished.
Cut them out crudely, don't worry about detail here.
Peel the glue side off of the protective coating and stick to the wrong side of your fabric (the wrong side is the part you don't want showing on your finished product).
Cut your shape out using your traced lines as a guide. I try to cut just inside my lines so that the marker isn't on my applique.
Place a piece of paper or cardboard inside your onesie to make sure it doesn't glue together if any seeps thru. Layer your pieces exactly where you want them, once ironed you can not move them.
You can machine or hand stitch around the edges of your applique just to make it look nice but it is not necessary. This is the first one I haven't stitched and it washes just fine. I try to avoid machine drying bc I am afraid it will re-melt the glue but my handmade onesies have snuck into the dryer a few times and turned out fine. Hope this helps anyone interested in trying this out! Each of these onesies took about 45 minutes from start to finish but a simpler design can be accomplished very quickly.