Creating personalized baby clothes doesn’t have to be difficult. Today let’s personalize our onesie by adding some color! This project is very simple: just dye your fabric!
If you are anything like me, this will be the first time that you’ve dyed fabric since that tie-dye experiment in high school. I was nervous about it beforehand because I knew it was going to make a huge mess. Fortunately, I was wrong.
What you will need:
- Fabric Dye (I used Rit brand)
- Rubber Gloves
- Pre-washed white onesie
- Salt and
- Liquid Laundry Detergent (these last two ingredients may vary depending on your fabric dye selection)
Carefully follow the instructions for the fabric dye you selected. Rit has directions for dying fabric in your washing machine, your sink, your stove, or a bucket. I chose my stainless steel kitchen sink and it worked great. I swirled my fabric in the dye bath for 10 minutes (the minimum recommended). Of course during the process I had an itch right between my eyes. Aah! Can. Not. Scratch!
After: (I apologize for no pictures during the dying process, but I lacked another able body to act as photographer, and I wasn’t going to dye my camera teal.)
I dyed a white shirt at the same time as the onesie. Despite being the same exact dye bath, the color turned out slightly different. That is most likely because the shirt was about 20% polyester versus the 100% cotton onesie.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post and I will add some additional personality to this onesie, if changing its color is not enough for you.
Tagsapplique bib blanket boys cheap cheap baby clothes crochet dress dye easy embellish etsy fabric girls clothing giveaway Handmade Baby Clothes handmade baby gear hats heidi&finn infant boy clothes infant girl clothes infant girls clothes inspiration kids clothing week challenge knit linen men's shirt neutral onesie onesies pants pattern patterns Personalized Baby Clothes pocket recycle sew shirring shoes skirt sleep sack smocking tutorial unisex upcycle