So it’s July and for all you football fans out there you know it’s never too early in the season to start preparing. This year, my husband who is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan, (yes that’s right I said Buffalo Bills) has another wonderful reason to be excited about. Not only do the Bills have a new coach and a better team than ever but this February I gave birth to a baby boy and now my husband has a son to watch football with! Before this we were a house of 4 girls (none of which are football fans) and him.
I will now show you how to make a Football onesie with your favorite sports team logo on it. You can even tailor it for a t-shirt for older children or even you!
I have made many of these “homemade”, DIY outfits for my kids before and they really appreciate them and they look adorable. If you go on ETSY, you will spend a pretty penny on these custom outfits but you may have most of the items in your house already!
Things you will need:
First, you will need to find an image on the internet for your favorite team. Copy the logo or image into your word processor. You can even add your little ones name to make it really special.
* Disclaimer I am not recommending your take image that you don’t own. You could always try to get permission from owner of the images.
Mirror the image in printer settings before you print and center it on page.
Insert your iron on paper into the printer and print.
Follow the directions on the printer paper but they should go something like this:
Cut out images and leave a small border of room around it.
Place the image faced down on the desired area of onesie or t-shirt
Heat iron fully for about 5 minutes before you start
Working from the middle out press on hold iron firmly over image center for 20 seconds. Then the right side and left side. Try and cover as much as the image as you can each time you lift and reset iron. Don’t forget to push out to the edges.
Peel off the transfer paper slowly from the corner if it is sticking you need to iron again
TIP: If you do not want to buy the blank iron-on paper transfers, you can purchase inexpensive ones off eBay with images already printed on the transfer. I suggest doing this if your printer does not print GREAT colored images. My printer Epson WF-2530, only prints mediocre photos at best so for a more vivid photo transfer I would next time order one or purchase a better quality printer. However, I think this one still came out adorable. These personalized shirts are great for 1st birthday outfits or any special occasion!
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*While I was making this onesie, my iron had turned the image slightly yellow. If you see this is happening lighten up on the pressure you are using with the iron or turn down the temperature of the iron.
You don't want to use the steam option on your iron when you are using transfers.