Gold Heart Onesie tutorial

If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE crafting for new my baby girl! Its just so much fun! And I’m kind of obsessed with my latest little girl craft….a gold heart onesie! It turned out better than I imagined. As soon as it was done, I shared this picture on my instagram. I am loving all things metallic right now. Especially gold! So of course I went with a gold heart for my sweet girl. This oneie is adorable with her arrow leggings!

Gold Heart Onesie

gold heart topDoesn’t little Desi look completely adorable in her new gold heart onesie? Her cheeks are so smooshy. Love them!! {the onesie is from my fave store with the bulls eye, in case you were wondering.}gold heart onesie

Now adding a simple heart or any decal to a shirt is super easy with your Silhouette cutting tool. {no sewing required!!} All you need is some Heat Transfer {I got mine from Happy Crafters. They carry several brands of Heat Transfer, so there is tons of colors/finishes to pick from!}, Silhouette tool, iron, fabric.

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial

How to use Silhouette Heat Transfer

I used my Silhouette Portrait for this craft.

1. First, design your decal in the Silhouette Studio software.

2. Load your Heat Transfer material into your Silhouette tool without a cutting mat with the plastic side DOWN.

3. Then cut your shape out using the Heat Transfer to use heat transfer

4. Weed out your decal from the extra heat transfer material.

5. Place the decal onto your shirt with the plastic side UP this time. Place a piece of scrap fabric over the top and iron for 45-60 seconds. My iron was set to the second hottest cotton setting and I did 45 seconds exactly. {see tips below}

TIPS: Press very firmly with your iron. I like to add a towel or several layers of fabric underneath the shirt to prevent the metal bars in my ironing board to make an appearance on my hear transfer.

IMPORTANT TIP: Make sure you use a timer so that the seconds are exact. I like to use the stopwatch feature on my phone.

How to Tell if the Heat Transfer is “Done” TIP: When done correctly, the heat transfer will appear to almost melt into the fabric. If it looks like it is merely “sitting” or “resting” on top of the fabric, you need to iron longer. If your heat transfer material is shiny and splotchy, you have ironed it for too long and burned it. :(

silhouette heat transfer6. Allow to cool for a few seconds and then remove the clear plastic layer from your design. {be careful not to burn your fingers!}

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Have you crafted with Heat Transfer before? What do you like it?

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Happy Crafters. I received free products to try. All opinions are completely mine!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    So cute! This is why I need a silhouette. I just bought my daughter a dress from Old Navy with a giant gold heart, and now she wants one on all her clothes, lol! Your daughter is adorable!! : )

    1. 1.1

      Thanks, Ashley! How cute is your little girl? I totally agree, gold hearts should be on everything! haha Thanks for stopping by!

  2. 2

    Hi Linda! What an adorable baby! I think she looks like you! The onesie is so cute! I’ve never used heat transfer since the vinyl is pretty expensive, but this makes me want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

    1. 2.1

      Thank you, Felecia! She is a little mini me and I love it! Heat transfer can be a bit pricey, but when it goes on sale, its not so bad. Thanks for stopping by! xo

  3. 4

    Hello :) I was just wondering does it lift at all? With wear or washing? Great post :)

    1. 4.1

      My little girl has worn this for a couple months {its getting a bit tight now} but I’ve washed it about every week and have not had any issues with it peeling or anything. It looks just as good as it did when I first added it!

  4. 5

    I suffer from depression and I am going through a horrible divorce. Crafting and DIY projects have always been a passion of mine, but, now more than ever, have helped me cope with all that I am going through and feel accomplished.

  5. 6

    Hi, Do you by any chance know how to make this heart material but in a shamrock shape for st patricks day? I would like to have a onesie with a large gold shamrock in the middle of it. Can you sell me soemthing like this or the shamrock? I don’t have the silouhette maker.

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