Intro: Decorating a Onesie With a Permanent Marker
This instructable will teach you how to draw on a onesie with a permanent marker to personalize your gifts. This also works for tshirts.
Step 1: Supplies
onesies (prewash all clothing)
source images (clip art is a good source)
Additional but Not Needed
Step 2: Preparing the Clothing
Start with an image you want to use and place it where you plan to draw it in. Get a larger piece of freezer paper and iron it to the inside to the onesie. This will stiffen it so you can easily draw and prevent the marker from bleeding through.
Turn the onesie inside out and iron the freezer paper onto the front.
Step 3: Trace Your Image
I used a light box for this one but some I did freehand. You can sketch the image out with a pencil and then go over in marker. If you don't have a light box remember the fabric is very thin and you should be able to get a good idea of the lines in your image just by seeing it underneath and then trace over with a pencil.
I like to start with black outlines and then add color off the light box. In order for colors not to run together skip around the image so that recently colored parts have time to dry.
Step 4: Freehand
I wanted a baby tramp stamp and the images I made were fairly simple. I also wanted one that was more doodle freehand. The baby tramp stamp was sketched out in pencil (which didn't show up well in pictures) and the other was not. Be brave! This is a hand drawn gift and they will (better) like it.
Step 5: Problems!!
You've forgotten how to color in the lines, haven't you? It's a good thing you have bleach and cotton swabs handy. Clean up and overflow very carefully and let dry.
Step 6: All Done!
Iron over all of the images and leave them alone for a few hours then wash and dry everything.The first time I tried this I washed them right away and colors bled everywhere and faded. Learn from my mistakes!