Sunday, April 08, 2012

Custom First Year Babysuits, One for Each Month


I recently made these custom one piece bodysuits for a friend that loves to take photos of her kids each month. I saw the idea on the Martha Stewart Show and loved it! I was so happy when I had the opportunity to try it out myself.

Martha Stewart provides templates for the 12 months, you can get them here.  I wanted mine to be more custom so I created my own, you can get my templates here.


This is a relatively easy process although I have to admit, it was quite time consuming to create the templates. I used a free program, Paint.net, to create the templates. It isn't the easiest program to use but it is free. I am sure if I had real design software, or Paint.net skills, I could have done it much faster.


Once the templates were made, the rest of the process was easy. I printed off the templates using iron on transfer paper. Then I cut out each circle. I customized each with the babies name (that is the blurred out part.) The name I cut out separately.

I used three 0-3 months, three 3-6 months, three 6-9 months, three 12 months. The bodysuits seem to come in quantity packages that don't correspond with this project well, on the positive side, it gives you a few to try and mess up on, or extra blank ones to give the mom.

If you make these or some of your own design, let me know, would love to see! Craft on.




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