My First Christmas SVG Project – Baby Onesie With Siser Glitter HTV

This is a really simple sparkly Christmas onesie I made for a friend’s new baby!

 

We’re in New Zealand for Christmas, and the 25th of December is the middle of summer – it’s usually a very hot and sunny day!

 

This Christmas onesie for babies is all they will need on this side of the world! 🙂 Depending on where you are in the world, you may need to use a full body onesie rather than the short sleeved type I’m using!

 

Glitter Iron On Christmas Onesie

 

christmas onesie

 

I’m using a My First Christmas SVG from Creative Fabrica, and I’m cutting it in Siser glitter HTV.

 

We’ll share some more ‘My First Christmas’ SVGs at the end of this post!

 

Christmas Onesie For Baby

 

I downloaded the SVG file and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space.

 

Now I’m going to change the colors of my design and choose what size I need it to be. I’ll make my design about 5 inches wide for my baby onesie.

 

christmas onesie for babies

 

After choosing the size and colors, I can take a look at the design in the mat preview.

 

Since I’m using heat transfer vinyl (iron on) on my onesie, I’m going to mirror all of the mats. The Cricut machine will cut it out in reverse, and when I transfer the design onto the garment, it will appear the right way around.

 

christmas onesie for kids

 

To cut Siser glitter HTV I have set the dial on the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine to ‘custom’, and have selected ‘glitter iron on’ from the materials listed. Now I’m all ready to cut.

 

siser glitter htv cricut explore air 2

 

I’ve placed the Siser glitter HTV shiny side down (carrier sheet facing down) on my standard mat.

 

boys christmas onesie

 

It is really hard to see the cut lines in glitter HTV, since it is so glittery!

 

Although I didn’t in this project, I recommend you use weeding boxes around your designs. This will make weeding easier, especially if you have small and intricate designs. Alternatively, something like the Cricut BrightPad will also help a lot!

 

how to weed glitter htv

 

Now I’m going to weed all the different colored pieces in my design with my Cricut weeder. Glitter heat transfer is so pretty that I hate having to waste any of it!!

 

first christmas onesie

 

Next I turned on my Power Press heat press, set it to 320°F, and waited a few minutes for it to reach temperature. Then I pre-pressed the baby onesie for a couple seconds to remove any moisture and wrinkles from the garment.

 

I also folded my onesie in half and pressed it for another couple seconds, so that a line would be pressed down the middle of the onesie. This will help me line up my transfer.

 

If you have one, or you are able to buy one, it’s best to use a heat press pillow within your garment. Especially for smaller garments like baby onesies.

 

Placing a heat press pillow within the baby onesie will raise the area that is being transferred onto, which will allow for better pressure. Otherwise, the press will put more pressure on any seams, domes and pockets rather than applying adequate pressure onto your transfer. Use heat press pillows for pre-pressing as well.

 

my first christmas onesie

 

Starting with my first line of text, I folded the carrier sheet in half. Then I matched up the fold in the carrier sheet with the center line on my baby onesie.

 

I repeated this step with my second line of text, so that I knew my design was perfectly positioned in the middle of the garment.

 

I usually place my designs about 3 fingers down from the collar. Now I’m all ready to press it.

 

newborn christmas onesie

 

I placed a teflon sheet over my design to protect it from the press, and then pressed it at 320°F for 15 seconds with firm pressure. Siser recommends 15-20 seconds for glitter heat transfer vinyl.

 

toddler christmas onesie

 

After 15 seconds I removed my garment from the press and let it cool for a few seconds, as Siser glitter is a warm peel. I like to remove the carrier sheet, and then press it for the remaining 5 seconds without it, so that I know it is well adhered.

 

If you remove the carrier sheet, make sure you use a Teflon sheet if pressing it again.

 

infant christmas onesie

 

Baby’s First Christmas Onesie

 

All done – what a fun custom gift this is! I think I’ll be making a few more of these – maybe even matching toddler and baby shirts for my two girls.

 

baby's first christmas onesie

 

I love Siser glitter – perfect for Christmas time!

 

christmas pajama onesie

 

My First Christmas SVGs

 

Check out these other ‘My First Christmas’ cut files:

 

Or there’s another Siser Glitter HTV project here – for those who enjoy a bit of Mary Poppins!

 

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