I just made this for a baby shower. I thought they turned out super-cute and can't wait to see my new nephew in them!
I got the idea from this blogpost on TipJunkie. The download file and instructions are available here as free printable from Parties by Hardie.
I hadn't used the iron-on transfers before and was really happy with how easy they were to use and how well they stood up to the wash. One of them got a little damaged, but I think it looks cool.
I gave them as a gift along with a frame with 12 windows, one for each month's picture. Now all we need is the baby to arrive!
I used these supplies:
3 sheets of Avery T-Shirt Transfers for Inkjet Printers
These are packs of 4 and come in sleeveless, short sleeve and long-sleeve options. I bought one pack of the short-sleeves in each of these sizes: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. I loved the long-sleeved ones, but trying to figure out what months would be long-sleeves vs. short-sleeves gave me a headache!
My spiffy HP Photosmart D110 e-All-in-one printer
& my trusty Rowenta Focus iron
Download the file and print the transfers onto the Avery transfer paper. Follow the instructions provided with the transfer paper. I used the inverted images provided in the download file.
Cut out the transfers, stay close to the edge of the colored circle but leave a bit of non-printed white on the edge.
Assemble your onesies by size. I used newborn size for month 1, 3 month size for months 2 thru 5, 6-month size for months 6 thru 8, 9-month size for months 9 thru 11 and 12-month size for finale month 12.
Step 4: Setup an ironing cloth (or a pillowcase!) on a hard surface. Iron the onesie to remove any dampness, then lay the transfer face-down and press with hot iron for 1 minute. Make sure to cover the entire transfer.
Step 6: Wash in cool water (and Dreft), dry on low & touch up with iron.