Using scraps of fabric and iron-on fusible webbing is an easy way to decorate tops and tote bags! At my friend’s baby shower, each guest had a chance to make a special onesie for the baby. We made it even easier for guests by doing the first three steps ahead of time and by providing them with a range of “baby boy” shapes to use as templates!
Fabric to decorate (onesie, t-shirt, pillowcase, bib, tote bag etc!)
Pre-washed/shrunken fabric scraps
Fusible webbing like HeatNBond or Wonder Under
Iron and ironing board
Needle and matching thread (optional, but recommended for items that will receive heavy wear)
1. Pr-heat iron on silk setting.
2. Cut fusible webbing into a rectangle about the same size as fabric scrap.
3. Set fusible webbing, paper side up, on the back of the fabric. Iron lightly for 1-2 seconds.
4. Draw or trace shapes onto the paper backing. The final ironed-on shape will be a mirror image, so be sure to draw your letters or other directional shapes backwards.
5. Cut out shape.
6. Peel off backing paper.
7. Place shape right-side up on the onesie in desired spot. Set with iron, 3-5 seconds.
8. Optional: For an ultra long-lasting hold, stitch around the edges of the fabric.