I was inspired by ThinkGeek on the onesies and t-shirt for this project. Well, let’s face it, I copied them. But hey, I hand dyed the onesies and made all my own stencils - that has to count for something right? ;-) Speaking of copying, er, highly leveraging… I also had a blast making the felt “paper” airplane mobile that I first saw here on Prudent Baby. I’ve had this idea on my to-do list for a long time and was stoked to finally have the perfect opportunity to make it.
All of these projects were really easy to make and easy to pick up and put down (unlike canning!). I’d also put it out there that hand dyeing onesies is WAY easier than you think it is and makes gifts that much more personalized. Typically I use powdered RIT dye and the stove top method. My advice: let it simmer as long as you can stand it. The longer you simmer it, the more consistent the color comes out. Sometimes, if you rush it, fabric can have a marbled look (darker/lighter spots).
As for stenciling on to fabric, I’m still a huge believer in the freezer paper method. It is pretty easy, just take your time and don’t drink a bunch of coffee before cutting them out with x-acto knife. For so many reasons! ;-) Here is a great freezer paper tutorial from one of my favorites, Dana Made It.