Wash the babygrow beforehand, leave to dry and iron to remove any creases. Make sure you have all your materials to hand before you start. You can see everything you need at a glance in our photo. Insert the cardboard inside the garment to ensure the ink doesn’t bleed through the fabric.
First, think up a nice motif and make a template of it out of paper or card. Or simply print out a copy of our “Storm Pooper” template. The motif can be transferred in one of two ways: the first is to slip the template inside the babygrow so that the motif shows through the fabric. It may help if you put a light source underneath (a light pad or the torch on a smartphone). You then use the pencil to transfer the picture onto the fabric. The other way is to use coloured carbon paper for tracing (from a shop that sells dressmaking supplies). This is placed against the fabric to be marked, then you lay the template on top and trace over the design.
Now copy the design straight onto the fabric using the pale green textile pen (colour 034) and colour it in. Once you’ve finished your design, we recommend you iron the fabric to set the ink. The garment will then be able to withstand wash cycles of up to 60°C.
Products and materials
- Baby grow, bodysuit or T-shirt
- Coloured carbon paper for tracing (from a shop that sells dressmaking supplies)
- Piece of cardboard
- An iron
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