June 11, 2012

Assistant Coach Baby Onesie

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A pregnant friend of mine told me about an assistant coach onesie she had seen before conceiving, but was unable to find it again for purchase once becoming pregnant. Based off her verbal description, I set out to recreate the onesie she had once seen. 

This was my first experience with freezer paper stenciling, and let me tell you, it is now my new favorite craft technique. I had no idea it would be this easy to get crisp professional looking results without using vinyl and without using a cutting machine. I almost titled this post imitation vinyl because with no special effort on my part, I was able to create crisp and defined margins for pseudo vinyl looking results.

I gifted this onesie as part of my friend's baby shower gift for her first son. It was a fun gift to both make and give. If you've never tried freezer paper stenciling, click here for a great tutorial to help you get started. 
I'm not sure if it matters, but for my project I used Tulip brand fabric paint - the variety labeled slick. I also highly recommend using a craft knife. Another trick, composed and resize the text on your computer screen and then traced directly onto the freezer paper. 

Happy Crafting!!

Linked up: C.R.A.F.TCraft O ManiacLines AcrossCowgirl Up!Destination Craft, Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, Sugarbee Crafts, Uncommon, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Bear Rabbit Bear, Sew Much Ado, Positively Splendid


  1. Oh my goodness, this is PRECIOUS. What an adorable baby gift.

  2. This turned out so great!!! I am sure that she loved it!

  3. Cute idea! Thanks for linking up Cowgirl Up!
    Hope you'll be back each week.
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

  4. Love this!!! So freakin' cute!

  5. SO cute! So glad you linked this to Things I've Done Thursday!

  6. Adorable !! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! We are featuring this on our FB page today! :)

  7. Featuring YOU tonight! Thanks so much for linking up!


  8. Thank you soooo much for my giveaway prize! I haven't tried the freezer paper stencil before, and now, thanks to you...I have everything I need to make one of these too cute {shirts} for my little guy! Love it...his big sister and brother will be playing soccer this fall, and I think he should have a cute shirt like this to be a part of the action too!
    Thank you! Thank you!