DIY baby t-shirts
October 27, 2007 7:39 PM   Subscribe

I have a 3 week old baby boy, about 30 plain onesies and a package of iron-on printer paper...

Any funny/sweet/clever ideas what I can make??
posted by beccaj to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (25 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Universal symbol for 'onesie' would be interesting.
posted by littlegreenlights at 7:55 PM on October 27, 2007

Formatted as if on a Theater Marquee: "Now Playing: /your kid's name/"
posted by alms at 8:10 PM on October 27, 2007

Something like this maybe?
posted by sanka at 8:12 PM on October 27, 2007 [2 favorites]

I've always thought these were cute, and they'd be pretty easy to make:

Fortune Cookie Onesie

Also, think back to all the dorky/kitsch/silly stuff when you were a kid, and throw those things on a shirt. I'd love to make my kids some Voltron, Thundercats, 80's Sayings (Frankie says Relax), etc shirts.

[On Preview] That Level-1 Human onesie is AWESOME!
posted by JibberJabber at 8:15 PM on October 27, 2007

"I'm with Stupid"?
posted by Oriole Adams at 8:43 PM on October 27, 2007

"My mom went through 27 hours of labor and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
posted by Oriole Adams at 8:44 PM on October 27, 2007

words are over rated on clothing, especially for a person who can't even read! I suggest poaching some of the awesome illustrations from old patents via google (like this). Since you have a large set of 30 you could also go with something like the international symbols which are available from the AIGA.
posted by bryanboyer at 8:57 PM on October 27, 2007

"party at my crib...three am."
posted by konolia at 9:00 PM on October 27, 2007

An arrow pointing to the mouth with a caption saying "Insert Coin"?
posted by hermitosis at 9:04 PM on October 27, 2007

From bryanboyer's post, I like the international symbol for nursery.
posted by lorrer at 9:11 PM on October 27, 2007 [1 favorite] has some awesome ideas
posted by cholly at 10:57 PM on October 27, 2007

shhh. what I do go to some of the better tshirt sites (think Threadless) save the nice big preview picture, take it in Photoshop, clean it up a little, and print.
Very cool.
posted by ShawnString at 4:13 AM on October 28, 2007

Boob man
posted by pearlybob at 4:15 AM on October 28, 2007

Achewood has some suggestions that are in extremely poor taste. The first one is less so than the second.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 4:54 AM on October 28, 2007

I've always loved this "I can't read" onesie, but it's sooo overpriced. I love things that state the obvious.

They also used to have one that said "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," but it's discontinued.
posted by lampoil at 5:09 AM on October 28, 2007

My sister and I made one for our nephew that said "Not Labeled For Individual Sale"
posted by doift at 6:07 AM on October 28, 2007

Thanks for the great ideas and it gave me a couple others...
Customizing something at the church sign generator and writing his name on the Necco heart generator. (If any one knows of any others of those "generators" let me know!
posted by beccaj at 7:33 AM on October 28, 2007

Those sign generators are a cute idea. The concert-ticket generator, while maybe not quite right for a onesie, would make a cool baby announcement - plenty of room for dates and digits, "produced by" lines, etc.
posted by boomchicka at 11:15 AM on October 28, 2007

iPod baby. Rub my tummy and turn the volume down!
posted by barnone at 12:04 PM on October 28, 2007

Plain white onesie, black print - Large type on front : "BABY"

Barcode on butt.
posted by pupdog at 3:46 PM on October 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

pupdog's idea, but make sure you use stencil-style lettering for that generic look.
posted by nax at 4:12 PM on October 28, 2007

My boyfriend and I were talking about this the other day! I wanted to make an "I'm A Stupid Baby" shirt from this Simpsons episode ("Stupid babies need the most attention!")

If you've got a more sick sense of humor, "Bake at 350 degrees."

(Sigh... it's probably a good thing that I'm not going to have children anytime soon.)
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:06 PM on October 28, 2007

Metroid, don't feel bad, I wanted one with the dotted lines showing the different cuts (similar to this) but was soundly chastised...
posted by pupdog at 5:23 PM on October 28, 2007

We got an AB/CD onesie for my sister-in-law's baby girl. It was really funny 'cause her dad likes metal. That should be pretty easy to replicate.
posted by KathyK at 6:11 AM on October 29, 2007

I did an iPood one for my niece, in an appropriate font.

I love the AB/CD one too, but that's best on a black onesie, in my opinion.
posted by pyjammy at 1:23 PM on October 29, 2007

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