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really that simple? Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5703 posts
4th Aug '13

I was looking around Pinterest and Etsy because I thought it would be cool to get DS one of those onesies with like a bowtie and suspenders or his name and a 1 (for his birthday). Then while I was looking at them I started thinking maybe I could make my own for him, they look simple enough.



So if you make those, are they simple? How would I go about doing that?

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
4th Aug '13

I am a crafter who sells their creations, so others who sell them for a living will cringe when they hear me say, "yes, it really is that simple".



I honestly go on those sites and giggle at the price some moms price their stuff at, and say, "theres no way I'd pay even half that, since I can make it for cheaper!".



I know, you're not just paying for the actual item, you're paying for their time. And kudos to the moms who actually make a decent living at it. I do it as a hobby, (knitting DS a monkey hat and blanket, saw on pinterest for $45!), and I have made items for friends and sold a few, only because the material was expensive, and usually that is all I ask for.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5703 posts
4th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *33weeks*:</b>" I am a crafter who sells their creations, so others who sell them for a living will cringe when they ... [snip!] ... and I have made items for friends and sold a few, only because the material was expensive, and usually that is all I ask for. "</blockquote>




I totally didn't mean for that to sound offensive to anyone who does it. I just thought they were cool and easy. I've been trying to get a little more crafty and that seems like something perfect to do. I think it's awesome that people can make a decent living off selling stuff like that.

Cass Hole 3 kids; Shiloh, IL, United States 7585 posts
4th Aug '13

If it's just a digital print that you want to iron on to a onsie those are simple and you could probably do it yourself if you're familiar with PS or any other computer editing program.



If you want to sew on the fabric pieces I really have no idea because I couldn't sew to save my life BUT I believe there is iron transfer paper that you could use fabric with which would be pretty easy too. It would be as simple as making the shape, cutting it, and then ironing it.



I agree with the other poster, some people on Etsy really over charge...I am pretty much all digital but have even seen some ridiculously priced digital items that I could never imagine charging/paying someone for.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting Zeke's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *33weeks*:</b>" I am a crafter who sells their ... [snip!] ... that seems like something perfect to do. I think it's awesome that people can make a decent living off selling stuff like that."


Oh, no, you didn't offend me! lol



I think its awesome some moms can find others to pay their prices, I personally wouldn't. Especially on things that really are that simple to make.



Iron on transfers, that they didn't even create, then sell for $20...umm, why?



If there is something that I find unique and I can't recreate it, then I will buy it, but mostly, I go to those sites for inspiration!

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5703 posts
4th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Cass Hole:</b>" If it's just a digital print that you want to iron on to a onsie those are simple and you could probably ... [snip!] ... all digital but have even seen some ridiculously priced digital items that I could never imagine charging/paying someone for. "</blockquote>




Oh I'd have no idea how to even do the digital print one. I'm decent at sewing so I'd go that route. Would something like the transfer paper be at Michael's or some craft store?



Yeah, some of the ones I've seen I was like that seems a bit much...

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5703 posts
4th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *33weeks*:</b>" Oh, no, you didn't offend me! lol I think its awesome some moms can find others to pay their prices, ... [snip!] ... is something that I find unique and I can't recreate it, then I will buy it, but mostly, I go to those sites for inspiration!"</blockquote>




Oh okay, good! Lol I was like no!



I haven't seen anything that didn't seem easy enough to recreate that I just had to have so I was like I wonder if I can do that haha.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting Zeke's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Cass Hole:</b>" If it's just a digital print that you want to ... [snip!] ... the transfer paper be at Michael's or some craft store? Yeah, some of the ones I've seen I was like that seems a bit much..."

Any hobby store, even found them at Walmart, but they can pretty cheapily made.



Look for Avex brand. They usually are known for labels and business cards you can print from home on your desktop.



And hobby stores sell kits that you can make and sell I suppose if you want to go that far, like the fancy head bows, headbands, purses, bags, etc. I saw those, and was like :shock: wow, they made an easy for me kit!



lol, I RARELY buy anything if I know I can make it myself.

Cass Hole 3 kids; Shiloh, IL, United States 7585 posts
4th Aug '13
Quoting Zeke's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Cass Hole:</b>" If it's just a digital print that you want to ... [snip!] ... the transfer paper be at Michael's or some craft store? Yeah, some of the ones I've seen I was like that seems a bit much..."


Yeah, I'm pretty sure they would have that paper at any fabric/craft store. If you're a decent sewer you could probably just get the fabric you want, cut that shape, and sew it on. Easy!

Zeke's Mama Due September 26 (girl); 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5703 posts
4th Aug '13

Awesome, thanks ladies!! I appreciate it :)

Mrs.Gray♥ 48 kids; Corinth, Mississippi 1669 posts
4th Aug '13

Yep, they are pretty easy :)




Fabric, wonder under, an iron, fray check, and if you want to sew it for extra support, you can.



Or you can get transfer paper and print something from your computer and iron it on.

^.^ Chippermunkk 1 child; Dalzell, South Carolina 37492 posts
4th Aug '13

fusible interfacing!!!>
It's how I was able to get the capes done.
I just drew what I wanted on the paper,
and ironed it.



So yes, it's really that simple, and you'd save a bunch of money.