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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Personalized Christmas Morning Pajamas

A few month ago I came across some very early and therefore very cheap red and green stripy children’s pajamas.


I know a lot of people do the matching pajama thing for Christmas morning, but so far we never have, not even for the children. But this year I thought it would be fun!

As cute as they are, especially once they would be on my even cuter 5-year-olds, they seemed to be missing something.

So I got a chance to try iron on vinyl! And what can I say – I’m in love! Oh the possibilities! I especially love the flocked vinyl! It has just that little bit of extra texture to it and it seems a little more sturdy too!



Anyway, here’s what I did to the somewhat plain pajamas! Not a whole lot really but now they are personalized and the kids LOVE them! Anna wanted a snowflake on it too, but Max was happy with just his name!


It was really easy to do. I used my Silhouette Craft Cutter to cut out the letters and the snowflake. 

Incidentally, if you are waiting to purchase a Silhouette Craft Cutter, NOW might be the time. They are down from $299 to just $174.99 on Amazon right now! That’s the lowest I’ve seen them anywhere so far!


But I digress!

I positioned the letters on the shirts while the iron was heating up. Once positioned I pressed the hot iron on the various parts and pressed for about 30 seconds.

After it cooled a bit I peeled off the clear plastic on top and voila! All done!





Once the Christmas rush is over, I’m going to have to explore the heat transfer vinyl more thoroughly! I can think of so many possibilities to enhance shirts, pillows, fabrics etc

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  1. Those are adorable, Birgit! I'll take two please - you know the names. ;)

  2. Oh my gosh! I got these same jammies for my kids! I'm trying to decide what to do with them. That is a cute idea but I don't have a silhouette. Bummer!

  3. The letters are big enough to easily cut them out either with a craft knife or nail scissors! You could just trace the letters straight on the vinyl and cut them out. Most iron on vinyl is constructed in a way that the side you can draw on wouldn't be visible after it's ironed on!

  4. Gosh! These are ssooooo cute! I would love to get Christmas morning pictures in them. What a great idea. :) Thanks for linking up.
    Merry Christmas!

    (I'm going to post this link on my facebook page.)

  5. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial as I was looking for directions on how to apply a design on an apron. Karen

  6. Where did you find the heat transfer vinyl? None of the craft or fabric stores in my area carry this. Karen

  7. Karen, I get mine at expressionsvinyl.com . I especially like their flocked white! It handles so easily and is really nice to the touch!

  8. So cute! Wait. Do you have twins? Me, too (15 months). I'm feeling the pressure to do the matching jammies again this year. I need to get on that!



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