As promised in my Pimp your onesie post, here’s a tutorial on how to use flock film.
What you need
- A onesie (or any other piece of clothing), neatly washed and dried
- Flock film in any colour you like
- A cutting board
- An art knife
- A printed-out graphic
- Scotch tape
- A pen, preferably one that writes on smooth surfaces
- A hot iron and an iron board
- A (clean) hanky
How to pimp your onesie
- Using the cutting board and art knife, cut out the graphic.
Note: You can also do this using a pair of scissors.
- Place your graphic on the shiny side of your flock film.
Note: Put it on there in the same way as you want to see it on the onesie, no mirror image needed.
- Use Scotch tape to attach your graphic to the flock film, so it won’t move.
- Optional: Trace your graphic with a pen.
- Cut along the edges of the graphic.
See how fast I’m cutting!
- Iron your onesie so the surface where you want to add the graphic is smooth and wrinkle-free.
- Place the flock film graphic on your onesie, shiny side up.
- Place your hanky on top of your graphic.
- With your iron on full heat, iron for approximately 30 seconds, applying gentle pressure while doing so.
- Let your onesie cool down completely.
- Gently remove the shiny plastic film
- Finish by ironing the inside of your onesie.
Always double-check that the shiny side is up before you iron the flock film on. If not, you might end up with a very fancy hanky, as I did.
- Machine wash warm, water temperature should not exceed 40°C or 105°F
- Use washing powder only, no liquids
- Wash and iron inside out
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not bleach or dry-clean