Get flocking

Babies grow. Fast. And all of a sudden, one day to the next, you may find yourself onesieless.
Get flocking / Zo geflockt
Luckily for me, Hema was offering a buy-3-get-1-free deal. And they deliver at home (or the office). So I started flocking.
Get flocking / Zo geflockt
Of course I bought more than just these 4 onesies. But I still need to pimp the other ones. As mina dotter explained, time is scarce, so everything is divided into subtasks. Of course, I shouldn’t wait too long. They should be finished before he grows out of them.
Get flocking / Zo geflockt
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To the flockmobile!
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How to use flock film

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 use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
How to pimp your onesie

  1. Using the cutting board and art knife, cut out the graphic.
    Note: You can also do this using a pair of scissors.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. 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.
  2. Use Scotch tape to attach your graphic to the flock film, so it won’t move.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Optional: Trace your graphic with a pen.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Cut along the edges of the graphic.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
See how fast I’m cutting!
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Iron your onesie so the surface where you want to add the graphic is smooth and wrinkle-free.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Place the flock film graphic on your onesie, shiny side up.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Place your hanky on top of your graphic.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. With your iron on full heat, iron for approximately 30 seconds, applying gentle pressure while doing so.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Let your onesie cool down completely.
  2. Gently remove the shiny plastic film
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
  1. Finish by ironing the inside of your onesie.
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie

Extra tip

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.

How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie
Washing instructions

  • 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
How to use flock film / Hoe gebruik je flockfolie

Pimp your onesie

Onesies. Something you can never have enough of. Something to buy in bulk. Something that you can best buy with a front wrap, since pulling a onesie over a baby’s head is hard enough as it is, let alone if there are “nappy accidents” involved.
So I went to Hema, and bought as many as I could carry. All in white, since that makes it easier to wash them in bulk as well. But all white makes it look pretty boring as well, doesn’t it? So I pimped them. With flock film.
Which one is your favourite?
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(By the way, I know the RSS feed logo should face the other way round. I blame the lack of sleep that all new moms get to deal with 😉 )
Using flock film is really easy. I’ll try to write a tutorial about it soon enough, but I forgot to take pictures while I made the above. But for now, I’ve run out of onesies. Better get to Hema soon!