After reading about Jillian’s homemade floral Mickey ears I was inspired to exercise my own craftiness and make my daughter an outfit for her first trip to Disney!
The first thing I did was find some inspiration fabric. We’re going to Walt Disney World while it’s all gussied up for Christmastime so I chose a vintage-y Christmas Mickey & friends fabric.
You’ll need a tee shirt (or onesie for baby), scissors, an iron, a printout of a Mickey head in an appropriate size for your shirt, Heat N Bond Ultrahold and your fabric.
- Trace the Mickey head on to the paper side (not the bumpy side) of your Heat N Bond.
- Place the Heat N Bond bumpy side down on to the “wrong” side of your fabric (not the side you want showing on your shirt!)
- Press the iron on to the Heat N Bond for 6-8 seconds as directed on the packaging. Let cool.
- Cut out the Mickey head.
- Remove the paper backing and place on the shirt where you’d like it to be.
- Press the iron on the Mickey head for another 6-8 seconds as directed on the packaging.
This same process can be used to make any design! I went with a Mickey head because of the limited space on a baby’s onesie but you could do your name (make sure to print the text in reverse for the tracing step), a silhouette, anything really! Easy and fun.
As you can see, I decided to make a matching skirt, too! This project is great for a beginner. The pattern can be found here.