DIY Stenciled Baby Leggings

Wednesday, January 2, 2013



Sometimes when I get my mind set on something there really is nothing that will stop me from doing whatever it is that I am thinking of.  This can sometimes be a small problem.  Take my latest baby clothing obsession for example.  I have been OBSESSED with printed baby leggings.  I am a weirdo and could not stop thinking about them all weekend long.  I figured it could not be too hard to create my own pair of leggings for Ronin so I headed off to the craft store.  I decided to just "wing it."  I bought fabric spray paint, a few other supplies and headed home.  I ripped open the first package of leggings and began to spray paint over my stencil.  BAD idea.  Turns out fabric spray paint might just be the worst invention ever...at least for what I was trying to accomplish.  I ended up with little black splotches all over the leggings.  So back to the craft store I went and picked up what I should have got in the first place...regular fabric paint.

 This is seriously so easy and the pattern ideas you can do are endless.

 What you will need:
  • Baby leggings.  I found mine on clearance at Target. 
  •  Fabric paint.  I used Tulip Soft Matte in Ebony. 
  • A stencil.  If you can't find one you love you can make your own using parchment paper and an exacto knife.
  • Paintbrush
  • Cardboard

Here is what you do...

Pre wash and dry the fabric that you intend you use (this will prevent shrinkage once paint in applied).  Put a piece of cardboard inside each pant leg to prevent the paint from bleeding through.

Place your stencil on the fabric and hold down all the edges with one hand while you paint over the stencil with the other hand. 


 Continue to add the pattern all the way down.  After you are finished with the front, wait an hour for the paint to dry and then do the back.  Let the paint dry for 4 hours and then wash after 72 hours.  Read the back of your paint bottle for further instructions.  


And then of course put your baby into the leggings :)  What a good sport he is!  I will definitely be making more of these and the next pair I make I am going to use tight leggings...nothing like a chubby baby with a big ole diaper in skinny stretchy leggings.

11 comments:

Brianna said...

Such a cute idea!!

Ruthie Hart said...

these are so adorable!!!!

Alexa said...

I love his "I'm the man" slouch. Haha. Those are adorable Lindsay. Can I borrow your brain? I seem to have the opposite problem...can't stay focused!

Sara Jahan said...

Such a great idea! I'll definitely be making a zillion for my little one!

Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

Holy cow, these are so adorable! And Ronin is too precious! Great job!
xx
Lia
www.smartnsnazzy.com

Anonymous said...

Don't put that little cutie in tight leggings. Boys need room for their junk and sweats are so cute and cozy ! Love the deign!

Stephanie said...

Ronin is so stinkin cute Linds. You did a fantastic job on those leggings. Wait, are boy pants called leggings? Hmmm.. either way they are adorable.

Lauren said...

Haha, I love it! Especially his modeling :)

Louise said...

These are just darling! Love his little barely no hair head too...my little guy didn't really start to get hair til 14 months and now at 21 mo, I miss the little baldy head :)

Anonymous said...

These look great!! I might have to make some for my aunt. Wonder if I could do it for my own sweats?? Lol

natasha {schue love} said...

Ok these are WAY too cute! Totally love them!!

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