Here's an adorable baby shower gift for the mom-to-be: an iron-on onesie depicting a smiley black cat, custom-made using the Cricut® Explore Air 2 machine.

How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Design and cut iron-on: Follow the project link to Design Space®. If you want to alter the project, click "Customize," then use the tools in the Edit panel to make changes. Select "Mirror On," then click "Continue," or "Make It."

Step 2

Cut a 12-by-6-inch piece of Iron-on Lite and place it film-side down onto the StandardGrip mat.

Step 3

Follow the prompts to load the machine: Set SmartSet Dial to "Iron-on." Load Fine-Point Blade in Clamp B. Load mat and press the Load/Unload button.

Step 4

Press the flashing "Go" button, and cut! Unload the mat. Remove the film from the cutting mat. Against a firm and protected surface, use the Weeder from the Basic Tool Set to remove the negative film from the backer (the film "positive" should remain on the backer). (Tip: Gently poke the material to lift or scrape away.)

Step 5

Repeat Steps 2-4 for the second mat.

Step 6

Assemble: Cut off the excess film around the designs for the cat head and face.

Step 7

Place the black cat head design on the desired area of the outfit. 

Step 8

Follow the ironing instructions included with the Iron-on Lite packaging to adhere the material with an iron.

Step 9

Place and align the white cat face on top of the head. Repeat previous step. (Tip: You can learn more about Iron-on application at


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