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DIY Iron-on Personalized Pajamas for Kids

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Coming off nearly a week of witnessing the true magic off Christmas through a child’s eyes and chalking these Personalized Pajamas for Kids as a Santa Success Story!  These aren’t the holiday pajamas I thought the boys would wear, and certainly did not match my own Christmas pajama set, but making these custom photo pajamas for them was so fun and easy!

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I made a small parenting mistake of telling my 3-year-old that he could send a text to Santa.  We ended up “sending” quite a few texts to Santa!  In one of those texts, my son asked for Super Wings Jammies; not just for himself but specifically ensured to ask for a matching set for his brother!

I never thought I would struggle to find some decent Super Wings kids pajamas to put under the tree for Christmas Day.  The ones I was able to find just had mediocre to poor reviews with lots of sizing complaints.

So instead, Santa’s workshop opened, and I got to work!

Personalized Pajamas for Kids

First Santa sent out the elves (Google) to shop for the necessary supplies.  They searched out plain pajamas, printable transfer paper, and then high-resolution Super Wings pictures!

With several options presented from the elves, Santa settled on the Hanna Andersson natural DIY Long John Pajamas.  If you have not purchased Hanna Andersson pajamas before for kiddos these pajamas are so soft, cotton, and fit so well.  Santa was also very happy to find these on sale, at 50% off the regular price!

The elves found the Super Wings images on Etsy as an instant download.  Most downloads come with many different images which you will likely just use a small portion of, but the pricing is reasonable!

And lastly, Amazon reviews came through for the printable transfer paper. I used the Photo Paper Direct (PPD) T-shirt Printing Transfer Paper – this paper has 4.5 stars with over 18,000 reviews.  After using this paper, I can confirm it was easy to use and is user friendly!

Once all supplies were in hand Santa started work on the task at hand!

I downloaded the digital files and then choose a few images I wanted for each of the pajama sets.  I settled on one large group image on the chest of the shirts and then wanted a few images running down one of the legs of the pajama pants.  Using Microsoft Publisher, I laid out the design. 

Personalized Pajamas for Kids
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I set the image to print the highest quality on my printer.  Before printing, be sure to make a mirror-image of your design, especially if it has words.  Do not print on the logo side of the transfer paper.

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To iron on the images, you will need to grab a few more tools, first an iron.  The iron must be set on the highest setting without steam.  Allow the iron to preheat for 5 minutes before beginning to iron on the images.

Thankfully, I have scrap Plexiglas around my house (that’s for another blog post!).  I slid a large piece of Plexiglas between the front and the back of the shirt, stretching in tightly but not too much that the image would look distorted after I removed the board.   I slid smaller pieces of Plexiglas in the legs to stretch them, as well.  You will need to find a hard, thin surface.  If you use a piece of wood, lay an old t-shirt or an old towel between the shirt and the board.

You should follow the instruction with your transfer paper but here are a few tips to help you, no matter which paper you choose:

  • Cut around the image leaving about ¼” excess
  • Lay your iron gently on the design and move it around in a circular motion. After you feel it has adhered to the fabric, apply more pressure and continue to move in a circular motion.   There’s no such thing as too much pressure.  Continue moving around the design in a circular motion for the time recommended in your instructions.
  • Slow and Steady peel off the paper while it’s still hot!
  • Don’t panic if the image is not fixed to the fabric, silicon paper was included with my transfer paper. Just lay the silicon paper onto the image and iron some more!  Again, slow, and steady when removing this paper too!!
Personalized Pajamas for Kids
Personalized Pajamas for Kids

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*These are currently out of stock so linking a similar in case they don’t restock soon!

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DIY Iron-on Personalized Pajamas for Kids

Build Time 2 hrs
Units 2 pajama sets

Equipment

  • Iron
  • Printer

materials
  

  • Pajama Set
  • Printable Iron-on Transfer Paper
  • High-resolution Images
  • Hard Surface (Plexiglass)

Instructions
 

  • Layout your design on your computer.
  • Set your print the highest quality on my printer.
  • Set your design to be a mirror-image of your image.
  • Print your design on the transfer paper.
  • Preheat your iron.
  • While your iron preheats, slide your hard surface in between the front and back of the shirt and pants (wherever you plan to adhere a transfer).
  • Lay your iron gently on the design and move it around in a circular motion. 
  • After you feel it has adhered to the fabric, apply more pressure, and continue to move in a circular motion.
  • Slow and Steady peel off the paper while it’s still hot! 
  • If the image is not fixed to the fabric, silicon paper was included with my transfer paper. Just lay the silicon paper onto the image and iron some more! 

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