For all my southern mommas, I have a sweet baby gift for you today. Make this I’m the Spittin’ Image of My Momma baby bodysuit with iron-on vinyl and a Cricut machine. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer, but provide this site with a small commission that enables it to bring more Cricut themed tutorials and craft ideas!
If you noticed the baby bodysuit from earlier this week, you may have been thinking, “Hey, what about Mom?” Never fear, I have another adorable southern phrase baby bodysuit that pays homage to all those babies out there who inherited their looks from their momma. This I’m the Spittin’ Image of My Momma Baby Bodysuit makes a great new baby gift or a baby shower gift.
This project does utilize a Cricut machine and iron-on vinyl. If you have not used iron-on vinyl in the past, learn more with this article on How to Get Iron-on Vinyl Right the First Time.
SVG Cut File Resource
Design Bundles is a consistent resource for me for SVG cut files to use with my Cricut machine. I share more about other resources here. For this particular project, I purchased this Southern Sayings cut file bundle.
Supplies for this I’m the Spittin’ Image of My Momma Baby Bodysuit:
- Cricut Machine – A Cricut Explore Air machine or a Cricut Maker will work for this project.
- Cricut Iron-On Vinyl (in 2 colors)
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Weeding tool
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Plain baby bodysuit, long-sleeved or short-sleeved
- Measuring tape
Download the I’m the Spittin’ Image of My Daddy SVG phrase to your computer and then upload it to Cricut Design Space. If you have never done this before, see this article on How to Upload SVG files to Cricut Design Space.
Measure the area on the baby bodysuit where you would like the image to go. Resize the image in the Design Space canvas to fit on the baby bodysuit.
Send the image to the Cricut machine, placing the iron-on vinyl on the StandardGrip cutting mat. Be sure to mirror the image when cutting and match the color vinyl with the cut.
Once the image is cut, use the weeding tool to remove any vinyl that is not needed in the design.
My favorite secret weapon when doing iron-on vinyl projects is the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide. This guide allows me to choose my type of iron-on material and my base material and then spits out a magic formula for me to utilize when adhering the iron-on vinyl to the canvas bag. Follow the instructions on the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide to place the design on the baby bodysuit.
Are you looking for more Cricut themed projects and tips? Check out my Cricut tutorial page!