Cubbies seem to be all the rage lately. They are adorable and it is a nice way for parents to have a personalized gift with their brand new baby's birth statistics.
This post will show an easy and fun alternative without needing an expensive embroidery machine, or needing to find those costly cubbie blanks.
The 18 inch American girl doll shirts are ideal for this. Not only do they fit the American Girl dolls, but they fit bears and other stuffed animals you can get from Build A Bear and other plush items you can find at your local stores.
I used a black and white doll shirt as I wanted to do examples of both a boy and a girl shirt. The girl shirt I made with light pink and white vinyl but unfortunately the differences in color didn't show well in the photos. I used a blue and black vinyl for the boy shirt.
I pressed each color individually.
I then pressed the second color and pressed both layers for the total press time.
Here are close ups of each of the finished shirts on a plush animal.
I hope this gives some inspiration on a new item to offer in your business or a wonderful gift to give.