Whether its for your own baby on the way, or as a special gift for a friend or family member, its very fun and not too difficult to make hand-stenciled baby onesies. Before my baby was born i made several styles of stencils especially for onesies. When I looked for pre-made onesie stencils I found just some simple shapes and icons that could be put on the front. I wanted something that was a little bolder, and covered the whole front panel.
I used a gradient stencilling technique which you can find explained in my how to paint onesies insructions – I think it gives them a lovely hand-painted look. If you want more of a standard silk-screened kind of look, you can just do solid stencil painting.