Easy Make Cricut Craft: Cricut Infusible Ink Socks
Printing on Socks - Iron-On with Infusible Ink
How to print with socks using your Cricut is not that difficult when you use infusible ink! You can also use iron-on materials to do the same but the infusible ink is there to stay as it infuses into your material and can be washed easily.
If you use other iron-on material, you will need to turn your socks inside out before washing and even then there is a danger of the material coming off the sock. The more stretchable the sock, the easier it come off if you do not stretch your sock out before making this project.
For the sports ball design templates for this project can be found in the resource library. Look for asset #343
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Step Two - Design Space Adjustments
In order to cut these balls in different colors, you will need to make sure the colors are grouped, then attached together.
For example, the tennis ball you will want to select the 3 yellow shapes, group them, then attach them together. Do the same for the baseball, the basketball, and soccer ball. For the golf ball, you will have many little pieces to group together and attach.
The framework for each ball does not need any treatment.
Feel free to change the color of any of the balls.
Save your file, then click on Make It.
Step Three - Selecting Your Materials
When selecting your material, you will be selecting Infusible Ink Transfer sheet. Get out all your colors and prepare your mats for cutting.
Step Four - Matching Up Your Design
Weed out the negative parts for each of the balls.
Match up the ball frames and the ball insides - you will want to place these together on one transfer sheet. You want to do this because you will be applying heat only once in order to keep the transfer color true.
Step Five - Ironing on the Design
The first thing you want to do is look up the heat settings for your EasyPress and adjust your press to those settings. Settings are important for getting the best color and infusion into the fabric.
Next place a piece of cardstock inside your sock and stretch the sock out the best you can.
Use a lint roller to remove any extra bits on the surface of the sock where the design will be applied.
Place the infusible ink design face down on the sock (transfer paper will be up). Cover with some parchment paper so that your EasyPress is protected.
Apply the heat as directed.
Remove the parchment paper and transfer paper along with the infusible ink cut outs.
Your design should now be perfect on your sock!
Making sayings or designs on socks is an nice beginner-friendly project and using infusible transfer paper makes it even easier to do. Once you start using infusible transfer paper, you will be hooked. How to print on socks and other materials does not need to be difficult, just follow the steps to make it fun!
Now to make many more socks!
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