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Little lad socks: How I made article 12

This article is brought to you by Lizzsews.

In today's article, I will guide you through how I made a pair of little lad socks. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.

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Remember that with infusible ink, you want to use white or light-coloured surfaces. I might’ve learned this the hard way… you also need to make sure that your surface is 100% polyester or a polyester-spandex mix. 

What I used: 

  - White crew socks (98% polyester, 2% spandex)

  - Purple infusible ink transfer sheets

  - Cricut 

  - Easypress 2 + mat

  - Lightgrip mat

  - Cardstock

  - Parchment paper or butcher paper

How I made it:

I started out by creating my design. I wanted to make a ‘little lad’ design. I took a picture of a little lad sticker I had seen online and loaded it into my iPad. Using procreate, I drew around the edges of the design and any other places I wanted to outline. 

Recommended read: What is procreate

I didn’t want the design to be too thin, so I duplicated the outline, offset it a little from the original, and cleaned it up. I wanted to add some 'character' to the design, so I filled in the hair, collar, gloves, pants and boots. 

I was happy with the design and exported it to my phone. Using Convertio, I converted the transparent png into an svg. 

Recommended read: What is an SVG

I imported the svg to Cricut design space and measured the sock, I wanted the design to go near the top of the sock and be on the side of the leg. I made the design 2.5” wide by 3.5” long. 

I cut the infusible ink transfer sheet with my Cricut and made sure to mirror the design. 

Recommended read: When and how to mirror

Infusible ink feels like cardstock or thick paper. To remove the excess material and weed the design, you bend/roll the transfer sheet until the material cracks away.

I prepped the sock by cutting a piece of cardstock to fit just inside it flat and lint rolled. I preheated my Easypress 2 to 385°F and pressed the sock for 5 seconds. I placed the transfer sheet down, ink side facing down. I placed the parchment paper on top and pressed it lightly for 60 seconds. 

You can use butcher paper to replace the parchment paper, I thought that I just didn't have it so I substituted it for parchment paper, but turns out that a sheet of butcher paper actually comes inside your roll of infusible ink when you order it from Cricut!

I peeled the liner up while it was warm. The design was done, and my sock was complete! I did the same for the other sock but faced the foot the other way and my pair of socks were complete. 

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