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Little lad socks: How I made article 12

 Today's make is a pair of infusible ink socks. I love working with infusible ink, and the results are always just as I wanted! 


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 + supplies (easypress 2 + mat, cutting blade, design space app, light grip mat, cardstock and parchment 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. 


I didn’t want the design to be too thin, so I duplicated the outline and 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


I added the svg into 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 tape with my Cricut and made sure to mirror the design. 


I prepped the sock by cutting a piece of cardstock to fit just inside, 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. Next, I placed the parchment paper on top and pressed it lightly for 60 seconds. 



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


I peeled the liner 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 was complete. 


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