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How To Iron Glitter HTV to Fuzzy Socks

Finding the perfect gift is hard. So why not make the perfect gift instead?! Fuzzy socks are cozy and come in all kinds of colors and patterns to suite anyone’s taste. Plus they can be found almost anywhere this time of year (including the dollar store!) Thoughtfully decorating the toes with a wintery saying or holiday image adds a special sparkle the recipient will surely enjoy. Finish them off with a ribbon and tag then they’re ready to stuff a stocking! This would also be a great gift for teachers or your favorite Lu La Roe rep! Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Siser Glitter HTV + Fuzzy socks = A Great DIY Stocking Stuffer. Make with your Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore Air, and Brother ScanNCut machine!

Supplies

  • Pair of Fuzzy Socks
  • Siser Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Craft Cutter (ie, Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore, Brother ScanNCut, etc)
  • Siser Weeder
  • Scissors
  • Ruler/Measuring Tape
  • Home Iron
  • Heat Transfer Cover Sheet

Start by measuring your sock. I want my text to lay above the toes, so about two inches up from the bottom seam. Measure the width to know what kind of dimensions you’ll need to stay within.

Measuring a pair of fuzzy socks

How to Edit Fonts in Silhouette Studio For Better Cutting

I found the perfect curly font to decorate my fuzzy socks with, but the only problem is it’s very thin. Thicker fonts are easier to cut, especially at the small size of 3″ x 2″. Luckily there’s any easy work around! I’ve mentioned the Offset tool before as a way to add extra interest to your designs, but it also works well to thicken fonts.

While in the “Offset” window select your text and click “Offset.” A second set of cut lines will appear that can be adjusted with the “Distance” slider bar. I added a .015 offset to my text and clicked “Apply.” Then drag your new text away from the old.

How to add an offset to make a thicker font in Silhouette Studio

Just a little thicker, but it will make a difference! I used the point editing tool afterwards to clean up a few unnecessary cut lines.

Point editing font in Silhouette Studio

Flip the text horizontally, so it’s a mirror image and then you’re ready to cut it out! To cut HTV with your Silhouette always place the material with the shiny side down and the duller side facing up. Load the mat into the cutter and determine your best cut settings with the test cut function. Everyone’s cut settings will vary, so it’s best to do a test cut to make sure you’re achieving a clean cut before possibly wasting a sheet of heat transfer vinyl. My cut settings were Blade: 4, Speed: 5, Thickness: 20.

Flip text horizontally to create a mirror image

How to Iron Siser Glitter HTV to Fuzzy Socks

When your design has been cut out remove the vinyl around it. The Siser Weeder helps to remove the little bits lefts inside the letters. Trim the clear carrier close to the Glitter and set them up for heat application. When using an iron to heat apply Siser HTV remember these two important things: a firm surface to work on and no steam on the iron.

Preparing to iron Siser Glitter HTV

Weeding silver Siser Glitter heat transfer vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

You will want to use a high setting if not the highest setting on your iron. I used the “Cotton” setting. Before ironing, place a heat transfer cover sheet (multipurpose paper or some scrap fabric like I used work as well) over the Glitter HTV. Then press firmly for 20 seconds. Wait a few moments and carefully remove the clear carrier sheet. Recover with your heat transfer cover sheet and press for an additional 10 seconds.

Peeling Glitter's carrier while the material is warm

Ironing Siser Glitter HTV with a home iron and pressing cloth

You’ll notice the fibers of the fuzzy socks look a little funny after ironing. They’ve just been flattened by the iron and easily fluff back up with your fingers. Sparkles sure look great with a fuzzy background!

DIY Warm Wishes Glitter fuzzy sock stocking stuffer

Wrap em’ up or slide em’ on to warm your own mistle toes!  It’s a good thing they make 2 packs of fuzzy socks, in case you fall in love with them and need a pair for yourself.

DIY Glitter Fuzzy Sock teacher gift or stocking stufferNeed more Holiday HTV inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Board: Christmas and Holiday HTV Ideas.

Lily Campau

By | 2017-02-21T09:12:01+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Crafters|3 Comments

About the Author:

Lily is Siser's go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. While relatively new to Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily has embraced the methods and materials and delivers creative content week after week!

3 Comments

  1. Mike December 1, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Fantastic Idea! I want these in size 12 for Christmas…. You are very creative, keep up the good work.

  2. Jerri Dyke December 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lily.
    How can I tell prior to cutting if the font is TOO thin? I have ran into several fonts lately which were far too thin and wasted a bunch of vinyl and time. Is there a minimum thickness requirement for cutting?

    Thank you for your input!

    • Lily Campau December 20, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hi Jerri!
      Since the actual line thickness varies from font to font, it’s hard to set a standard minimum thickness. Typically I try to keep my font 1″ or taller, and if I’m working with a thicker HTV (e.g. Glitter, StripFlock®, Brick™) I’ll add an offset or use the Bold version of the font to thicken up the lines. You’ll have best results cutting thin fonts and detail with members of the EasyWeed™ family though.

      Thanks for reading!

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