DIY If You Can Read This Socks

  • November 29, 2016

DIY Socks FinalDIY-socks-final-2I have been seeing these “if you can read this… etc” socks all over the place on Pinterest, Etsy, you name it. Well during the holiday season, what I really want my DIY socks to command onlookers to bring me is our family friend Kyle’s eggnog. I feel like everyone has that one recipe during the holidays that their circle just goes bananas over, for me its this eggnog. I’d let you taste it, but I’m keeping it all for myself. Anyway, the fun thing about these DIY socks is that you can personalize them for whatever your special recipe is!

Did I mention that they are also super easy to make? So, let’s get started.

Here’s what you’ll need:DIY-socks-what-youll-need

  • 1 pair of cotton or poly blend socks. Make sure these are big enough that they don’t stretch out a ton when you put them on. This will help them stay nice longer.
  • 1 Sheet NuFun Activities Dark Fabric Transfer Paper
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette
  • Weeding Mask – optional but this makes the process a zillion times easier.
  1. Create your design. Microsoft word works great since you’re just printing words. Create a cut file for your cutting machine.
  2. Cut your design. Simply lay your transfer paper on the mat of your cutting machine with the white (print) side facing up and cut that way if you want plain white letters. If you want another color – or even a pattern – simply print the color on the whole transfer page and cut like you would normally!DIY-socks-cutting
  3. Weed the transfer. This is super easy to do with NuFun Dark Fabric Transfer, but still, take your time so as to not pull up any of the lettering! I used an exacto knife to weed the insides if the letters.DIY-socks-weeding
    Your transfer will look like this once it is fully weeded.
  4. Place your weeding mask over the transfer for one sock at a time. Press the weeding mask securely onto the transfer so that each letter peels off easily.DIY-socks-peel
  5. Cut the excess weeding mask off the transfer and place it down on the bottom of one of the socks.DIY-socks-trim-mask DIY-socks-placement
  6. Iron your transfer onto the sock. With the weeding mask, it is not necessary to use parchment paper, however if you do not use a weeding mask, you MUST use parchment paper.DIY-socks-iron
  7. Peel the mask. Because weeding masks are sticky, be careful when peeling. If the transfer tries to come with the weeding mask instead of sticking to the sock… keep ironing! When the transfer is secure on the sock, it will stay there and NOT on the weeding mask.
  8. Follow steps 4-7 for the next sock and ta-da! You now have the most adorable “if you can read this socks”!


For more NuFun Activities Dark Fabric Transfer Ideas, follow the link!

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  • Beth Neu

    I want these for Christmas ❤️😜❤️

  • kelly

    do you need a circuit machine? or can they be done with just iron on transfers?

    • Morgan Held

      Great question!
      Yes, to make socks like this on dark color you have to have a cricut or other cutting machine. You COULD cut the letters by hand but that would take a really long time, or if you are okay with the quote having a white background, you wouldn’t need to cute each letter out individually.

      Your other option is to make pastel, light color or white socks using Light Fabric Transfer! You wont need any special cutting machine for that!
      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions!

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  • cheryl

    Okay I’m confused. lol nothing new there but your not using vinyl on your socks, its just dark fabric transfer paper to cut the letters out.. and whats a weed mask. new to the cricut machine and looking for ideas.. TIA

    • Morgan Held

      Weeding is the process of removing the unwanted transfer paper from in between your letters and around its edges. This is done by placing masking tape on the face of the letters to completely cover the piece you are working with. There are a ton of how to videos available if you are still not clear. It is a great way to learn more about using your cricut machine with NuFun iron on transfer paper.

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