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Sometimes you just need a statement shoe for the perfect touch to an outfit. Make some gorgeous shoes with stunning metallic details with this fun shoe tutorial!
You can add iron-on vinyl to shoes with the new Cricut EasyPress 2 which is small and perfect for working with small things.
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Metallic is such a fun detail for any outfit and gives the perfect pop. These shoes would be perfect for any holiday party you have coming up.
I chose to cut out some basic shapes to make it easier, and Cricut now has a StrongBond guarantee on their vinyl meaning it should last 50+ wash and dry cycles or they’ll replace it!
The new Cricut EasyPress 2 is great because it comes it multiple sizes, it’s easy to use, and it makes your iron-on projects perfect. It heats up faster than before, and it remembers your settings from the last use.
You could use this DIY custom glove idea and put it on shoes for some funky toenail shoes!
- Shoes* – any style will do as long as it’s made out of either canvas or suede
- Cricut Maker* or other cutting machine
- Cricut EasyPress 2* – size small
- Metallic Iron-On*
- TrueControl Knife*
- Standard grip cutting mat
- Shapes in Design Space
How to add iron-on vinyl to shoes
1. For these shoes I decided to add a rectangle to the back and a triangle to the front. I measured carefully with a ruler to be able to size my shapes in Design Space.
2. Cut out the vinyl with a cutting machine and weed the iron-on vinyl.
3. Cut the shapes apart and cut some of the excess backing off surrounding the shapes.
4. I used the EasyPress quick reference guide and set my EasyPress 2 on 255 degrees and 30 seconds. I also got a towel that I rolled and stuffed inside the shoe.
5. Place the iron-on vinyl in the right place and use the EasyPress 2 to iron the vinyl on. I used three to four positions when I was ironing to get all the angles.
6. In the video you can see how I moved the Easypress around to get the vinyl to adhere, and then I used the True Control knife to cut the shape off that I didn’t want. It was an easy way to get the right shape without a lot of extra work. I didn’t worry about the knife leaving cut marks on the shoe because suede hides marks like that.
7. If you are using metallic iron-on make sure you do a cold peel for the best results. Then enjoy your gorgeous and stunning shoes!
I love the contrast of the black suede against the metallic iron-on vinyl. It’s a stunning pop of color and makes me feel dressed up! I made these shoes because I knew they would look perfect with my new denim Lander Pants!