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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.
- 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
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.
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!