DIY Heat Transfer Vinyl on Socks

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Heat Transfer Vinyl on Socks

Everybody knows that the holidays can get expensive and busy.  Today’s project is a fun idea for you that won’t break the bank.  It will also be super easy and quick for you to make.  Socks with funny sayings on the bottom in heat transfer vinyl are sure to be a huge hit.

They would be great for a stocking stuffer, secret santa gift exchange, or even as a accent on gift wrap.  Let me show you exactly how easy they are and give you a FREE SVG so you can make your own.  In three easy steps you will have adorable funny gifts for the holiday season.


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Heat Transfer Vinyl


Heat Press, Iron, or Easy Press

FREE SVG Design (scroll to the bottom to download)

Weeding Tool

Cutting Machine


Step One

The first thing that you need to do for this project is to select which design combo you want on the socks.  We have provided a full bundle below with several mix and match options that would be cute together.  Once the design is selected go ahead and cut and weed the design.  Curious what I mean when I say weed the design?  Check out this post here for common terms used in the crafting world.

Since this is heat transfer vinyl be sure to mirror your image in the design program.  There is nothing less frustrating than cutting a full design and then realizing it is all wasted because you forgot to mirror.  (been there)  Over in this post we talk about tips to waste as little vinyl as possible.

Step Two

Once the design is cut and weeded it’s time to line it up on the socks.  First double check that the bottom of the sock is the side facing up that the design will be applied to.  The best way to make sure you are on the right side, is to use the hell and the toe seam as a guide.  Line up design on the bottom of the socks.

Step Three

Now it’s time to press the design onto the socks.  As we learned on our Facebook live (thank you for y’alls grace and patience with me) when using the flocked HTV make sure to peel the carrier sheet off once it has cooled.  For standard HTV it isn’t necessary to wait,  you can peel hot.



All done!  In 3 simple steps, you can have an adorable gift that will bring smiles to everyone who opens it.  If you plan on making a bunch do this assembly line style.  Cut everything at once, weed the designs at once, and then press at once.  You can fit a TON of pairs of socks under the heat press!  We have included tons of saying in this adorable bundle for you to mix and match whichever design best suites you and the person you are giving the socks to.



Here is a link to use creating a pair live on Facebook!  Super quick and easy.  Watch here:






We can’t wait to see your finished pairs of socks and how creative you get with the sayings!  Post over in our FB group or on our FB page. It’s so fun to see everyone’s special touch on their own creations!  Also don’t forget to pin this post for the future and share this post with a friend who loves to craft.






  1. […] use the stripflock make sure to peel it cool.  I learned this on a live FB while making these hilarious socks and will never forget […]

  2. […] HTV kind would really give a fun dimension to the project.  As we learned (on a FB live) in this tutorial for making funny socks, make sure and peel the flocked HTV once it has cooled.  If you peel it […]

  3. MaryLou on April 21, 2020 at 11:43 am

    The download did not work ?. Can you send the svg file to me? This is for the socks designs

    • MyDesigns on April 21, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Hello! You should be able to click on the purple words and the download will go right to your computer. If you are on a phone you will need to have an app to open and unzip the file. Feel free to reach out with additional questions to

  4. Amy on December 3, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Does the Siser easy weed hold up with people walking on the vinyl? That was my fear with using regular HTV

    • jespsantiago on December 3, 2020 at 9:38 pm

      Anything that has excessive wear and tear on the bottom of the sock will not last as long as it would on something like a shirt. These are great for fun though!

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