Today I am going to show you how to DIY your plain canvas trainers into something beautifully unique and playful. You could do this onto any type of footwear that is cotton-like. The finished look of these DIY: iron-on transfer shoes are almost too cute to wear.. almost.
I wear these type of shoes the most during summer as they fit my splint and are reasonably comfortable despite my disability. So being able to make them more unique is bringing me a lot of happiness right now.
I bought the canvas trainers from H&M (I mean, you saw that coming right?) and the iron-on transfers are from two different eBay sellers.
DIY: Iron-on Transfer Shoes
- There is a film on the back of the patches, don’t pull this off as it is the adhesive
- I stuffed the toes of my shoes with socks so that they would retain their shape despite the irons pressure
- Centre the iron-on patch
- Cover with a thin cloth to prevent burning the patch
- Press the iron onto of cloth and maintain pressure, whilst keeping the iron in motion, for about 60 seconds with the temperature at approximately 200°C
- Remove iron and wait for patch to cool completely
- If transfer didn’t adhere perfectly repeat above steps
- If the edges are still sticking up, as the surface or a shoe isn’t flat like a t-shirt, you could always use a bit of fabric or super glue.
And that is it, how simple!
I really love how these turned out and I can’t wait for nicer weather to break them out, sure I could wear them now in the current rainy-mud-with-the-occasional-hints-of-sun-rain but I like them too much to risk ruining them. So come on nice weather, I really need you now.
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