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DIY Custom Shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini

Three photos of how to use the Cricut EasyPress Mini to make custom shoes.

Learn to make DIY Custom Shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini. With a few materialism you can transform plain canvas shoes into something unique!

DIY Custom Shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini

Last year, I shared how to use the new Cricut EasyPress Mini! Like most things in life… I hesitated to open the box for almost a month. Yes, even the craftiest people get intimidated. I finally opened it up and then I quickly became obsessed! I created 2 pairs of custom shoes in a 30 minute time span! Today, I’m excited to share with you how to make DIY custom shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini.

Supplies for making custom shoes using the Cricut EasyPress Mini

Supplies for making custom shoes

Here is a list of supplies you will need for making DIY Iron-On Vinyl shoes.

Dinosaur Canvas Shoes file for Cricut Design Space

First, you want to pull up your design in Cricut Design Space.

Measure shoes before customizing with Iron-On Vinyl

Then, measure your shoes so you know the size to make your design.

How to Cut Iron-On Vinyl

Before you cut, make sure the Smart Dial is set to “Iron-On”. Always make sure you select “mirror image” when cutting Iron-On Vinyl.

Set the design to cut “Iron-On Vinyl”.

Dinosaur skeleton heads on Iron-On Vinyl

Weed the negative from the design.

Cricut EasyPress Mini Medium Setting

How do you Iron-On vinyl onto canvas shoes?

First, You’ll want to set your EasyPress Mini to medium heat. Hit the temperature button to change from low, medium, or high. For this project I needed the EasyPress Mini set to “medium”. The color displays orange while heating up then changes to green when it’s ready to be used. ((See below for what temperature settings you need to use projects.))

socks in canvas shoes

While the EasyPress Mini heats up. I stuff a sock into the inside of the canvas sneaker.

Then, I use a lint roller to remove all the lint. This will help ensure that I have a smooth surface with no fibers visible underneath my design.

Next, it’s time to Iron-on your design. I always like to place the design on the shoes first to get a good feel for exactly how it will look. Also to align the design before it is permanently set.

Cricut EasyPress Mini Pressing Canvas Shoes

Next, place the EasyPress Mini directly onto the transfer tape. I was shocked by how quickly the Iron-On vinyl adheres to the canvas. It will adhere almost instantly. You need to work fast and be extremely careful.

Once the Iron-On vinyl is on the shoe the transfer tape will almost instantly pop off. Making it extremely easy to peel off.

I absolutely love how these turned out and my dinosaur loving 5 year old loves them too!

DIY Dinosaur Canvas Shoes using Cricut EasyPress Mini

What heat settings should I use for my projects with the Cricut EasyPress Mini? 

This was the first thing I was interested in knowing. What heat settings should I use for my projects with the Cricut EasyPress Mini ? Unlike the EasyPress the Mini does not have a traditional temperature control or timer.

According to the Cricut EasyPress Mini FAQ page I found the following information helpful.

  • Low — for lightweight, delicate, synthetic, or heat-sensitive fabrics; also great for more delicate heat-transfer vinyl, such as Foil Iron-On.
  • Medium — for most fabrics and heat-transfer vinyl
  • High — for Infusible Ink projects and blanks

Make sure you always leave the EasyPress Mini in the base when you turn it on to heat. It is small and heats up very fast! The base was made for it to rest while not in use!

If you are looking for a small Cricut heat press I think you’ll love the new Cricut EasyPress Mini.

Two black slip on shoes with dinosaurs on them.

DIY Custom Shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini

Learn to make DIY Custom Shoes with the Cricut EasyPress Mini. With a few materialism you can transform plain canvas shoes into something unique!

Materials

  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Mat
  • Cricut Tools
  • Iron-On Vinyl
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini
  • Canvas Shoes (I found mine at Walmart)
  • Dinosaur Canvas Shoes Cut File
  • Socks *for stuffing inside the shoes
  • Lint Roller

Tools

  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini

Instructions

  1. First, you want to pull up the Dinosaur Canvas Shoes Cut File design in Cricut Design Space.
  2. Measure shoes before customizing with Iron-On VinylOnce your design is up you need to measure the surface of the shoe where you plan to press the design. Size the design according to the shoe surface.
  3. Before you cut, make sure the Smart Dial is set to "Iron-On". Always make sure you select "mirror image" when cutting Iron-On Vinyl.
  4. Set the design to cut “Iron-On Vinyl”.
  5. Then, weed out the negative from the design.
  6. First, You’ll want to set your EasyPress Mini to medium heat. Hit the temperature button to change from low, medium, or high. For this project I needed the EasyPress Mini set to “medium”. The color displays orange while heating up then changes to green when it’s ready to be used. ((See below for what temperature settings you need to use projects.))
  7. While the EasyPress Mini heats up. I stuff a sock into the inside of the canvas sneaker.
  8. Then, I use a lint roller to remove all the lint. This will help ensure that I have a smooth surface with no fibers visible underneath my design.
  9. Next, it’s time to Iron-on your design. I always like to place the design on the shoes first to get a good feel for exactly how it will look. Also to align the design before it is permanently set.
  10. Place the EasyPress Mini directly onto the transfer tape. I was shocked by how quickly the Iron-On vinyl adheres to the canvas. It will adhere almost instantly.
    You need to work fast and be extremely careful.
  11. Once the Iron-On vinyl is on the shoe the transfer tape will almost instantly pop off. Making it extremely easy to peel off.

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DIY Cruise Shoes with Your Cricut Maker

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Going on a cruise is the best: it’s a relaxing week and a fun adventure all rolled into one! Of course, packing your suitcase is half the fun… you’ll be stuck on a ship for a week so if you don’t pack it: you won’t have it!

Cute outfit? Check! DIY cabin door sign? Check! Extra phone cable? Check! Matching family cruise shirts? Check! Swimsuit for the pool? Check! Comfy shoes you can wear while matching your cruisewear? That’s where this post comes in!

Every time we cruise I am surprised by the amount of people wearing cute family cruise shirts…. I guess the family that cruises together stays together? And if you’re going on a cruise you’re outgoing enough to wear a fun cruise shirt? Either way they are ALL OVER THE PLACE!

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So we whipped up a few fun family cruise shirts for our last big adventure… and then I promptly realized we could make matching shoes. Because why wouldn’t I need cute anchor based cruise shoes to complete my outfit?

Regardless of what your cruise wear looks like these little anchors away slip-on’s will match perfectly (although if you DIY your own cruise shirts you can literally use the same vinyl on both projects to make them match!)

Supplies:

Step 1: Cut Your SVG Files

Ready to jump right into the project? Grab your cut files from down below and upload the SVG’s into Cricut Design Space (if you need help check out this post on how to upload SVG files into Design Space).

Luckily this is a pretty easy project so short of cutting out the words (anchors away) in the metallic lavender and the anchors in the indigo sky pattern this step is pretty straight forward!

Load your iron-on onto your mat shiny side down (top down y’all… we want the clear layer to be against the mat and the actual iron-on to be on top (upside down but on top)). Make sure you turn the “mirror” option on so that your iron-on cuts properly and you’re good to go!

I have “sportsflex iron-on” in my favorites material list so I click that for my materials, load my mat and get to cutting… easy peezy! (FYI I used a green standard grip mat and my normal fine point blade since this iron-on is a fairly standard vinyl weight).

Step 2: Weed and Cut Your Images

Alright y’all now we need to get our little weeding tool out so that we can weed our iron on! When we’re allllll done we’ll have a bunch of little anchors and the words “anchors away” all cut out and weeded perfectly!

Since we’ll be scattering these all over our little shoes I quickly cut all of them apart so that we’ll be able to add them wherever we like! Easy peezy y’all… cut and go, cut and go!

Step 3: Apply Your Decals!

Alright y’all are you ready for the fun part?! Actually putting our little decals on our shoes!? Start by plugging in your little craft iron and let it heat up… but be careful with this little guy!

It works wonderfully for small spaces (I don’t think I could have gotten the letters on this pencil bag to stick with my large easy press without destroying the entire pencil bag!) BUT it has absolutely no safety control. The entire metal wand gets HOT and if you touch it… bad things happen.

So be safe, only touch the handle and plug it in when you know it won’t be messed with by little fingers or furry paws (I had to lock my cats out of the craft room since lily seems to think it was a toy).

Once your little craft iron is plugged in and ready to rock (it typically takes about 5-10 minutes to get hot) you can start applying your decals.

Place your decals down and then start by applying your craft iron at one side… hold it in place for about 10 seconds and then move to the next letter and hold for another 10 seconds… moving all the way across the word until all the letters are bonded.

Tip 1:Add a kitchen towel, small can of beans, bean bag… whatever! to the inside of your shoe so that your iron has something to press against instead of your fingers. I found that a small kitchen towel rolled up and held in place worked great for the back of the shoe while a small can of artichoke hearts stuffed into the body of the shoe worked best for the top and sides.

IMPORTANT Tip #2: USE THE PROTECTIVE IRON-ON SHEET

Okay so that’s a little dramatic but I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tip!! I have never used the protective iron-on sheet unless it was for layering vinyl but boy did it come in handy on this project.

I learned the hard way that these little tiny vinyl pieces with their little tiny clear plastic covers do not work well with my craft iron. I’m not sure if the clear plastic covers are too small to work properly or if the craft iron gets too hot but I’ve used the craft iron with larger decals with no problem so I think it’s the combination of: hot craft iron + tiny plastic covers = hot mess.

Anyways I learned the hard way that placing the craft iron directly onto the plastic cover for the words on the back of the shoes resulted in the plastic covers shrinking and curling in a way that made the vinyl letters stretch and tear before they could bond to the shoe. Rendering my plastic covers useless and my words torn and sad. I had to re-cut them so that I could start over.

What worked better was taking the protective iron-on cover and placing it over the words first (I took off the plastic cover so that it wouldn’t have a chance to curl… and since this project was fairly simple that worked). Then I simply used my craft iron and the protective cover instead of the craft iron and the plastic cover. Easy peezy.

Ready for the little anchors?

For these little decals I went ahead and placed most of the anchors on the shoe so that I was happy with the spacing. Then I added the protective iron-on covering and used my little craft iron to bond them to the shoe… 10 seconds at a time and then on to the next one!

Make sure to add anchors all the way around the shoe to the heel… and if you need to cut one in half to add just the top or the bottom that works too!

This little project was super quick and easy (once I realized I needed to use the protective iron-on sheet with these tiny little decals!). PLUS I absolutely loved how they turned out… they were so cute with my cruise shirt and were a huge hit at the pool.

I can’t wait to see how yours turn out! If you make this project leave a pic below so we can all see how cute they are!

Enjoy!

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Good morning! How was your weekend? Ours was fabulous! The weather was nice & cool, and we got to spend lots of time together as a family. I missed my college kids though! I even got to break out my newest crafting tool ~ the Cricut EasyPress Mini. This new tool from Cricut is so, so cute, and it makes the perfect companion to any size EasyPress you might already have. It’s perfect for small & unique projects like these adorable DIY Polka Dot Shoes. So, today I am excited to share that tutorial with you plus give you all the details on this cute little crafting machine. Let’s get started. :)

Here’s all the details on the new Cricut EasyPress Mini:

  • Cricut EasyPress Mini is the newest addition to the Cricut EasyPress family. I love my EasyPress….it makes working with iron-on a dream! You can see all of my EasyPress projects right here. (By the way, the Cricut EasyPress Mini can also be used with the new Cricut Infusible Ink as well.)

  • Cricut EasyPress Mini is perfect for small & unique projects like these shoes. It can also be used with hats, shirt sleeves, cuffs & pockets. It even works great on stuffed animals! 

  • Cricut EasyPress Mini offers the exact same benefits & technology as the Cricut EasyPress 2. It has an even heat plate & super easy-to-use heat settings for easy & flawless heat transfers. It just comes in a much smaller package!

  • If you love to sew, you’ll also want to know that the Cricut EasyPress Mini is fantastic for pressing seams, paper piecing & on all of your applique projects.

Alright, just a recap & a few more details…… :) The Cricut EasyPress Mini comes is a small, compact size ideal for unusually small or challenging heat transfer projects. It has a ceramic-coated heat plate that provides dry, even, edge to edge heat. It has 3 heat settings for every iron-on and Infusible Ink project you can think up. :) Now let’s get to that polka dot shoe tutorial. :)

For this project you will need:
Cricut EasyPress Mini
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 
Cricut Iron-on (I used red.)
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
Cricut Heat Resistant Tape
Cricut EasyPress Mat
the Design Space file
cotton canvas shoes
hand towel

First, I cut out the polka dots out using my Cricut machine. You can use the same Design Space file I did right here.

Now it’s time to break out the Cricut EasyPress Mini. :)

You can find the EasyPress heat settings you’ll need right here.

Tip: I stuffed my shoe with a hand towel to give me a more sturdy surface to iron on to.

Next, I pressed my vinyl dots on for 25 seconds.

Then I slowly lifted the backing paper. If your dots don’t stick, lay it back down & press again.

Tip: Be careful, this EasyPress gets hot! I touched some of the plastic on my shoe, & it melted just a little bit. So be careful about that. Also, using heat resistant tape would be super helpful in keeping your iron-on in place as you press on your design. :)

Aren’t they cute? :)

What project would you tackle with an EasyPress Mini? I’d love to hear. :)

Check out these other Cricut projects. Enjoy! :)

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Floral Sneakers – How to Add Iron-On to Shoes

Check out this tutorial for how to add HTV Iron-On to shoes with Cricut! This is such a fun new Cricut project to try! 

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White Keds style shoes with floral motif in pink, blue, green and chartreuse similar to Rifle Paper Co Keds.

I have thought about making some cute Cricut shoes using Iron-On for a LONG TIME. I even had two pairs of sneakers just sitting in my craft closet for at least a year, but I worried about how to transfer Iron-On to shoes without melting them.

So, I put the project off, until a few weeks ago when I found out about the EasyPress Mini from Cricut. The EasyPress Mini is a mini craft iron that is perfect for applying Iron-On to small or oddly shaped things, like shoes, hats, stuffed animals, etc.

This is a small version of the EasyPress 2. If you haven’t used one yet, read this post:  Everything you Need to Know about EasyPress 2.

Three white shoes with floral motifs on the side, with rolls of colorful Iron On vinyl in the background.

Adding Floral Iron-On to Shoes

The thing I had been wanting to try was making some floral sneakers for me and my two girls so we could all match. That’s right. Mommy and Me Sneakers! My friend Mique had a similar idea and made some cute Cricut shoes for herself too– along with a matching hat! 

I did this shoe project from start to finish in one day, although I will say cutting all of these tiny pieces and weeding them took quite a while. It was 100% worth it. Look at this cuteness.

Here is a tutorial for making these cute floral sneakers with a Cricut and EasyPress Mini!

White shoe with floral design on the side, tutorial for how to Iron on to shoes.

How to Cut Iron-On Floral Design

Materials:

Everyday Iron-On in the Following Colors: Avocado, Kelly, Petal, Raspberry, Blush, Navy, Ocean
Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
StandardGrip Mat
Weeding Tool

This is a more advanced Cricut project, as it does require cutting a lot of small pieces of iron-on and then layering them. After making tons of t-shirts and other Cricut projects, I was ready for the challenge of adding  floral Iron-On to shoes! 

It worked best to press them onto the shoe one by one, instead of trying to apply multiple pieces at once.

Here is the floral design I created, available in Design Space. All of the images are included with Cricut Access subscription.

Botanical flower design with in Cricut Design Space canvas.

To make two shoes, duplicate the design and size it to how you want it to fit your shoe. Measure the space on your shoe with a ruler. For my Keds style shoe I sized it just over an inch from top to bottom. For my little girls’ shoes, it was a little bit less than an inch. 

Two of the same botanical floral designs in Cricut Design Space.

I also grouped and attached four of the leafy green pieces together on the canvas so that it would cut out exactly how I wanted them on the shoe. The rest I cut individually, because they are all different colors. 

Cricut Design space mat green for cutting botanical leaves.

Here is what it should look like in DS when you go to cut the design. The instructions say to prepare 8 mats.

Cricut Design Space mats in different colors.

Since I was cutting such small pieces, I actually only used two mats. To do it this way, first you will prepare your mats. Add a piece of iron-on, shiny side down in each color onto the mat. It should look something like this. I try to place them where they start on an inch line. 

Drag each item you’re cutting to the area on the digital mat where the corresponding color of Iron-On is on the physical mat. Do this for all the pieces before you start any cuts. 

After cutting each part of the design, you will weed. I find weeding relaxing, especially if I listen to an audiobook or podcast while I do it.

For reference, this is how big the flowers were compared to the weeding tool.

I mentioned that I used my Explore Air 2 to do this project. I use both my Explore Air 2 and my Maker all the time. The Air 2 comes in a lot of fun colors, including Lilac.

How to Apply Iron On to Shoes with EasyPress Mini

Materials Needed:

EasyPress Mini
Iron-On Protective Sheet
Iron-On Design Cut and Weeded
Canvas Shoes
Dish Towel

Instructions for Applying Iron On to Shoes:

Heat EasyPress Mini to the hottest setting. Check that your design will fit on the shoe how you want it to, and keep the design on your screen or take a picture of it arranged how you like it so that you can reference it as you iron each piece on. 

EasyPress Mini (mini craft iron made by Cricut) and a white keds shoe with iron-on vinyl being applied to it.

Roll up a hand towel and stuff it into the shoe as far as you can. The goal here is to keep the outside of the shoe flat, and to give you something to hold on to while you are applying Iron-On to the shoe. 

White keds toddler shoe with a towel inside and an iron-on protective sheet next to it, tutorial for EasyPress Mini instructions for applying iron-on to shoes.

This probably goes without saying, but be careful. The EasyPress Mini is very hot and the Iron-On protective sheet gets hot too. I think if I do more projects like this I will get some of these finger protectors.

EasyPress mini ironing onto a protective sheet with the word 'cricut' clearly in the photo.

Apply the pieces one by one, using the protective Iron-On sheet each time. Wait til each layer cools down from hot to warm, and peel off the plastic layer. Repeat until the design is all ironed on. 

I did this on six shoes, and applying the iron-on took me about 30 minutes per shoe. I wanted to pay close attention and make sure everything was done correctly. Very glad I did it that way, because this pile of shoes is making me SO HAPPY.

Six white keds style shoes with floral iron-on designs on them, iron-on rolls behind them in the background.

What do you think? Will you be adding some iron-on to shoes soon!? 

Floral sneakers made with Cricut Iron-On to shoes

Iron-On Shoes

These floral sneakers are a fun Cricut project to make with canvas shoes. Personalize shoes any way you like with this tutorial!
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Equipment

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker

Materials

  • Canvas Shoes
  • Everyday Iron-On Colors: Avocado Kelly, Petal, Raspberry, Blush, Navy, Ocean

Instructions

How to Cut Iron-On for Shoes

  • Open the floral design in Design Space, or pull up your own design.
  • To make two shoes, duplicate the design and size it to how you want it to fit your shoe. Measure the space on your shoe with a ruler. For my Keds style shoe I sized it just over an inch from top to bottom. For my little girls' shoes, it was a little bit less than an inch.
  • I also grouped and attached four of the leafy green pieces together on the canvas so that it would cut out exactly how I wanted them on the shoe. The rest I cut individually, because they are all different colors.
  • The instructions say to prepare 8 mats. Since I was cutting such small pieces, I actually only used two mats. To do it this way, first you will prepare your mats. Add a piece of iron-on, shiny side down in each color onto the mat.
  • Drag each item you're cutting to the area on the digital mat where the corresponding color of Iron-On is on the physical mat. Do this for all the pieces before you start any cuts.
  • After cutting each part of the design, you will weed. I find weeding relaxing, especially if I listen to an audiobook or podcast while I do it.

How to Apply Iron On to Shoes with EasyPress Mini

  • Heat EasyPress Mini to the hottest setting. Check that your design will fit on the shoe how you want it to, and keep the design on your screen or take a picture of it arranged how you like it so that you can reference it as you iron each piece on.
  • Roll up a hand towel and stuff it into the shoe as far as you can. The goal here is to keep the outside of the shoe flat, and to give you something to hold on to while you are applying Iron-On to the shoe.
  • This probably goes without saying, but be careful. The EasyPress Mini is very hot and the Iron-On protective sheet gets hot too.
  • Apply the pieces one by one, using the protective Iron-On sheet each time. Wait til each layer cools down from hot to warm, and peel off the plastic layer. Repeat until the design is all ironed on.

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Personalize Your Shoes: Iron On Vinyl (HTV) on Canvas Sneakers!

Instructions

STEP 1: GET MY IRON-ON VINYL SNEAKER DESIGNS

My fun sneaker designs for this project are free for you to use. You can get them either as a printable PDF or as an SVG cut file to use in a cutting machine like a Cricut. The pattern file contains the design to personalize your shoes. Download the sneaker designs (Design #204) from my free resource library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post).

Here’s what the uploaded SVG cut file will look like once uploaded to Cricut Design Space: 

(The three designs are on top of each other when you first upload them to ensure they are sized properly -- just click Ungroup and move each design to a new spot on your canvas so you can see them all.)

Tip: If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

Measure the width of your sneaker from Point A to Point B (as illustrated below) then adjust your design, if necessary, so the design width matches the width of your sneaker measurement

Measure the width of your sneaker from point A to point B

Now that your design is sized to match your sneaker, copy (Crtl+C or Cmd+C) and paste (Ctrl+V or CMD+V) so you have two copies of your design. Select the copied design then flip horizontally.

Hide or delete the designs you won't be cutting. When cutting this design it does not matter if the design is mirrored. I think it's a good idea to mirror iron-on designs anyway, just to get into the habit of doing it.

Hide or delete the upcycle sneaker design you won't be using

To add a name to your sneakers, measure your shoes to see how much space you have to work with. Then in Cricut Design Space, simply select the text tool and a font you like and type your name. Adjust the character spacing if needed. If you ungrouped the text, remember to select all the characters and Attach. If you use a font with touching letters, select all the characters and click Weld. And BE SURE YOU MIRROR your design before cutting.

STEP 2: CUT OUT YOUR IRON-ON VINYL TO PERSONALIZE YOUR SHOES

Before we begin, I wanted to mention that I found glitter heat-transfer vinyl (HTV) worked the best for my designs. Glitter HTV is more forgiving in the weeding and application of the design. This doesn't mean you cannot use other vinyl.

Once your design is ready to cut, click "Make It", then "Continue," then click "Browse All Materials" and choose "Glitter Iron-On."

Place your glitter heat-transfer vinyl pretty side down (so glitter side down) onto a green StandardGrip cutting mat.

Tip: Use a brayer to make sure the vinyl is stuck well to the StandardGrip cutting mat.

Load your cutting mat into your Cricut Explore, Maker, or Joy and begin cutting!

Once cut, unload your cutting mat and weed the excess vinyl away from your design.

After weeding, flip the mat over and carefully peel the mat away from your weeded glitter iron-on vinyl design!

STEP 3: ADD THE DESIGN TO YOUR SNEAKERS

Grab your sneakers, a sock/washcloth, scissors, heat-transfer vinyl and EasyPress Mini (or another way to heat your vinyl).

These are the supplies to begin ironing vinyl for upcycle sneakers

Stuff your sneaker with a sock/washcloth to give the sneaker support when applying your vinyl.

Stuff shoe with a sock or washcloth for upcycle sneakers

Set your EasyPress Mini to medium, place a piece of Teflon or parchment paper on your shoes, and pre-heat your sneakers for about 5 seconds.

Tip: I got the iron-on vinyl time and temperature settings from the Cricut Heat Guide. (Choose 100% cotton as your base material.)

Using heat-resistant tape, begin taping the design on your sneaker.

Use heat transfer tape to hold vinyl in place on sneakers

Cut off sections of the vinyl that you do not want on your sneaker. If using premium vinyl, I recommend cutting the design into small sections and piece together.

Trim off excess vinyl design before ironing to upcycle sneakers

Below is an example of how I cut my vinyl to fit the sneaker. You can use extra pieces of the design to fill gaps and use on other parts of the shoe like the heel of your sneaker.

Use heat-transfer tape to hole heat-transfer vinyl in place

Using Cricut glitter vinyl, I used my EasyPress Mini set to high and heated the iron-on vinyl design on my shoe for 25 seconds using a circular motion.

Note: If you have problems getting your glitter vinyl to adhere at these settings, we also found that 30 seconds at high worked well.

Iron vinyl on high for 20-30 seconds for upcycle sneakers

Use a small piece of teflon or parchment paper to protect other areas of your sneaker. The heat can burn or discolor unprotected canvas.

Use teflon sheet to protect sneaker canvas while ironing upcycle sneaker

You'll especially want to protect the rubber sole of your sneakers.

Once you finish applying the vinyl, remove the the film on a warm peel. You will probably notice that the film starts to lift from the vinyl anyway. Fill in or add pieces of the design to other parts of the sneaker. If you add a piece to an area where there is already vinyl, make sure you cover up the entire area with the teflon sheet.

STEP 4: SHOW OFF YOUR PERSONALIZED SHOES

Below are the finished sneakers from my other two designs. Here is the rose design on my shoes:

This is my rose design for my upcycled sneakers

And here is the leopard print design on my shoes:

This is my leopard design for my upcycle sneakers

Notes

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks to the JenniferMaker Design Fairy Team, specifically Design Fairy Caitlin, for helping me design and assemble these fun personalized shoes.

DESIGN SPACE NOTES

The SVG design file is W 6.018" x H 6.644" when it first opens in Design Space.

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Custom Shoes - Applying heat transfer vinyl to shoes - Does it work ??!!- Color Changing Holographic

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How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.
How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.
How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

Owning a Cricut machine has literally changed my life and when Cricut releases a new tool I get as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. The Easypress has been developing for a few generations and now Cricut has released the Cricut Easypress Mini.

For the newbies among us, the Cricut Easypress family consists of professional heat-transfer tools with a ceramic-coated heat plate, designed to take the guesswork out of producing flawless vinyl crafts. This is a gamechanger over using an iron in the old days!

Cricut also recently came out with new Quickswap tools for the Maker!

Today I am going to give you the rundown of how to use the Cricut Easypress Mini – there are some super important steps you will need to take to be successful, which I learned through the process of making my own custom pair of shoes!

Plus I will give you a free floral SVG cut file and a super cute panda bear and doxie SVG file, so you turn any pair of canvas sneakers or slip-on shoes into a fresh stylish look.

How to Use the Cricut Easypress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easypress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

What Makes the Cricut Easypress Mini Different?

First, what makes the Cricut Easypress Mini so different from the others?

Anyone who has played with vinyl knows that unusually shaped objects and tinier projects can be a challenge to craft when you are trying to use the larger surface of the original Easypresses. But with the Cricut EasyPress Mini, you are able to achieve professional heat-transfer results, even for your most shapely objects and projects.

Get these adorable files inside the Freebie Vault! Find them under the SVG section!

cricut easypress mini shoes

Here are a few types of iron-on surfaces that the new Cricut Easypress Mini makes possible to use!

  • Baby shoes
  • Hats
  • Stuffed animals
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Eyeglass cases
  • Certain shaped pillows
  • Intricate detail on shirts
  • Backpacks
  • Socks
  • Fabric headbands or bows
  • Any fabric object that might have a curve to it!
Cricut EasyPress Mini™, Raspberry

The Easypress Mini has 3 heat settings, high, medium, and low, which is different from the larger Easypresses that allow you to set exact temperatures and countdown timers.

Even with less precise features, I found the Mini just as easy to work with as its larger counterpart.

How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

Here are 3 keys steps to using the Easypress Mini:

  1. Always heat your surface BEFORE applying the vinyl. This preps the area to receive the vinyl so much easier and when you are working with curved or intricate surfaces this is extremely key.
  2. Check your heat settings. Because the heat settings are more simplistic, high, medium and low, it can be tempting to just randomly choose what makes sense to you based on past experience with the large Easypress. However, Cricut still has an Easpress Mini guide here with exact instructions to help you get it right!
  3. Create a firm surface for yourself. Working with the Mini likely means you often will not have a firm surface to press onto like you do on a table with the Easypress mat beneath your project. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a surface. For example, with my shoe project, I stuffed the shoes with wrapping paper I had on hand. If you don’t have any paper then use some socks to stuff into the top of the shoe for a better surface for pressing!
How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

Supplies for Customizing Your Shoes

Which Shoes Will Work with the Easypress Mini?

You might be wondering what types of shoes will work for iron-on vinyl. I personally tested a Ked’s cloth canvas shoe here and it worked great. They have sneakers and slip-on styles. I would say any shoe that is cloth will more than likely work.

A second option is leather shoes, which I am excited to try soon!

The only option I’m not sure would work is a mesh sneaker.

How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

How To Make Custom Shoes with the Easypress Mini and Heat Transfer Vinyl

Below is a video to show you how to add the iron-on vinyl to canvas shoes or keep reading for a written tutorial!

How to Customize Your Shoes with the Cricut Easypress Mini

Step 1: Prep

Start with stuffing your shoes with your wads of paper or socks to create that solid surface for adding pressure. You also will want to roll the cloth surface with a lint roller to pick up tiny debris or dust that may not allow the vinyl to make good contact with the shoe (DON’T SKIP THIS STEP!).

You also need to measure your shoe’s surface for proper sizing and placement of your chosen design.

Heat Settings

The heat setting I ended up using for this project was medium on the Mini Easypress and I held it on for 25 seconds or until the plastic liner separated.

If you are using leather Cricut suggests low heat and 30 seconds of holding. See heat guide here.

Step 2: Cut and prep vinyl

Next, you need to cut your vinyl out on your machine and weed the vinyl. You also will want to have some pieces of painter’s tape nearby ready to be used.

If you want to have the floral SVG I used here you can download it for free inside the Freebie Vault. Download these free templates by signing up via the form below. If you are already a member, log in right here and find it by searching ‘shoes’ or Design #96. Need help entering the vault? Read this helpful post here. 

Step 3: Warm

Once your vinyl is weeded then start by warming the surface of your shoe with the Easypress Mini. I suggest at least 30 seconds of warming on the medium heat setting.

Cricut easypress mini

Step 4: Place Your Design

Finally, it’s time to place your design! After you have measured an accurate placement lay your vinyl down on the shoe and hold it still with your painter’s tape. Press the vinyl to the surface of the shoe until the plastic liner comes off effortlessly.

Repeat until you have placed all the pieces!

How to Use the Cricut Easpress Mini: DIY Custom Shoe Tutorial with the new Cricut Easpress Mini. Plus Free Cricut SVG Cut Files.

I think the new Cricut Easpress Mini is so fun to use and definitely opens up a new world of possibilities. I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

Looking for more Cricut help? Click here to view my Cricut tutorial section on the blog!

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About Abbi Kirsten

My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy-to-learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects, such as printables, SVG cut files, and craft tutorials, but specifically love paper crafting and paper flowers. Interested in paper flowers?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my bestseller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library, and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.

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