Everyone needs time to themselves every once in a while to stay sane, and moms are no exception! The problem is, kids seem to have a built-in alarm that goes off any time their mom sits down to take some “me time”, and they immediately need you for something. What you need is some Mommy Is On A Break socks, so that the next time you put your feet up and your kids come to bother you, they know exactly what’s up! AJ isn’t quite old enough to read yet, but you can bet I’m going to wear these socks anyway every time I get a few minutes to myself, and these will be the first words I teach her to read!
If you have a cutting machine like a Silhouette or a Cricut, you can easily make socks like these for yourself! If you don’t have a cutting machine or don’t want to cut out the vinyl yourself, you can find the pre-cut vinyl in my Etsy shop; all you need to do is iron it onto the soles of a comfy pair of socks, and it’s totally machine washable and dryer safe!
DIY “Mommy Is On A Break” Socks
- 10 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 0 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 10 minutes (total project time)
- cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut (or an X-Acto knife if you have steady hands)
- iron or heat press
- heat transfer vinyl
- thick paper
- your favorite pair of comfy socks
I shared a detailed, step by step tutorial on how to use heat transfer vinyl earlier, so if you need a refresher on how to design, cut, and apply heat transfer vinyl, check that post out.
I used my Cricut Explore Air to make these socks, so I started by opening up Cricut Design Space. I typed the words into the design, then played with the sizing and spacing a bit until I was sure it would fit on the sole of my socks.
Then I loaded white heat transfer vinyl into my Cricut and sent the design to the Cricut for cutting. Remember to mirror your design for iron-on images so that the text isn’t backwards in your finished project!
While the vinyl was cutting, I cut up some thick paper to make inserts for my socks help “spread them out” and keep them flat while I ironed on the design. The inserts were about 3” wide and 7” long, and I just put them inside my socks, all the way down to the toe, so that the sole was flat.
Once the vinyl was cut, I weeded away the background vinyl, then positioned the vinyl words on the soles of my socks.
I used my heat press to iron on the vinyl, but you can use a handheld iron instead.
After the vinyl was pressed onto the socks, I let them cool for a minute, then pulled out the paper inserts and put them on!
These were already a super comfy pair of socks, and now they’re perfect for relaxing in because everyone knows I’m taking a break!
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