DIY Leather T-Shirt Pocket

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
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Hey guys!! I am constantly looking for unique and new ways to use my Cricut Maker and my Cricut EasyPress. I have wanted for a long time to try out applying Iron On onto leather and today’s the day that I finally did it.

It turned out better than I expected! So let me walk you through the steps.

I thought it would be cool to make a leather pocket for a t-shirt and I had this Genuine Leather from Cricut.

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Leather Shirt Pocket

For this project, I used:

  • Genuine Leather, Camel
  • Gold Iron On
  • Cricut  Maker
  • Cricut  EasyPress 12×10
  • T-Shirt
  • Fabric fuse
  • E6000

To begin the project, I created my design in Design Space. I found this bee image under the image search.

I imported the image into my DesignSpace and ungrouped the image to remove the smaller bee since I wouldn’t be needing it.

For the word “WORKER” I chose the font, Typewriter Font.

Once I had my design ready, I needed to design a pocket shape to cut.

I couldn’t find a pocket template on DesignSpace all ready to go, so I made my own. I made a quick video to show you how I did this.

I used my Cricut  Maker to cut and score the Leather.

You can see the sharp and precise score lines in this photo. This is why I love the Cricut Maker.

Once the Maker had cut out my pocket, I folded the leather along the score lines and I used E6000 to glue it.

I opted for E6000 because this Leather is Genuine Leather and really thick. It was too hard to hand sew and it would never make it through my sewing machine.

I used this clips to hold the Leather in place while the glue set.

When the glue was completely set, I removed the clips and applied my Iron On design.

I used my new 12×10 Cricut  EasyPress in conjunction with my  EasyPress Mat to protect my work surface.

I used a cooling block to cool the leather before removing my transfer paper.

I used HeatnBond to attach the leather pocket to my t-shirt.

Using the HeatNBond with my Cricut EasyPress was so easy! I also got better results than I ever have with a household iron.

I love my new shirt and the leather pocket is so fun!

I love doing projects like this because I am not too good at sewing so I can add fun elements to my clothes without ever having to pick up a needle.

What do you guys think about this project!? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope that if you have a Cricut you will give this one a try and if you don't have a Cricut, I hope this inspires you to get one of the best crafting tools on the market!

Suggested materials:
  • Cricut Maker   (Cricut)
  • Cricut EasyPress   (Cricut)
  • Cricut Leather   (Cricut)
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