DIY Leather T-Shirt Pocket
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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:
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!
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- Cricut Maker (Cricut)
- Cricut EasyPress (Cricut)
- Cricut Leather (Cricut)
- Heat N' Bond (WalMart)
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Oh this is super cute! Love it!
WOW! What an awesome way to upgrade a boring tee