DIY “If You Can Read This” Kids Socks

Make these adorable “If You Can read This” Kids socks inspired by Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy from Disney Books! The tutorial will show you how to DIY your own pair of socks!

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Do it Yourself If You Can read This socks
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Getting the kids ready for bed has always been a struggle for me. We learned some tips that made the bed time routine a little easier. Letting my daughter pick the bed time story she wanted to hear is always a winner. Our favorite book has been Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Scott Campbell. Inspired by the book, I’m sharing a craft project to DIY “If You Can Read This…” kids socks.

You’ve probably seen those socks all over, but it is usually for adults. I decided to make some for my kids and they turned out perfectly! This DIY project is so easy that you’ll be making everyone some socks! Plus, they make such cute gifts!

DIY "If You Can Read This" Socks for kids

DIY “If You Can Read This” Kids Socks

Supplies Needed:

Supplies needed for DIY If you can read this kid socks


Step 1: Open up Silhouette Studio. Click the text option to type out your words or download the free file. If you want to write your own version, just type out your words and use the text tool to pick your font style. Size your phrase to fit the size of your socks.

If You Can read This kid socks

Step 2: Since we are using heat transfer vinyl, we must mirror the phrase. Right click, then select flip horizontally. Click the “Send” button to adjust your cut settings. Select the material. In our case it is Heat transfer – smooth (if that is what you are using).

Step 3: Place your heat transfer vinyl on the Silhouette mat (place it clear sheet down). Load the Silhouette cutting mat. Send the design to cut. Once the design is finished cutting, weed the design.

Materials needed for DIY If You can read this kid socks

Step 4: Position the design on the socks, then press using an iron or heat press. Carefully peel the clear sheet. You are all set!

Easiest project ever, right? My kids love wearing their comfy socks especially when we’re reading Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy book. It is such a fun and hilarious book that can be enjoyed by everyone.

DIY If You Can Read this socks

About Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy

A hilarious twist on a classic bedtime story: When a boy who routinely refuses to go to bed gets a talkative stuffed animal, the tables are turned!

It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit. Scott Campbell’s expressive illustrations bring home the hilarity. Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick’s loving parents–fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual–decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy’s antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear.

DIY "If You Can Read This" Socks for kids

The book and socks would make a wonderful gift for any child. The holidays are coming – it would make a one-of-a-kind gift for a special child in your life. I love making homemade gifts for my friends and family – this year it will definitely include a pair of personalized socks and this book for the kids.

What is your child’s favorite bedtime story? 

DIY "If You Can Read This" Socks for kids




  1. September 18, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    ALL of my kids should have had this socks when they were little. All they wanted was story time. Any time was story time for them.

  2. September 18, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Aww, the socks are so fun. What a great project! I always loved reading new books with the kids before bed.

  3. September 18, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    I love those socks they are great for kids and adults as well they are so much fun. I would make these messages for everyone in the family.

  4. September 18, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Oh my goodness these socks are adorable! I want to make some now, lol. They would make perfect gifts too. I read this book to my granddaughter over the weekend and she really likes it. It is such a cute story.

  5. September 18, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve got a vinyl cutter, but need to get some heat transfer vinyl. I could make so many cool things (like these socks)!

  6. Kathy
    September 18, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    I love these socks! They’re the greatest! I need to make a pair for my daughters. They love it when I read to them too.

  7. Sherry
    September 18, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    These socks are such a cute idea. My son’s favorite book when he was young was 5 Little Ghosts and my daughter’s was Goodnight Moon.

  8. September 18, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    These are adorable!
    LOVE this idea for a Christmas Eve Box 🙂

  9. September 18, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    What a cute idea! I keep seeing this book on-line. It looks SO cute, I need to get this for my little ones. They would probably love this as a bedtime story!

  10. Krystal
    September 18, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I’m obsessed with this idea because those if you can read this socks are so clever! fun gift idea!

  11. Rachel
    September 18, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    My 4 year old just looked at this and said, “Oh that would be cute. Can you get me the pink ones?”

  12. Boyd Kobe
    September 19, 2018 / 4:21 am

    Hi Felicita,
    I absolutely adore your very cute socks, totally need to make them this weekend!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Bianca Dottin
    September 21, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    This is such a cute idea! My daughter would love this.

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