Hey all, it’s Stephanie here with a tutorial on how to decorate socks with Fiber-Lok Rug Backing.
Fiber-Lok is generally used for treating the back of a rug to keep it in place on your floor. It can even revive old rugs. The natural rubber is easy to apply.
But if you’re looking for a crafty use for it, you can make custom non-skid socks! Plus, by adding mica powder to this rug backing, you can even give it some color!
- Socks (solid color works best)
- Fiber-Lok Rug Backing
- Resin Powder
- Cups and stir sticks
- Adhesive vinyl and cutter OR contact paper and razor blade
Design and cut a stencil pattern from your vinyl or contact paper.
Flatten the socks with the bottom side up. If the socks have a hard time staying flat, like is the case with some no-show socks especially, cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside each sock to hold the shape.
Press the vinyl stencil down on the sock. Spread a thin layer of Fiber-Lok inside the stencil. Most of it will soak into the sock a bit, and this is fine.
For the next layer, scoop some Fiber-Lok into a small cup, and a couple of sprinkles of mica powder and stir well. The color will darken as it dries, since the Fiber-Lok itself dries clear and won’t stay white.
Spread the colored layer over the stencil, and then remove the stencil immediately. Let dry completely, usually several hours.
*NOTE* Per Fiber-Lok instructions, wait 1 week before washing. So set your cute socks aside for a bit to let them cure.
What do you think about this fun way to customize socks? It can even be used on baby socks to create a nice grippy surface. Just remember you’ll have a much smaller space to work with.
I hope this has sparked some ideas for you on how you can make your own custom decorated no-skid socks. Have questions? Be sure to ask in the comments!