How to Print on Shoes: Avocado Shoe Sublimation

Are you ready to be shocked at how simple it is to create this look? I can’t believe how easy it is to print on shoes with sublimation. Wow, what an amazing way to upgrade your blank canvas shoes- these Avocado shoes are super cute!

Homemade Avocado Sublimation Shoes

The process is simple, follow these steps, and you can have your very own customizable pair of kicks.


Tips for Doing Sublimation on Shoes

Can you put sublimation on canvas shoes?

Yes, you can with the right tools like fabric sheets, Cricut, and fabric glue. It is super easy with our cute Avocado Sublimation file.

What settings do you use with the Cricut?

Upload the SVG file into Cricut Design and make sure to use print-then-cut design and then select “complex” and “upload.” Also, make sure you resize the file to fit your shoe. After printing out the design on the fabric sheet, put it on the mat, but you will need to set the material knob to Fabric.

How much fabric glue do you need to put on?

You might think a lot, but no- put a thin layer on the back of the avocado design with a paintbrush but make sure to get the glue all over the design. After placing glue side down on the shoe, smooth out the design to get the bubbles out.

How do I protect the avocado design?

After the shoe has dried for 2-4 hours, then coat the shoes in Scotchguard. Let the shoes cure another 4-6 hours before wearing. More detailed instructions are below.

How to do Sublimation Printing on Canvas Shoes

Let’s get crafting! Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Pair of Shoes

Sublimation Avocado Shoes

Sublimation Avocado Shoes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $7


  • Two Canvas Shoes
  • 1 Printable Fabric Sheet
  • Fabric Glue
  • Avocado Digital Design


  • Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker
  • Fabric Rotary Blade
  • Light Grip Mat
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Scotchguard


  1. Download the SVG file and upload it to Cricut Design Space or your cutting machine’s software. Follow the prompts to load the print-then-cut design to your workspace by selecting “complex” and “upload”,
  2. Resize the imported design to fit your shoe toes then elect “make it” to have your design prepared for cutting.
  3. Load the printable fabric sheet into your inkjet
  4. Follow the prompts to print your avocados on the printable fabric sheet.
  5. In Cricut Design Space, set the material to fabric and place the rotary blade in the machine.
  6. Place the fabric backing-side down on the mat and set the machine to cut.
  7. Remove the fabric sheet from the mat and remove the avocado designs from the backing. Discard the backing and excess fabric.
  8. Add a thin layer of fabric glue to the back of one of the avocado designs, using a paint brush to spread it out across the fabric entirely.
  9. Place the avocado design on the top of your shoe, glue-side down. Smooth out the design, eliminating any bubbles or wrinkles.
  10. Allow the glue to cure for 2-4 hours before coating the shoes in Scotchguard. Allow the Scotchguard to cure for 4-6 hours before wearing.


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