Ok – most of you know I have a shoe thing right? This is not a secret.
But now I think I’m getting addicted to this whole shoe-refashioning thing – check out my latest creation!
Aren’t they just the cutest??
They’re even adorable in the back!
I have had these little flats from Walmart for ages – I just couldn’t decide what to do. But this weekend I got to playing with fabric and mod podge and I love how they turned out!
These are super easy to do – and pretty quick! The longest part is waiting for everything to dry.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- Plain flats – mine are from Walmart
- Fabric to cover toes
- fabric and rhinestone buckle for bow
- permanent marker
- mod podge
Start out with some plain flats. Cheapies are totally fine.
If yours have a little bow – chop that off.
With your permanent marker, draw on some little polkadots. You don’t need to get the toe covered, but put them everywhere else.
I found that the slower I drew them on, the more round they looked.
Cut a piece of scrap fabric to make a pattern for the toe piece. Fold the fabric around the toe and use a marker to draw in where the leather of the toe ends. Cut this out, then use it to cut out your good fabric. Cover the toe of the shoe with Mod Podge all the way to the tip and lay your fabric over it. Make sure the toe lays down as flat as possible.
Let this dry for about 15 minutes. Once it’s dry, if your fabric overlaps the base of the shoe a bit, you can tuck in with a needle. If it’s longer than that, trim it off by running an exacto knife between the leather and the sole.
Put another coat of Mod Podge on top of the fabric to seal it better.
While the Mod Podge is still wet, lay a piece of lace over the edge of the fabric. Trim the lace so it ends just at the sole of the shoe on either side.
Once this dries, add another coat of Mod Podge over the top.
While that’s all drying, add pieces of lace to the back of the flat. If you have a little center piece like I do, you can add the lace on either side. If you don’t you can just put a pretty piece of lace down the center.
Cut a piece of fabric for the bow 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Fold the piece in half long ways, right sides together, and sew down the long edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Turn right side out and press with the seam in the center.
Feed the tube through your little rhinestone buckle and fold the ends to the back side. Sew the ends together and to the back of the bow by hand.
Add a good amount of E-6000 (or other very strong glue) to the back of the bow. Glue the bow to the front of your flat. Snag one of your hubby’s clamps to hold the bow in place.
Once everything is all dry – you’re all done!
Pop on your new shoes and take them for a spin!
What do you think? Would you give them a try?
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