Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My First Tutorial...

I came across this the other day and I knew that I had to try it. I had the perfect pair of shoes in mind- gross ugly shoes destined for the salvation army. The great news is that I got them for $5.00 from Limited Too (yeah they make shoes in my size). Any way the fake patent leather and cork never really went together.Lay out enough fabric to cover your shoe. I had a few fabrics I was deciding between but at the end of the day in a couple months I can just change the fabric out.Lay on shoe just to make sure you have enough.
Cut down the middle to just before you reach the shoe. Cover the shoe in modge podge. Put fabric on shoe and pull nice and tight over the shoe.

Cut slits in the fabric that will cover the inside of the shoe, and modge podge the fabric up and over the shoe, pull tight.

If you are doing a sling back like me take your piece of fabric and fold it under and glue down so you have a nice edge. If you are doing a flat or other shoe- take one edge and glue down, then take the other end and fold under and glue on top- for a nice finished edge. Of course I couldn't find my exacto knife and since I was bound and determined to finish, I just used my rotary cutter. Unless your rotary cutter is much sharper than mine I suggest finding an exacto knife or using the blade on your fabric scissors.
Once you have trimmed everything, cover the entire shoe in modge podge.

I am going to take some 3/8 ribbon and cover up my rough edges on the inside, just because I'm not in love with the way it looks.


AJoyfulBabyBowtique said...

o my gosh o my gosh o my gosh!! what a FABULOUS idea heather!!!! LOVE IT!!! thanks for sharing the love!!!!

Brooklyn said...

i can't wait to try this i got to go to the DI and get some shoes to try this on i'm soo EXITED THANKS for being BRILLIANT like always


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