DIY: Repurpose Old Shoes

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Photo Credit:honestlywtf.com

Photo Credit:honestlywtf.com

I am the QUEEN of scuffing up my shoes! I know that I may be a little too rough with them, especially my favorites that I wear all the time, but I just don’t want to throw them away! After searching for ways to doctor-up my shoes I found great remedies for you and I to be-dazzle and swag out our shoe closet with our old shoes. Awesome? I know!

Cape-toe

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Photo Credit :fantabulouslyfrugal.com

Perfect for hiding scuffs!

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Miu-Miu Jeweled Heels

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Photo Credit:honestlywtf.com

Glue on, and be-dazzle worn shoes!

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Fabric Covered Shoes

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

What you will need:

  • pair of shoes
  • 1 yard of fabric cotton fabric,
  • 1 yard of self-adhesive fabric OR Temporary Fabric Adhesive Spray*, Sobo craft glue (make sure it’s okay for fabric)
  • scissors & a pencil

Directions:

  1. Break up the shoe into 5 sections
    Toe
    Wedge
    Outer side from center back
    Inner side from center back and trace sections

    Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

    Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

2.      Spray the back of muslin with spray adhesive and lay the fabric over various parts of the shoe. The spray will not make the fabric stick to the shoe permanently, or Lay self-adhesive fabric over your shoe sections and trace the outline of the shape.

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

3.     Traced the wedge heel pattern piece, and then the rest of the shoe. Trace exactly where your sections meet, you can add seam allowance later.

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

4.     Once you have traced each section of the shoe, lay your pattern pieces onto your chose fabric and add about 1/2″ seam allowance to the insides— or the parts of the pattern pieces that will fold into the shoe for a clean edge. Notch these pieces for ultimate flexibility.

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

5.     Pour fabric glue onto a piece of paper and paint the glue on to the first section with a paintbrush.

Photo Credit:burdastyle.com

Photo Credit:burdastyle.com

6.     Then you lay the pattern piece onto the glued section. Started at the top, fold notched edges into the shoe, and work your way to the sole. Look out for folds, gathers and bubbles. Get the fabric as taught as possible.

*For the straps measure their length and cut rectangles accordingly & add seam allowance. After applying the fabric to the straps, poked the fastening holes with a safety pin to ensure you will be able to strap the shoes on once the glue dries.

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

Photo Credit: burdastyle.com

This one had to be my favorite! Check-out burdastyle.com for more tips on creating the fabric covered shoe.

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Ashli Redd/ CW44 Tampa Bay
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