DIY: Repurpose Old Shoes
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!
Perfect for hiding scuffs!
Miu-Miu Jeweled Heels
Glue on, and be-dazzle worn shoes!
Fabric Covered Shoes
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
- Break up the shoe into 5 sections
Outer side from center back
Inner side from center back and trace sections
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.
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.
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.
5. Pour fabric glue onto a piece of paper and paint the glue on to the first section with a paintbrush.
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.
This one had to be my favorite! Check-out burdastyle.com for more tips on creating the fabric covered shoe.