Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shoe Refashion - Espadrilles

I got these espadrilles from our Valentine Fair last Monday.

One of my office mates was selling these. I bought them so I can do a little shoe decorating :) See, these are made of light weight cloth so I was thinking that it will be easy to pin small brooches to decorate it.

When I got home... I got to work.

With small denim corsages.
I made 2 denim corsages that were around 2.5 inches in diameter. Each had a pin at the back which I used to attach the corsages to the shoe.

With red leather bows :) I love this one!
I saw a tutorial and printable patterns for these bows from Leafy Treetop Spot yesterday. I didn't use the templates though because I had to customize the size. The template gave me an idea of how each piece should look though, so that was a big help when I free-handed mine. Each of my bows has 2 pins at the back... one at each end so that they will be more stable when attached to the shoe.

I initially thought about using Velcro instead of pins but that means permanently attaching one part of the Velcro to the shoe, and I still want to be able to use the shoe as it is, plain without any decor.

I linked up to the following link parties (aren't link parties fun?? I get a lot of ideas from other amazing projects posted there.):
Blue Cricket Design | Between You and Me | Tea Rose Home | Sew Much Ado | Today's Creative Blog | Somewhat Simple
CraftOManiac | Tatertots & Jello | Craft Couture | Sumo's Sweet Stuff  | Keeping it Simple | Sew Can Do | Not JUST A Housewife | It's So Very Cheri |  The Girl Creative | Sugar & Spice at Seven Thirty Three


Bella said...

uy ako din janelle! gusto ko nyan...ang ganda nung nadagdagan ng decor...=) belle

Janelle said...

Binili ko yang espadrille na yan for that sole purpose... para i-decorate ;) haha! Pero isusuot ko din naman :D

nicquee said...

I love it! Gawa ka pa ng ibang decors. :)

Denise said...

FABULOUS job. I am loving those additions to the shoes!

Extreme Personal Measures

Dominique @ Craft Couture said...

Great job! Thanks for linking up. hope to see you next monday as well.

Modern Wivelyhood said...

So cute! I featured this on a few of my favorite tutorials for the week here:
Have a great week!