Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shoes Refashion - Creating multiple looks with one pair of shoes

Remember my shoe refashion from a few months back? I wanted to have different looks for one pair of shoes. Recently, a local shoe brand started selling flats with embellishments that are attached to the shoe using Velcro. This allows you to change the embellishments, and they also sell different types of embellishments for their shoes which are mostly just fabric flowers. It’s a concept that’s right up my alley and it’s so easy to DIY too. And I have an old pair of flats that’s perfect for the project.

I’ve had these shoes for more than a year. I loved the beaded pompom on the shoes when I bought it but since then, this style has become pretty common and I started seeing it everywhere. For some reason, that made me lose interest in the shoes and I stopped wearing it. The shoes are usable, however. Those pompoms just have to go. So off they go.

Next step is to attach Velcro. You will need:
  • A strip of Velcro. Choose a color that will match or go well with your shoes.
  • Felt circles or squares that matches the color of your Velcro.
  • Super glue. I was thinking of using hot glue but this attachment will see a lot of stress and pulling and I wasn’t sure if hot glue will hold. So I decided to use super glue.

STEP 1: Attach one side of your Velcro the felt. Since my Velcro wasn’t wide enough for my felt circle, I attached 2 strips.

STEP 2: Cut the excess Velcro around your felt circle or square.

STEP 3: Apply glue to the other side of the felt and attach it to your shoes.

STEP 4: Make your embellishments. For this project, I made black satin flowers using my Satin and Tulle Flower tutorial. There are a lot of tutorials for flowers or other embellishment you can use. Another idea is to make 2 small Pearl Bows. I plan to make that next.

STEP 5: Attach the opposite side of the Velcro (opposite from the one you attached to the shoes) to the back of your embellishment.

STEP 6: Attach the embellishment to the shoes.

And there you have it. I'm loving this new look! You can get different looks from just one pair of shoes by making different types of embellishment and switching it to fit your look or your mood for the day.

Check out the other looks I made for this pair: Shoes Refashion - Part 2

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CAS said...

That is such a cute idea! I'm totally inspired -- on my way to my closet to see what I have that I can change....lol! Oh, who am I kidding, I haven't even unpacked my craft room yet to get to all my supplies! Oh well, now I have the idea. Thanks for sharing!
:) CAS

Kelley said...

Marvelous! I've always wanted to do this but just haven't found a pair I wanted to embellish or revamp yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

LOVE THEM!! Pardon me for being a little obsessed with your blog but I LOVE IT! You're so gifted!!! I'm definitely going to follow you :)

Lindsay said...

This is the second project that I have looked at from you today--you must have a great blog. :)

I'd love for you to share this as well. :)

Christine said...

Such a cute project! I will have to try it.

Christine @ http://projectsaroundthehouse.blogspot.com/

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Such a great idea to use velcro!!! CLEVER!

Thanks for linking up Janelle!