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« on: November 26, 2004 05:30:20 PM »

I bougth a pair of plain boring black flats and modified them with fabric [please excuse my gramatical errors as my first language is spanish] here's a description with pictures of the process.

1. that's the shoe I bought it for $8 bucks at a local store.

2. cut the sole off with an exacto knife. [didn't exactly used the correct materials]

3.cut off some taping it came with.

4. tore the whole thing apart along with the insole.

5. traced a pattern of the shoe on the fabric.

6. glued the fabric to the shoe.

7. top-stitched the fabric to tuck it inside the shoe.

8. stitched the back of the shoe so it' a continous piece.

9. sewed the little backpiece back on.

10. stitched some taping [is that the name for it?]
11. glued the sole back on [again used the wrong materials, it was all I had, but hey it's pretty strong held]

12. tada!!! finished result, and now to decorate with some applique.

please express your opinion and ways to improve it.


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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004 05:36:19 PM »

Those are very very good! They came out so nice and professional looking. Excellent job.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2004 05:39:16 PM »

i could never do that.
it is crazy good.
i commend you.

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2004 05:39:30 PM »

those look great! I think they are perfect just the way they are

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2004 08:02:23 PM »

oh god that is awesome! it look like something you'd pay lots of $$$ for in a designer store. great job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2004 10:14:30 PM »

wha? how the heck? great job.. if this was my project... the end result would not resemble a shoe.

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2004 11:10:16 PM »

Gorgeous! I'm still in awe you did that at home... holy cow.
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2004 05:50:54 AM »

OMG!!!  Shoe fetishists with a fabric addiction will go nuts over this!!!  You're brilliant!  What kind of glue and sewing machine needle did you use?  I'm guessing that using an old shoe with a crease at the instep wouldn't work.  *wildly applauding*

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2004 07:23:48 AM »

Wow....  that is awesome.  Just like disorientedx said- if I did that, mine wouldn't look like a shoe either.  LOL

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2004 12:13:33 PM »

that is too awsome!
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