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Topic: UPDATE 9/22-More fun with xx-hi converse: Button them up!  (Read 10846 times)
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fiorinda
« on: May 11, 2009 08:54:17 PM »

Update pics below

Since I got a small but enthusiastic response from my post on the discussion board, I decided to go ahead with this idea.  I will eventually add more to the sides, but I'm done for now.  My husband bought me a serger for mother's day, so I am going to be otherwise occupied for a while Smiley.  

Journeys had the white xx-hi ON SALE!.  So of course I had to have another pair(plus I have a job this year and a bit of fun money).  I wanted to do something totally different from my embroidered ones.  So my mind turned to buttons.  Wouldn't it be cool, thought, if they looked like they buttoned.  So after toying around with some ideas, I came up with this(and I have no idea if this has been done before. I didn't want to discourage myself by googling it):








If anyone is interested, I made a tutorial on how I did this.  You can find it here: http://fireflydreaming.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/how-to-add-buttons-to-your-shoes/

I did these shoes as well:



Thanks for looking!  Any criticism or comment is welcome.

I finished embroidering one shoe.  Now I need to find black buttons.  This is hand embroidered.  It took about 6-8 hours




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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2009 09:08:01 PM »

They're very nice!
I like how the buttons give them a bit of Victorian flare.
Thanks for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009 09:13:48 PM »

This is definitely a nice twist to our converse world. I must say I loved your tute on your site.
I also love the "optional" supply ..confetti tosser" Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009 01:21:46 AM »

It looks great, you should have won the button challenge  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 05:25:17 AM »

ooooooh I love these!  I want I want I want. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009 07:10:14 AM »

They're very nice!
I like how the buttons give them a bit of Victorian flare.
Thanks for sharing Smiley

My thoughts exactly!
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009 09:57:12 AM »

Charming!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009 11:48:43 AM »

i would so wear the converse!! i like this idea!! keep up the great work!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2009 01:09:37 PM »

GENIUS!!! As if it's so simple!!!!! I love you, Florinda Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2009 09:37:20 AM »

I want them. Sooo cute!
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