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Topic: Ugmo blue Underground shoes...into leopard print badasses!! **Pic heavy**  (Read 4142 times)
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« on: September 27, 2010 11:02:49 AM »

I bought a pair of these bright blue Underground boots from good old Ebay...because they were stupid cheap and it's a bit difficult to find them in my size. Smiley *got pretty big feet for a lady* Wore them out a few times and realised how gawd-awful the colour was. Sad


So I was debating what to do with them - sell them (the buyer gave me grief and never paid for them), dye them (too messy), or just paint on them (nope). So a fellow Craftster pointed me in the direction of a 'fabric swap' tutorial for Converse-styled shoes.....and this is the end result. I am WELL pleased with the result. Cheesy

It took, in total, a couple of hours to get it all done...not counting the overnight glue dryage....and waiting for my eyelets/shoe glue to arrive in the post. I was surprised how easy it was to do - I think another chuck recon is on it's way. Wink My boyfriend kindly asked me to pimp his chucks out with some tattoo print fabric. Smiley

The eyelets are a bit off and I had to add a bit extra fabric at the toecap, but who cares?! They're allllll mine. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 11:11:08 AM »

awesome!  Do you have the link to the original tutorial?   

Those look great!!

This isn't Kansas, and I'm not wearing red shoes.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010 11:14:52 AM »

Here you go - http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/11/interns_corner_reupholstering.html - it's loads of fun to do, especially when you're at a loose end. Tongue -x-

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010 05:12:04 PM »

Holy crap they turned out amazing! I'm glad you found the tute useful, cuz your shoes are way hotter now Cheesy The turquoise laces with the leopard print makes me laugh so much, in a gleeful sort of way Tongue

« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010 01:29:35 AM »

Ha!! At first, I was 'um, these don't really go...', but they work in their own weird way. :p -x-

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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010 09:33:06 PM »

ahhh man this is awesome! it looks pretty perfect haha
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010 08:42:58 PM »

Those turned out great; they look like they were always meant to be that way. And I think the aqua? laces are a really nice pop of color.

Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2010 12:41:50 PM »

Hey I really love this concept of reupolstering converse...is there a way you can explain how you did it? I clicked on the link you gave someone else that was supposed to be a tutorial and it was just a bunch of pictures of projects no instructions. Please help. I want to do this for myself. I also have larger feet for a woman and want some kick butt shoes..if you can help I'd be soooo happy thank you!
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010 04:23:39 PM »

The link to the project is in green type, "All Stars Fabric Swap." Here's the actual project pages from the digital magazine:


Good luck and have fun Cheesy

« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010 03:38:48 PM »

these are fantastic!
I'll have to try this out sometime!

I am currently collecting PUNK ROCK EMBROIDERY! Cheesy
Message me if you're up for a personal swap? <3
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2010 07:10:06 AM »

I ended up giving them to my friend - seeing how she totally coveted the crap out of them. She wears them all the time now. Tongue -x-

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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013 12:19:32 AM »

AH-MAZING!  I would have never thought to completely re-upholster (probably not the right word, LOL) a pair of shoes.  I have a very well-loved pair of low-top Chucks that I've been wanting to snazz up.  I think I'll be trying to work up my courage and attempt this for myself. 
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2013 06:15:58 PM »

These are fantastic!! I have big feet also, (11!) but these look amazing!
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