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Topic: Sad fabric sandals get a facelife! A bit photo chubby. And first project post!  (Read 1273 times)
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SewCraftyDonna
« on: October 13, 2011 01:14:44 PM »

I thrifted these fabric sandals thinking I would just paint them. But I decided I NEEDED denim sandals.

I decided to use large iron-on denim patches so I could get a clean edge without any fraying. It was a bit of a pain to iron on the patches but using my small travel iron and a potholder made it much easier. Using the heat also stretched them a bit, which my extra wide feet appreciated.

Sad sack sandals before:


Removing last bit of pleather trim:


And after!
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Close up of bow detail:


Photographer's Assistant #1, asleep on the job!


Photographer's Assistant #2 doesn't like the flash.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011 01:44:39 PM »

You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011 02:18:23 PM »

Very nice job!  I actually liked them before (I'm a sucker for sad sack shoes), but the denim rocks.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011 06:07:32 PM »

cool! i wish i could find thrift shoes to alter....but i have enough time finding shoes in the first place (damn these big feet) lol. and your assistants are adorable
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2011 05:42:59 PM »

Thanks!
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greenbug1
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011 08:22:24 PM »

what a cool refashion!
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