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« on: June 09, 2018 08:12:45 PM »

These were a pair of black, Birko-flor (faux leather) Birkenstocks that were very boring so I covered them in some Indonesian Batik cotton fabric.

Batik Birkenstocks by Maybe_lazy, on Flickr

I used outdoor Modgepode and painted it onto the straps and pressed the fabric on to it. Once dry I used a craft knife to cut them around the straps. I left the area around the buckles until the end and cut a T shape into the fabric and pushed the fabric under the buckles.

I put Dritz Fray Check Sealant around all the edges (and where the buckle holes are) and I sprayed the finished shoes with Scotchguard. I'm hoping they'll wear well but we'll see, I haven't tried this before and wasn't sure the best glues to use.

Batik Birkenstocks by Maybe_lazy, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018 07:55:35 AM »

These look great! From the photos you'd never know they didn't come from the store like this. I hope they hold up well so you can wear and wear them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018 04:45:40 PM »

I thought they were painted. Amazing job on adhering and cutting that fabric! I'd love to hear how they hold up. Kudos!
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018 12:22:02 AM »

These are so cool!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018 06:55:36 AM »

They came out beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2018 12:16:35 PM »

They look fab. As good as if you bought them like that... All your friends will be wanting you to decorate their shoes... I certainly would
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018 05:19:20 AM »

 You have to keep us updated on how they wear. I love the fabric you chose too. These are beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018 11:01:46 AM »

These rock! Great way to make them your own
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