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« on: December 30, 2005 08:34:38 PM »

Under the heavy influence of inspiration from https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=53838.0

I found a pair of converse-like shoes which didnt fit too well or go with anything in my wardrobe

and turned them into cute little shoes which probably still dont get with anythign in my wardrobe!!!!



1. Cut the shoe to the right shape, just above the first set of eyelets. And glue the tounge to the side bits of canvus (you can see a little white dop of glue through the eyelet!!)

2. Cut a strip of stretch fabric (mine was qit a study fabric so t didnt stretch out of shape but still stretched around the curves). Then a feww inches at a time, cover it with clue and stick it over the raw edge and peg it down. Keep going around until youve covered all the edges.

3. Keep all the pegs on as long as possible... SIDE NOTE: the craft glue i used isnt very durable. Im interested to know a better solution.. maybe super glue?!!?

4. Sew a longish piece of stretch lace to one side, slip the shoe on, pull the lace snug over you foot to work out the length and then sew it down on the other side of the shoe.
I put machien arm into the shoe as shown but only sewed an inch or sew as wide as the lace. It would be too hard to sew all the way around the edge I think.

5. Hand stich cute buttons on!

6. Scrub white rubber bits with spray and wipe and a scratchy pad thing.

7. SHOW OFF!!!!!!

NOTE TO SELF: hand sewing through canvas cover heavily in craft glue is very hard going. Ease up on the craft glue in such areas!!!!
« Last Edit: January 01, 2006 05:29:51 PM by object001 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005 08:56:06 PM »

I must agree, hand sewing through canvas is hard.  I tried with my machine on my converses and like...Didn't work, so now I have to hand so and I just grasp the shoe tightly and shoveee the needlee haha.  I loooove yours though.  They look so professional.  I love the lace and button

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005 09:11:35 PM »

very very cute!! I love how u added the cute plaid fabric!!  anything with plaid is RAD!!!


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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2005 09:51:02 PM »

That was the principle I was working with!! Woo plaid!
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2005 09:58:03 PM »

Beautiful! I love them lots! =)

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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2005 09:59:30 PM »

oh now those are cute!! i like how you took the time to put the lining on so they don't look all cut up. the lace and the button are awesome!!! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2005 10:12:10 PM »

i have to agree, they look very professional! i love the cute button and lace addition :]

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2005 10:18:00 PM »

when you have something that does't match, especially when it's this cute, you BUY new clothes to work with it. lol

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« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2005 10:51:49 PM »

OH wow i love it!!!! maybe you can make a nice tutorial for that Smiley hehe jp
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2005 10:53:30 PM »

Wow, this an awesome shoe recon. I need some of that stetch lace.

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