Several years ago, I had to get some nice black shoes for my college choir concerts. They've always been super adorable, but since I've been wearing them more often lately, there's been a bit of wear and tear.
The other day, parts of the black started coming off, and we can't have that. After a bit of thought, and taking mental stock of my materials on hand, I figured out a plan.
They look good as new! My boyfriend said he wouldn't have been able to tell that the shoes didn't come like this in the first place.
What you need:
- Old shoes
- Thread, needle
- Fabric scraps in corresponding colors
Here's what to do:
1 Clear the shoe of all the bits coming off.
2 Take one end of the ribbon and sew it to the shoe as close to the bottom rubber as you can. I started on the outside of the shoe.
3 Wrap it over to the other side of the shoe, making sure to cover up the icky bits, fold the end over, and sew it as well.
4 Admire your awesome handiwork
5Decorate! I did my best approximation of a flower that 5 Letter Design makes, and I'm pretty proud of it.
Do you have any shoes that need a little TLC?
How would you redo them?