It was a rainy day in Scotland. Again – sounds familiar, like one of the last posts. I was, again, with another pair of ballerinas outside.
Long story short:
- It rained
- I was wet
- I went to H&M
- I bought a cheap pair of white sneakers (on sale – yippee).
The white sneakers were the only ones which were in the sale, that’s why I bought them. I ought to have known better. After a 30 minute walk in a rainy city and a little bit of countryside, the shoes looked a bit damaged shabby without the chic. Now I understand why they were on sale here in this time of the year…white probably wouldn’t win the colour of the season this year…
Anyway: I have the September box from Crafty Creatives – great stuff inside. This time the topic was monochrome and inside was a lovely black and white patterned fabric. I really like the fabric so I decided to use it to pimp my shoes. Voilà, let us start:
You will need:
- Fabric (a
fat squaregood sized square will normally be enough, I used the one from the Crafty Creative box)
- Mod podge glue
- Scissors (Preferably fabric scissors)
- Fabric paint
Here’s how I made it:
- Clean your shoes- if they look like mine did.
- Take a part of the fabric and cut a square big enough (plus an extra 2-3cm) to cover the area of your shoe which you want to coat – finish one at a time.
- Put mod podge glue on the chosen area of the shoe and try to be exact, only to cover the area where you want to have your fabric.
- Lay the fabric (pattern above) on the shoe and adjust the piece so that everything is covered.
- Use your fingernail to create the border to the other parts of the shoes, that´s the line where you will cut the fabric after the glue is dry.
- Let the shoe dry. If the glue isn’t dry enough the fabric will wrinkle.
- Cut with a cutter carefully at the line (the one you made before with your fingernail).
- Do the same with the other pieces.
- Put, if you want, another lay of glue over the shoe (I haven’t done this because the shoe was already a fabric sneaker). The glue is a bit like a varnish.
- Use fabric paint to colour the borders of the shoes and the parts you want to have in another colour, I used black to go with the black and white theme.