Sunday, September 16, 2012

DIY Fabric Covered Shoes

Fall and winter are boot weather, so today I am going to show you how to take last year's boots and give them a make over. We'll be covering the boots with fabric scraps. You can actually use this method to cover any type of shoe if you want! Here is what you will need:

  • a pair of old shoes
  • fabric scraps
  • craft glue, such as modge podge and a brush
  • and xacto knife

Take your shoes and make sure they are clean and with laces removed. Choose the area that you want to cover and make sure that you have a fabric scrap larger than the area. Brush on the glue, thoroughly covering the entire area that you want to cover with fabric. Go right up to any edges or seams carefully. With the glue still wet, put your fabric on the area, smoothing out any wrinkles as you go, carefully working it to any edges. There will be excess fabric hanging over the edges. Don't cut that now as it's much easier to cut it later when the glue is dry. Once the glue is dry, take the xacto knife and carefully cut the excess fabric off. Follow around the edges and any seams, but be careful not to press too hard and cut into the shoe leather.

With the excess trimmed, your first shoe should be ready! Now repeat the process for the second shoe to finish the pair. Enjoy your "new" shoes!

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