Sunday, 23 October 2011

From tat to glam

Earlier in the year we bought Bethan some lovely satin shoes to wear to a family party. She loved them (they were "high heels") and has worn them to the point of destruction. when It got to the point that I couldn't bear her going out in them anymore, and just about to throw them away, I decided to give them a make over.

I used PVA glue and tissue to patch the holes, having taken all the sequins and embellishments off. I decided to cover the whole of the shoe outer to give a good ground for the next stage.

I applied a layer of Rose coloured acrylic paint.

I then cut little squares for three different pink fabrics on the bias. and made bias strips with some black spotty fabric. I applied the squares to the shoe outer and heel and covered with a couple of layers of PVA. This is the PVA that is waterproof when dry - NOT the school version that would wash off.

When dry I trimmed the edges and glued on the bias strips to overlap the edges. Then I made long laces using a pink bias strip - the same fabric as one of the squares I used. I think I'll try to find some more of the black spotty as it would look much better.

Bethan loves her "new" shoes -what do you think?


  1. They look fab! Would never think to makeover shoes, very clever.

  2. Wonderful! and inspiring... wish I hadn't given away those shoes...

  3. Those are awesome! I love that you took something old and made them new and exciting again!

    Thanks for linking up to "Tute"-in Tuesday at Oops! I Craft My Pants


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