Japanese take the shoes off in the personal house to keep out soil dust. In the winter, we need the warm and clean slippers. We call them "room shoes". Fleece shoe lined with furry fabric. Pattern and cutting Print pattern 2 times. From the left to the right, Inner sole, sole, instep (outer shoe), instep, sole (lining), leather sole. How to make Sew lining shoe. Attach ribbons, trimming fur, and so on.
shoe makeoverI love the simple, carefree style of laceless tennis shoes, especially in the summer. They're the best shoes to slip on before running errands, shopping, being outside, or really anything. I've been drooling over these Keds for a while now... However $50 for one pair of shoes really isn't in my budget. So when I saw plain white Keds knock offs at Walmart for only $5 , I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Materials Needed: Plain White or Off White Tennis Shoes (Walmart has them for $5 and Target has them for $9)RIT or other brand Fabric Dye1.5 " wide ElasticStrong Needle and Thread (in coordinating color) Although I love the muted colors that Keds sells. First take out the laces In a large pot Boil your water. Rinse your shoes off in the sink with hot water When your water is boiling, turn it down to more of a simmer and add your dye. Let them sit, stirring them around every once in a while, for about 10 minutes or until they reach your desired shade. Here's how mine looked once dry: Shoes- $5
Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 3 (Ruffled T-Strap)Are you tired of flip flips yet? Hang in there…….because I’m not. :) I keep finding new colors of $2 flip-flops, cutting them apart, and making new straps and styles with fabric scraps and doo-dads that I have at home. I just can’t get enough of these simple little jewels. If you missed out on the other ideas…..you can find them here and here. So today, I made some frilly little T-strap sandals. They would look great in any color. And they just happened to fit perfectly on my little 15 year old niece. (Such a perk to have family nearby. The breathable cotton makes these super comfy and light for the warmer weather. Great with jeans. Thanks for letting me use your feet Camille. Ready to make your own? Before you begin, check out the post here, to see how to take apart an old pair of flip flops. **Also, The fabric I used for these T-straps, was a really sturdy cotton. For this t-strap style, you’ll need 2 long strips of fabric and some circles. Now, for the ruffle. And that’s it.
Mod Podge ShoesMy husband jokes every time I get the bottle of Mod Podge out that I’m going to Mod Podge fabric to our computer keys or Mod Podge our kids clothing to their bodies. Hey, don’t tempt me. I know, I may go a little overboard with this stuff…….but I just had to try it on some shoes. Originally, I saw the idea on a site my sister showed me. And using some of my favorite fabric. How fun would these be if you matched them to a cute skirt you’ve made? Anyway, this is my first time applying fabric to shoes with Mod Podge and I am in no way claiming that this will last on here forever. Edited To Add: Emilee left a comment and mentioned outdoor Mod Podge… Sure enough, I found some online here. Do you want to try it out yourself? Grab a pair of your old flats or buy a nice inexpensive/clearance pair to try it out on. (I cut the bows off.) Just lay a piece of fabric over the shoe, big enough to cover the entire thing. Trim around the edges, just so there’s not tons hanging over the edge.
Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 1 (Braided Straps)Summer is great. And warm. And full of outdoor activities and trips to the pool and random walks around the neighborhood. I love it. And my shoe of choice for these warmer months?? So, I saw a tutorial for this flip-flop makeover (great work Mother Huddle), floating around the web…….and the wheels started turning. I decided to just string all of the ideas together and create a whole series. First up? A quick and easy flip flop…….made with some braided knit fabric scraps, using the 5 strand braiding technique, shown here. These soft braided straps streeeeeetch the perfect amount, right around the back of my heel……..keeping the flip-flop snug and in place. I added little loops of fabric to the sides, to keep the braided straps in place. These little sandals are so light, they’re soft and stretchy, and my favorite part……..they’re inexpensive. ($2.50 to be exact) These flip-flops make me think of the beach……and make me miss GA. I guess I better find a sandy spot at the lake. And that’s it. Enjoy.