Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Shoe Refashion?

That's right, I refashioned my daughters shoes! I found these little ballet flats at WalMart for $8.00... but don't you think they are kinda boring?

So I made a little flower out of some black jersey knit and sewed it on! She LOVES them, and so do I!


To make the flower I cut a 1.5 inch strip of fabric, about 6 inches long. Then I used elastic thread in my bobbin and sewed up the middle, creating a nice little ruffle. I folded the ruffle down the middle where the seam was and then rolled it up to create a flower. I put a few stiches in the bottom to secure it and then attached it to the shoe with a short thick needle and some thread! (You could probably glue it on too)

4 comments:

Brynn said...

Ok I read your blog(s) all the time and decided to finally comment. This is such a cute idea! I love taking chepo stuff and making it cute. Thanks for all the info, I'm definitely gonna be trying this.

Ashley said...

I love these! The fabric looks exactly the same too! I can never match black fabrics.....

kgbgraphics said...

YEAH! I have these and my daughter cried every time I put them on her. Those gummy straps were "hurting her".. which I don't think they were, but we cut them off anyway. I was trying to figure a way to doll them up ever since. Here I go, I need to attempt this :)
Thank you!

Erin said...

Jess those are so cute i was going to ask you where you got them at dance class and forgot, now i know. I am going to the fabric store after chers nap to get the stuff for the dress, wish me luck. I might call you haha