Shoe Redo: Rickrack Posies (Reupholstering your shoes)

    I love this. It's like a furniture makeover for your feet.

    And I don't know why but I've been into the combination of denim and red. I think there's a couple different ways this could have been done. This is what I came up with in the few short hours I had to myself last afternoon.

    I think you will like this because I describe how to recover a shoe with a little fabric and a little Mod Podge. IMAGINE the possibilities. I have about two more just sitting on the bench.

    Fabric (enough to cover your shoes)
    Mod Podge
    Any embellishments (buttons, ribbons)
    Brush for glue
    Razor blade or exacto knife
    Hot glue

    Step 1: Cover your shoe and cut your fabric. Cover the shoe with more than enough fabric because as you stretch the fabric over the shoe it will shift in directions.

    I would recommend cutting as wide as it is long and vice versa (not like I did:)

    Step 2: Cover the top of your shoe with mod podge.

    Step 3: Cover the glue with your fabric. Stretch the fabric around the toe and rounded corners so that the fabric is as flat and wrinkle free as you can get it.

    Step 4: Continue down the shoe the way you had in step 3.

    Step 5. When you reach near the heel, make a cut up the middle and then trim around to make a circle that is 1/2" away from the inside of the shoe.

    Step 6: Fold one side of the fabric over the middle of the heel.

    Step 7: On the other side of the heel, coat with glue on the wrong side of the fabric.

    Step 8: Fold over 1/4"

    Step 9: And glue down.

    Step 10: Make cuts in the extra fabric in the inside of the shoe.

    Step 11: Use hot glue to glue the fabric to the inside of the shoe.

    Step 12: Using your razor blade cut the fabric as close as you can to the sole.

    Step 13: Add your embellishments with the hot glue gun. I want to add that when you cover the entire shoe with modpodge in the end, everything will become darker so choose colors that are a bit brighter that you want the end result to be. Imagine what the material would look like if you soaked it in water. That's what it will look like permanently.

    Step 14: Apply Mod Podge to entire shoe and let dry for 24 hours.

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