Very well done! Suzanne
Well done my friend. I am going to book a class with you.
you Ladies rock
LOVELY!!! Will a tutorial be coming soon? ;D *2U
Thank you, see below in one of the comments, I tried to explain more or less how to do. Good luck.
What kind of fabric did you use? looking great.
It was a very light velveteen.
This is a great idea. I have thrown away shoes because the leather is worn and scuffed but the integrity of the shoe is good. Would be fun trying to see if I could do this.
You must try, it is quite a experience, I tried to explain a little further down. Good luck
Matching shoes finishes a great look. Very well done. I have done it before and it makes you feel really RICH.
Yes it feels great.
Neat work on getting them covered. What type of glue did you use?
We used a bostic clear. You can not use quick sticking glue.
Wow, fantastic project and the color is so stunning :)
They are gorgeous.
Amazing, would never have thought of doing anything like this, Thanks for showing and telling us how you do this. Might give it a try one day with old pair of shoes
You must realy try. It is a great feeling wearing a pair of shoes you have covered yourself.
They are lovely in blue, ready for a night out on the town! We did this for my friends wedding (a few decades ago..ugh), and used the same fabric that we used to make the girls' dresses. They were tea length dresses, and looked so elegant with matching shoes. It's a great way to help keep costs down for the bridal party, and recycle/upcycle something will just get thrown out soon anyway. Well done!
Thanks, I often covered shoes for bride, bridesmaids, and even mother of bride. You can make it even nicer by putting some bling on.
wow I too have never heard of this but I can see the possibilities. well done!
Never heard of this ever i heard of painting them but covering them???
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Thanks, I often cover my shoes when they get "ugly"
Marietta, they turned out great. Well done. Thanks so much for sharing with us. CTC will have to have a class on this in the new year!!! hugs Yvonne x
Thanks Yvonne, she is very pleased, and so was I. Funny I was thinking this afternoon, mabe it will be a good one for the CTC ladies to do. I will defnitively have to show you.
Marietta, that would be great. xxxx
Very nice work.
How did you do this?
We took the sole of with some heat from a gass stove. The little heel sole is easy to just lightly pry off.Then you carefully make space between the heel and the shoe with a flat object (thin screwdriver) You do the heel first, by glueing the heel, and when the glue is dryish you smooth the material on. It gets carefully pushed in between the heel and shoe ( you only need a small space, but push it in about 1cm. Then the same with shoe. Start on front, and gradually work with glue and material to back. When you reach the back, you cut across the shoe to just plus minus a cm from where the shoe starts in the front on foot. Trim and push in at the same place where heel was pushed in. Fold over and glue the material around the shoe onto bottom where the shoe and sole is going to meet. Fold top in over shoe edge plus minus one cm. Glue this neatly, because it is going to be where the foot goes into shoe. Lastly check that everything is nicely glued without showing through the material, and glue the sole back on. Use enough glue. Non of my shoes has ever come apart. Leave for at least a day for glue to set properly. Hope this helps a litte. Not easy to explain LOL
Sorry, you neaten the back seam by making a small edge stitched tape up, and pasting it over the seam. Push the bottom part in between heel and shoe, and neatly fold and glue the top over the edge.
WOW, Never heard of this and you did a wonderful job and have done it many times before. So impressed. Your shoes look wonderful
Thanks for the instructions! You did a great job covering those shoes!