by marietta 11 Oct 2012

Thought I would upload the shoes I showed one of my students to cover. She did so well, I did one and she did the other. So proud of the ladies.

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by sdrise 12 Oct 2012

Very well done! Suzanne

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by marthie 12 Oct 2012

Well done my friend. I am going to book a class with you.

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by spendlove Moderator 12 Oct 2012

Excellent!

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by muflotex 12 Oct 2012

you Ladies rock

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by mad14kt 12 Oct 2012

LOVELY!!! Will a tutorial be coming soon? ;D *2U

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you, see below in one of the comments, I tried to explain more or less how to do. Good luck.

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by jenne 12 Oct 2012

What kind of fabric did you use? looking great.

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

It was a very light velveteen.

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by rgotter 11 Oct 2012

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.

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

You must try, it is quite a experience, I tried to explain a little further down. Good luck

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by oaro 11 Oct 2012

great looking shose

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you

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by joyce05 11 Oct 2012

Matching shoes finishes a great look. Very well done. I have done it before and it makes you feel really RICH.

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Yes it feels great.

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by capoodle 11 Oct 2012

Neat work on getting them covered. What type of glue did you use?

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

We used a bostic clear. You can not use quick sticking glue.

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by loosie 11 Oct 2012

Wow, fantastic project and the color is so stunning :)

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you

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by 02kar Moderator 11 Oct 2012

They are gorgeous.

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you

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by anitapatch 11 Oct 2012

Wonderful job

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you.

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by edithfarminer 11 Oct 2012

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

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

You must realy try. It is a great feeling wearing a pair of shoes you have covered yourself.

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by laffma1 11 Oct 2012

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!

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thanks, I often covered shoes for bride, bridesmaids, and even mother of bride. You can make it even nicer by putting some bling on.

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by pldc 11 Oct 2012

wow I too have never heard of this but I can see the possibilities. well done!

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marietta by marietta 12 Oct 2012

Thank you.

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by noah 11 Oct 2012

Never heard of this ever i heard of painting them but covering them???
LQQks gQQd hugs

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marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

Thanks, I often cover my shoes when they get "ugly"

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by castelyn 11 Oct 2012

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

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marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

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.

castelyn by castelyn 12 Oct 2012

Marietta, that would be great. xxxx

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by joanne8125 11 Oct 2012

Very nice work.

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marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

Thank you

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by highlandermom 11 Oct 2012

Beautiful work

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marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

Thank you

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by 1961nancy 11 Oct 2012

How did you do this?

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marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

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

marietta by marietta 11 Oct 2012

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.

means by means 11 Oct 2012

WOW, Never heard of this and you did a wonderful job and have done it many times before. So impressed. Your shoes look wonderful

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 12 Oct 2012

Thanks for the instructions! You did a great job covering those shoes!

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