Long time no blog! Summer is typically slow around here, last summer was verrry slow because I was growing a baby, but this summer is just slow because it’s hot! And there is so much to do in the summer! We did jet off to San Francisco for a week at the beginning of June. I met up with some sewing blogger friends for fabric shopping in Berkeley! I’ll tell you about that soon!
In the mean time, I’ve been doing a few refashion projects because it seems like we’re all in need of new clothes. Especially the baby! She is growing like a weed and it’s hard to find cute things for a good price. A few refashions are in the works and this is the first one, a little shoe redo! I used to do shoe makeovers all the time, I love them! You can check out my DIY ruffle shoe refashion, spray painted shoes, dictionary shoes, and lace refashion. (Yikes those posts are old! I’ve learned a lot with the camera since then!)
So, these shoes! I found these little boy shoes on clearance for $3.50 at Old Navy the other day. I wasn’t a super huge fan of the style, especially since Cohen is way too big for them. But, I was a huge fan of the price! $3.50 for brand new kid shoes is unheard of! So I bought them and ideas for giving them a makeover started brewing.
$3.47 for the win!
I was going to do polka dots but then I decided to draw little hearts all over. Who doesn’t love polka dot hearts! Then I replaced the laces with handmade polka dot bias tape (which Jess gave me at SNAP in 2012! Thanks Jess!). The red bias tape matches the red at the bottom of the shoe so it was perfect. And now I have a little pair of cutesy girl shoes! They are too big for the baby right now, but they will fit soon enough. This was a really fun and really fast project. You can make them, too. All you need is a blank pair of shoes!
DIY polka dot heart shoes
Fine tip permanent fabric pen
bias tape for laces
1. You need a fine tipped fabric marker pen for this. You can try it with a sharpie, too if you want. 2. Practice making a heart on the tongue of your shoe. That way if you mess up, no one will see it! 3. Make little dots with your pen to decide where to put your hearts. 4. Then make each dot into a heart. 5. Keep making hearts, following your pattern until your whole shoe is covered!
Then replace the laces with bias tape. Tie the ends of the tape into a knot and you’re done!