Of course, you've all seen mod podged shoes all over the web for the past 8 months or so, which is why I'm finally caving and doing them today. Plus, it's finally Spring here, and I wanted some pretty shoes...for free~
Here's what you need:
|I also ended up using an erasable fabric marker
and a sharp blade.
1) There are easier ways to do this, but you can drape your fabric over your shoe and trace a cut line with an erasable fabric marker. After I took this photo I had to redo this step because I realized I was doing this on the wrong side. The right side of the fabric should be facing out, otherwise you won't get a proper fit when you turn your fabric.
2) Cut your fabric out, you should end up with a funny look shape similar to this:
3) Lay your fabric over your shoe to make sure you have a good fit, you may need to do a bit of trimming. Also, cut some notches into all curved areas. This will help it lay flatter when you glue it down.
4) I didn't take a shot of the actual gluing process, but basically you just slap some Mod Podge down, place your fabric over top, and gently tug and pull till you get it in place.
I had some overhang along the edges. I did this so that I could make a nice clean cut along the edges. I ended up using a surgical blade seam ripper. I still got some jaggedy edges and have to do quite a bit of fixing up but it's not a bad cut.
5) You can add another layer of Mod Podge on top to seal it in and protect the fabric, but I didn't. I knew that if I did the black would really show through and darken the fabric. It just means that I don't wear these shoes on rainy days or down any dirt roads...I should be OK.
6) Cut a short length of gathered lace and angle the edges.
7) Run a bead of hot glue along the edge and adhere to the inside of the front of your shoe.
And now I have one less pair of black pumps (This is a good thing).
Have you mod podged a pair of shoes yet? Go ahead...everyone's doing it!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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