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Shoe Redo

Added Feb 7, 2011

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...






I had to try recovering a pair of shoes after I saw Alison Dahl’s tutorial. Had to.
It was a really fun process. Not too difficult, though it did take a little bit of finesse to keep it neat. I followed Alison’s instructions exactly, except I wrapped the fabric under the shoe and glued it, and then cut it with a razor blade later on when it was dry. I liked the way the wedge looked with the fabric turned under the bottom edge. This makes me think about all sorts of other things that can be covered… I will definitely do this again. There is more on my blog if you are interested.

Material Notes

Cotton, spray adhesive, fabric glue, leather cord for lacing




Garment Type

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    Jun 28, 2012, 06.19 AMby leokadia

    Das ist so toll. Jetzt kann ich mir eigentlich immer die passenden Schuhe zum Kleid machen! :-))

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    Apr 17, 2011, 01.01 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    these are beyond incredible!!!

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    Feb 16, 2011, 04.15 AMby luluxo

    this is so impressive. i love the fabric and the style of shoe. i would buy these!! <3

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    Feb 8, 2011, 11.29 AMby baka-pepica

    they are so cool! i muss do it to! :)

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    Feb 8, 2011, 03.17 AMby missdandy

    These look so fantastic!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 12.14 AMby sewinl0ve

    Definitely a technique worth mastering! Great job!

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    Feb 8, 2011, 12.10 AMby India T.

    super cute!!! your fabric choice is awesome.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 09.36 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Fantastic job! :)

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    Feb 7, 2011, 09.25 PMby Testosterone

    What an inspiration for footwear fanatics everywhere.

    Great job! Bet they rake in the compliments and jaw dropping gawks.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 08.11 PMby hdk100

    Is there anything not said?… Great shoes!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 07.11 PMby elegantmusings

    Brilliant! I love the fabric you chose—it works well with the shape of the shoe. :)

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.48 PMby saylavie

    wow, i love these. i wanna try that now.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.58 PMby carottesauvage

    Woaw , they are superb. Well done!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.15 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely redo!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.06 PMby caramia-made

    OMG these are absolutely amazing!!!!!! I’m dying to try this technique too!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 03.41 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Adorable! Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL often has a shoe-covering class so if you need more ideas or some coaching that would be a place to go. This kind of shoe would be a great way to use up vintage fabric scraps. Btw, these shoes look like something pricey at Anthropologie. Good job!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 09.23 PMby Testosterone

      Oh, VOGUE in Evanston, on Main Street! A haunt of mine in the 90s.

      How I long for the store, the staff, and the shoppers. It’s one of the few stellar fabric stores in Chicago.

      Thanks for the memory!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 09.53 AMby aggelicat .)

    Fantastic work! Happy to hear that it is not too difficult, though it seems to be cause the result is sooo great!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 11.43 AMby lizajane09

      Thanks! It really isn’t too difficult.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 07.16 AMby carolyn-s

    I ADORE these!! They look absolutely gorgeous! Well done!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.46 AMby dejanu

    I love that tutorial. You did an amazing job! I haven’t attempted it yet but on the lookout for the perfect ‘pre-loved’ shoes :)

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      Feb 7, 2011, 11.44 AMby lizajane09

      Thanks! I’ll be on the lookout for more shoes from now on :)

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    Feb 7, 2011, 05.27 AMby madebymeg

    amazing! this wants me to try it even more!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 11.45 AMby lizajane09

      Thanks! I will definitely try this again. All the possibilities!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 12.56 AMby Lisette O

    Those are some very awesome shoes! They look so well done.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 12.49 AMby forabetter

    Love the shoes! Love the outfit! Very well done : )

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