So, last week you probably saw the shoes I made for my sister’s birthday… You may or may not have noticed that I photographed the shoes on my own feet, in spite of the fact that my sister’s are a whole size smaller than mine. Yeah.
You may or may not have known that the U.S. is in some serious heat wave. Tomorrow, the meteorologists forecast that here in central Oklahoma, we will have the absolutely ridiculous high of 111. No, that isn’t a typo. It’s freaking getting real up in this summer. One hundred and eleven degrees of humid awful sticky heat. Ugh.
While I was modeling these too tiny cuties, and sweating my feet off, the soles kind of sort of popped out. Ooops. I couldn’t hand my sister shoes with cardboard in the bottoms, so I had to work something out. In the end, I think it makes the shoes even more awesome. Why? ‘Cause the insides are super cute now, too!
You will need: sole inserts, fabric, spray adhesive, scissors.
STEP 1: If you’re just recovering your insides, pull the insert portion out. If you are needing to replace that part, you can purchase replacements at big box stores. I was able to salvage the inserts orginally from the shoes. So at least that worked in my favor.
STEP 2: Take your fabric and cut rectangular shapes, larger than the insert itself. Spray adhesive to the front side of the insert and allow to become tacky before placing and smoothing out your fabric. Here I rocked the polka dots. Cool, no?
STEP 3: Give time for the glue to dry and then trim your inserts out. You can apply some Fray Check around the edges if you’re worried about that sort of thing. Spray some adhesive on the bottom of the sole and jam it back into the shoe. Voila. You are finished!
So, it’s an itty bitty Shoesday, but unfortunately yesterday I came into my office to find my camera lens half hanging out. Darn cats. But boy do I have a fun Shoesday in the works for next week! See you then :)Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website