Shoestaches – Mustaches for your Shoes!

April 17, 2012Allison Murray
Shoestaches - Mustaches for Your Shoes!

This has been by far one of my more popular posts. Some ask, why shoestaches? I say, why not?

Shoestaches - Mustaches for your Shoes!

This DIY is weird – not going to lie – the first response I got was “WTF are you doing over there?” and “Why?” What some might fail to see is that this is fun. Hip hip hooray for fun!

I made two sets – glittery black, ’cause I love glittery ‘staches and ’cause it reminds me of Burt Reynolds :) Let me tell ya, that man can rock a moustache. Plus a hot pink with purple edges just to be fun and different.

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This project can be whipped out in about 15 minutes per pair – you will need:

Felt, scissors, matching embroidery thread, needle, shoes & laces, your moustache printable.

Shoestaches - Mustaches for your Shoes!

STEP 1: Print your moustache printable and cut the shape out. Either pin it on dark felt, or trace the shape on lighter felt.

STEP 2: Carefully cut out the moustache shapes. Go around and clean up the edges when you are through.

STEP 3: Measure out the grommets on your tennies and mark where to place loops to draw your laces through. You’ll want your loops to be completely within the marks so that your ‘stache doesn’t get bunchy.

STEP 4 & 5: Cut out some small rectangular shapes that will be hidden on the backside and act as your lace loops. Tack them on with embroidery thread that matches the color of your moustache. Before sewing on the next loop, be sure that your loop as a nice arc to it, so that your laces will easily fit through. Continue sewing on the next loop.

STEP 6 & 7: Run the laces through the back of your moustache and then lace your shoes. Enjoy!

Happiest of Mondays to you – and remember – there is nothing wrong with being weird. At the very least, people will remember you and your awesome shoestaches. :)

Comments (15)

  • Stacy

    April 17, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. Really cute!

  • Allison Murray

    April 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Thanks for stopping by Stacy!

  • em

    April 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM

    cool i will try this out!

  • Lynn

    April 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    My granddaughter will love those. Thanks so much.

  • Jane`

    April 29, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    These are just HANDSOME….I have seen the shoe ideas and I just love hetm, thanks for the ideas.I am sure I will pass them on to my daughter.

  • Allison Murray

    April 29, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I love that word. Handsome :)

  • Lisa

    May 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    OMG! My daughter and her friends are mustache freaks! They will absollutely LOVE these! GREAT idea!!!

  • Allison Murray

    May 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I'm so glad, Lisa! The mustache bug is going around biting most everyone these days!!!

  • Frances

    June 11, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    You rock! I love your website and your attitude, I'm weird too, and damn proud. :)

  • kee

    June 21, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    going to make these tonite for my great grans. Boys & Girls both will love it….thanks

  • Allison Murray

    June 21, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    Yay, Kee! I hope you love them. :)

  • gaye

    June 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    these look such fun, I think I might have to have a go lol well done you :) x

  • Allison Murray

    June 30, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    Thanks, Gaye! So glad that the shoestaches made you smile :)

  • Debbie

    January 14, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Where are those tennis shoes from? And i Love the shoestaches :)

    1. Allison

      January 14, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      They’re the cheapie $5 shoes from Wal-Mart!

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