*old wedges or platforms you never wear
*scrap fabric (stretchy)
*sewing machine and needle and thread
approx. 2 hours
$6 (for the pushpins)
givenchy shoe diy
I have a confession...my name is Ren Ariel Sano, and I am a clothes hoarder. It's true. Me and Rubin are going to move soon and he's made it very clear that it's time to get rid of all the stuff I don't wear. So I have to get my @$$ in gear and turn the things I never wear into new shiny things I wear all the time (tricky, eh?). Plus I like to believe I'm crafty enough to complete all the projects I say I'm going to. It's one thing to be a hoarder who plans on DIYing but it's another thing to be a hoarder that actually does it.
So I've been obsessed with these shoes since I saw them for the first time last year. I think I dreamt of them once. Like I always say, if you can't buy em DIY em! (terrible)
I had this dress that had a lining under the skirt that made it a little poofy. I never liked it so I cut it out. It was some cheap polyester blend, nice and stretchy. The matching was just a coincidence.
I cut it into four pieces like so...
Make sure you have enough to wrap around your foot a few times. I hemmed all four sides of all four pieces.
I hot glued the first piece half way around one side of the wedge. (ignore all the bunny hair on my glue gun)
I did the same to the other side with my second piece.
I stuck the push pins all around the glued part of the shoe.
Then, I stitched the two pieces together to ensure they would cover the straps.
I glued the left piece to the top right of the wedge and all the way around to the middle of the heel. Then I did the same with the right piece. I push pinned the whole thing.
I contemplated covering the whole wedge with push pins but I decided against it.
I kept the straps on the shoe so they would stay securely on my feet but made sure to cover them with the fabric. Easy peasy.
givenchy shoe diy