I was inspired by this DIY post and after finding the perfect pair of heels at Goodwill over Thanksgiving weekend, I couldn't wait to try this out!
I've been wanting some 'low & pointy' heels for a while...who knew they were orphaned & waiting for me at Goodwill? And they weren't even paired...I had just about given up hope when I finally spotted the 'twin' across the store!
The shoes were exactly the style I was wanting & in good shape on the outside, however, they were looking a bit fatigued around the inner seam...
...and wanted to prolong their life for as long as feasibly possible, a plan of rebirth was hatched:)
So, heels in tow, I purchased some bias tape to achieve a more neutral & monochromatic look as opposed to the inspiration pair. I went with khaki bias tape which should work well year round:)
I followed the tutorial (it's great!) with just a few tweaks:
- I used 1/2 inch bias tape only vs 1/4 + 1/2 inch- there had obviously been a run on the 1/4 inch khaki bias tape, leaving me with no other option!
- I made my bow a bit smaller based on scale
Tip: less is WAY more with fabric glue. I'm no connoisseur of fabric glue but mine seems to be a bit gloppy and so I ended up with my first shoe resembling the above, and then promptly redid it!
I found that a light smear of glue was all the bias tape could handle before leaking through to the other side...patience...breathe...
Ha! That's a laugh! I got a bit antsy as I was trying to get this finished before tucking Livy into bed so there are a few little spots of glue peeking through- hoping they'll dry completely????
|Snapping pics at night- pardon the horrendous lighting!|
So in approx one hour, I had a brand new pair of shoes! And it really was pretty easy:)
Bias Tape- $2.29
Glue- free (already had it in my growing stash!)
Total cost= $10.28!!! And what I love most is that these are unique and I won't feel badly about replacing them a ways down the road:)
Thanks for stopping by,