Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mod Podge Mary Janes
So two months after I bought her these shoes, they looked like that.
I didn't want to go buy another pair of shoes. I mean, come on! Kids grow out of shoes so fast anyway. Then you add wear and tear to that. It's just ridiculous! So I gave in and decide to make some glue shoes.
To prep the shoe, I took a seam ripper and took off the bows. Then I colored in the scuffs with a sharpie just in case the scuffs showed through the fabric later.
For the fabric part, I started by rolling the shoe around a piece of fabric and tracing as I went. I came up with a U-shape.
Then, I slopped mod podge all over the shoe and fit the fabric on top trying to smooth it down as best as I could. There were of course some wrinkle/pleaty areas around the toe. Just try to tuck and fold those so they look like they are on purpose.
Here's the messy part. Trying to hold the fabric in place (it slips), I used an X-acto knife and trimmed the excess fabric. I cut mine below the trim.
Once that was done, I slopped more mod podge on and smoothed some more. Let dry. Glue bows back on.
They aren't too bad considering they're glue shoes. What do you think?
Update: The bows fell off the first time she wore them. We were at church and I didn't notice it until we got home, so yeah. I guess I'm going to have to find some ribbon and make some new bows, glue them on, and hope they last a little longer than the first ones.
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