Finding shoes that are both cute and comfy is not an easy task. If you come across a pair that fits these criteria, you usually have to spend a fortune on it. Investing a lot of money in a single pair of shoes can have a huge effect on your fashion budget, given that women own on average around 20 pairs of shoes! To save some money this month, I decided to buy comfy shoes and spice them up with a quick and easy DIY shoes idea. Read on to see how to cover shoes with fabric in less than half an hour and turn a boring pair of comfy loafers into incredible cute polka dot statement shoes!
I used two old sweaters, some hot glue, and a pair of grey slip up loafers for this DIY shoes project. Some of you may recall that I used these same loafers in the past for a tulle and sequins shoe decorating idea. Now that the summer is over, I decided to get rid of the sequins and recover the shoes with fabric instead.
To start, cut a piece of fabric from an old sweater large enough to cover the shoe. Then, apply a thin layer of hot glue along the edge of the shoe. Glue the fabric and cut any excess.
Next, cut two rectangular pieces of fabric from another old sweater. The easiest way is to use one of the sleeves and cut it in half.
Glue the rectangular pieces along the side edge of the shoe. You can gather the fabric to add texture.
Once the glue is dry, tie the pieces in a nod at the top of the shoe. Finally, cut circle patches from the second sweater and glue them on the fabric for decoration.
Below you can see the final result. To make these DIY shoes more interesting, I used different colors for each of the shoes.
These DIY fabric covered shoes will look great with an over-sized winter dress and some bright leggings!
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