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An New Pair of Old Shoes

You know the saying you can never have to many shoes....well my pocketbook disagrees!
I saw these shoes in a magazine and fell in love with them.

Aren't they to die for?!?!?!

I stared at this picture for a few minutes and then realized I could do that.

What do you think???
 I love them and so does my pocketbook because I had everything on hand to make them.

I had these pair of shoes in the back of my closet. They are not exactly like the ones in the picture, but they were close enough!!!

I also had these leather pants that I bought at a thrift store for $0.50 about a year ago.

Put the shoes on and measured how long the finished ruffle will need to be. I have a big feet so 
my finished ruffle needs to be 6" long.

Measure the strap. My strap was just under 3/4".

 From the leather pants I cut 2 strips 24" x 1.5" for the ruffle.
I also cut 2 squares 1" x 1" for the strap casing.

Round all your edges.

Lay your square on the edge of the long strip.

 Sew it close to the edges.

Using jeans thread I ruffled the strip of leather by hand.

Here is what it will look like.

Scrunch it with your fingers.

Now it looks like this.

Slide the strap through the top.

Hot glue the other end to the toe of the shoe.

Put them on and go paint the town red.


Anonymous said...

You are an artist girl! Those shoes are fabulous! WOW!

Patricia said...

Hi there!!
I am so thrilled to meet you!
I am coming over from TGC party an you are above me on the list!
I have to say these shoes are AMAZING!
I am looking forward to reading more!
All Blessings

Mama Thompson said...

I'm visiting from new friend friday...and I think I will be staying awhile to check out all your talent...my goodness. I'm loving those shoes...but also thinking what t-shirts I should turn into boxer briefs for my little one...smart and cute!

Summer Rae said...

Adorable! I love those!

Livia Leigh said...

Visiting from New Friend Friday! love these shoes! I might have to do something like this to a pair of m shoes!

Unknown said...

Such a creative idea! I am your newest follower! I hope you can follow me back http://1craftymommy.blogspot.com

Laney said...

I saw a cute pair like this today and thought "no way could anyone do that home". You just prove me wrong {and saved yourself a load of cash LOL}.

Holly Lefevre said...

Oh my gosh! FABULOUS! Great idea. I am so impressed...they are darn cute too! Stopping by from TCG party. Happy Friday!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

those thurned out amazing! What fun shoes! : )

Unknown said...

How crafty are you?? Way cool!! :)

Sandra said...

WOW great makeover! They are super cute and I bet fun to wear. Stop by sometime and say hi.

Kathryn said...

Looks great!

Misty @Creative Itch said...


Unknown said...

These shoes are AMAZING! Great job! Found you by New Friend Friday!
Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

I just saw some shoes that were similar and thought I should do something like this, too. You did a better job than what I was thinking--these are beautiful! Way to go!

Momrempel said...

That is fabulous! I am a new follower from Follow Me Friday!!! Great blog!

Unknown said...

Amazing! You are very creative!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I have no idea how I got here either follow me Friday or friend Friday but I'm glad I did!

Melissa said...

how super clever is that!!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

Love this idea with the shoes! Oh man! My sister and I are going to have to make these! Hollah!

I found you on The Trendy Treehouse and I'm following you now :)

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

Julie said...

Saw your post over at trendy treehouse. Was so impressed, who thinks oh I can make this t shirt into underwear. Then I see these shoes. Definetly going to a follower.

Jenn said...

OMG! Who would've ever thought! I love, love, love it! How creative are you! :) I think I have a similar pair of shoes in my closest... Hummmm... Now to dig them out, jazz em' up and find somewhere to wear them. Hah!
Jenn :)

Unknown said...

oh no! these are too fabulous! I just took a garbage bag of shoes to goodwill, but will definitely look through my 'leftover' shoes more thoroughly next time. :)
thanks for linking!!!

Tamarynn Leigh said...

These are SOOO cute!! Love them! You did an amazing job! They look just like the real ones!!! Be sure to grab my button to post at the bottom of the link! Thanks for participating in my link party!!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

AWESOME--sex in the city type shoes.

Thanks for posting to my party.
This weeks Favs will be up by this evening.
Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com
HAVE YOU RE-signed up to follow the new blog. You won't get my updates if you don't? Your old follower status doesn't carry over-blame Google, not me.

Valencia Jones-Edwards said...

WOW this just gave me an idea on what to do with upgrading some of my shoes diff ways!!!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

You are so freakin' brilliant! I love them! GORGEOUS!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Wow, what a good idea. I can't believe you found leather pants for 50 cents! I guess nobody is wearing leather these days :)

Amanda Griffith said...

What a great idea! I found you at the Girl Creative!

Tonia said...

So cute! Fantastic idea.
I came over from New Friend Friday :)

Lindsay Thomas said...

That might just be the coolest thing I've ever seen. THANK YOU so much for the tutorial!
Found you on TGC New Friend Friday!
Love Love Love those shoes!

Karen said...

found you on new friend friday at the girl creative! i've been seeing those shoes everywhere and adore them! awesome tutorial!

Unknown said...

So Fabulous! I want a pair! They are super cute!

I'm dropping by from "new friend friday"!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...


Laura said...

Wow these look amazing! Great job.

Unknown said...

Dropping by from New Friend Friday. You are amazing! How creative and thrifty.. I love it!

Krissy @ Life Of An Artsy Mom said...

That is just awesome and ingenious...and OMG I love those Madden Girl shoes too. They're just gorgeous! I wish I had the time to do what you did!! :)

I found your link on New Friend Friday. :)


Jenny said...

Found you on New Friend Friday and those shoes are killer.

Actually they would probably kill me if I tried to walk in them...

But, wow, they look amazing.

Good for you!

Megan Gunyan said...

WOW! Thinking outside the box. I love 'em! High heels have become my new obsession. I wish I could wear them more often!GREAT job!