Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Chevron Pumps

Who doesn't want to add a little spice to their wardrobe once in a while? Even better when it costs you about $8. I present: The Chevron Shoes (pumps, flats, however you want to make them).

I found these heels at a thrift store for about $5, but any fabric shoes should work.

Here are all the supplies:

I suggest using duct tape to make the pattern. Some people try to draw the outline beforehand duct tape might take a little more time, but it helps you get the exact pattern you want. The problem with shoes is they aren't perfectly straight like paper, so being able to adjust the pattern pays off in the long run, you won't look back at you pattern halfway through and realize some good shoes are ruined.

Using duct tape also helps you to keep the size of the pattern consistent. Look for the kind that has the dotted bars going across for measurement.

Once you have the chevron outline in place, just go over the shoes with fabric paint. I would suggest a couple of thick coats. DO NOT use fabric markers. In my experience, fabric markers usually turn out streaky and run out of juice pretty quick. Start with the lightest color first.

Let them dry, take off the duct tape, and fill in the rest of the pattern. Enjoy!

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