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Make your own pair of shoes
How to turn old thrifted shoes into a sparkling new pair - designed by YOU!

Posted by BexBax from DK • Published See BexBax's 16 projects »
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  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find some old shoes in a thrift store.

    Make sure the bottom can be separated from the top.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Buy some fabric, buttons and ribbon, you like.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Separate the top from the bottom using tongs and/or a screwdriver.
    In this case, I found that the screws were under the sole inside the shoe.

    Remember that you’re going to glue it back together later on - so it’s ok that it looks like a mess at the moment.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold som transparent pattern paper around the shoe and draw along the edge with a pencil.
    (not illustrated - sorry)

    Cut it out and pin it on some scrap fabric to make a test.

    Cut the fabric 0.5 cm from the paper.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    I wanted the shoes to be pleated so I simply added the extra width for the folds to the front pattern.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin the test fabric to one shoe, using a bunch of needles. Make it look just the way you want it to.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Do the same with the fabric you want on your final shoes.

    When you’ve done one shoe, you can do the other.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue the ends of the fabric under the edges of the shoe.

    Remove the needles.

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Put the heal back on, so it covers the edges - use the screwdriver and lots and lots of glue.

    Let it dry!

  • How to make a pump / flat shoe. Redesigned shoes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Decorate and WEAR :)

    - et voilá!

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water and fire fairy
water and fire fairy · , , · 8 projects

lool

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Biscuit
Biscuit · Prestonsburg, Kentucky, · 4 projects

AMAZING!

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Jolanda
Jolanda · , Noord-holland, Netherlands · 54 projects

Wauw! what a great job!!!

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thumbelina 2.
thumbelina 2.

awesomeeeeeee!

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Lydia P.
Lydia P. · 2 projects

I'm really impressed with how well yours turned out!!

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Taylor H.
Taylor H. · Jacksonville, Florida, United States · 2 projects

Maybe this is a dumb question, but how would I go about doing this with flats?

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CO + K User

very innovative!

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Roos
Roos · Nijmegen, Netherlands · 7 projects

so sweet

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Mina
Mina · , The End of the World, United States · 6 projects

Do they tie up your legs like ballet slippers?

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Mina
Mina · , The End of the World, United States · 6 projects

Wow! I love The bright pink button!

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