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Aarhus, Denmark, DK
2007
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Make your own pair of shoes

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


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  1. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 1 1

    Find some old shoes in a thrift store.

    Make sure the bottom can be separated from the top.

  2. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 2 2

    Buy some fabric, buttons and ribbon, you like.

  3. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 3 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.

  4. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 4 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.

  5. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 5 5

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

  6. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 6 6

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




  7. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 7 7

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

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

  8. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 8 8

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

    Remove the needles.

  9. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 9 9

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

    Let it dry!

  10. How to make a pair of ballet flats. Redesigned shoes - Step 10 10

    Decorate and WEAR :)

    - et voilá!

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