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Make these fabric shoelaces with salvage fabric edges

Posted by Mary Beth from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Mary Beth 's 11 projects »
  • How to make a shoe lace. Fabric Shoelaces - Step 1
    Step 1

    You only need a little bit of fabric for this and if you save your selvage edges, you could use those. I cut a total of 6 strips of fabric from selvage edge to selvage edge 3/8″ wide. I used a rotary cutter to speed up the process.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Fabric Shoelaces - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place three strips of the fabric together and duct tape it to a solid surface such as a table or counter top and start braiding. Hold the strips taut but not too tight. You want a nice firm braid but you don’t want it so tight that the strips are too skinny and not noticeable. {these pictures are terrible ~ I had my little guy ~ who can’t sit still for nothin’ ~ hold the braid while I took pictures….I hope you don’t get dizzy looking at this}. Once you have completed the braid end to end tie a nice tight knot at each end.

  • How to make a shoe lace. Fabric Shoelaces - Step 3
    Step 3

    Lace up your shoes as usual.

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Regina K.
Regina K. · Thisted, North Denmark Region, DK · 5 projects
Cute! About how long was each strand you used before you braided them?

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