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Glam up a plain gym bag with sneakers that really lace up!

Posted by Doris B. from Huntington, West Virginia, United States • Published See Doris B.'s 16 projects »
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  • How to make an embellished tote. Laced Up Sneaker Tote - Step 1
    Step 1

    I found a simple drawing of a "bird's eye view" of a sneaker via a google search. I printed the image out and used it as a paper template for the tote. I removed the laces from the original image. Next, I traced the sneakers onto my bag with a pencil.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Laced Up Sneaker Tote - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use permanent markers to color in the sneaker shapes. Then use awl (or other pointy tool) to carefully poke a row of 6 “lacing” holes through the canvas front on either side of the sneakers. Be careful to avoid poking your tool all the way through the back of the bag. The holes should only go through the first layer of canvas.

  • How to make an embellished tote. Laced Up Sneaker Tote - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your cording or shoe laces, add a little clear tape on the ends to make it easier to lace through the holes. Poke the cording through the holes and lace up your sneakers. Now get yourself off to the gym in style!

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Doris B.
Doris B. · Huntington, West Virginia, US · 16 projects
Hey, Thanks for the comment. I really appreciate it!
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thetigress
thetigress · 2 projects
really cool!
gotta love converse Happy
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Doris B.
Doris B. · Huntington, West Virginia, US · 16 projects
Jet, You're very gracious with your kind comments, Thanks!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
well done , love the the cords in them;-D
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Doris B.
Doris B. · Huntington, West Virginia, US · 16 projects
It's always more fun (and way cheaper) to make your own. Thanks for the comment!
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Claire J
Claire J · Prestatyn, Wales, GB · 97 projects
i saw bags like these when i was on holiday and i loved them! but i wouldn't buy one as i thought i could make on haha Happy
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Claire J
Claire J · Prestatyn, Wales, GB · 97 projects
i saw bags like these when i was on holiday and i loved them! but i wouldn't buy one as i thought i could make on haha Happy
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