Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recycling Shoes!

Did you know that shoes are the perfect thing to be recycled? And it isn't difficult at all! Look what I made out of a really worn-down pair:


...well, the shoe on the left is the new one, hope that is obvious... :-)))



This is a great project even for a shoe-making beginner and I will post a how-to video asap on my blog Of Dreams and Seams.
The best thing about it is that you need no special equipment or materials. This is all I used:



You can find some pictures of the process on my Blog, but as I said, I will make a tutorial soon. I just couldn't wait sharing this with you... ;-)

All the best to you,
Katja

6 comments:

Andrea said...

So cool!!! I wanna be like you :) Gotta follow your example and fix my own pair of 'well loved' (trashed) shoes ;)

OfDreamsAndSeams said...

Thank you Andrea! And yes, go for it - it's so much fun to do, and not even that much work!

Hannah Frost said...

Oh wow, I've never thought of re-fashioning shoes! The most I've ever done is change the laces!

Also, I've got my first ever Etsy discount code on the go, have a gander!
http://whydidimakethat.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/discount-code.html

Carissa said...

I am so impressed! I've glued/sewn stuff on shoes before and cut some of the fabric away them more sandal-y, but I've never had the guts to completely disassemble a pair and rebuild them. That's incredible!

-Carissa

cfortin said...

Really impressive refashion. I have painted a few shoes, glued stuff on and even paper mached shoes, but i haven't ever been brave enough to cut them up.

Cindy - EOD
Ucycled Design Lab

Ladygirl Vintage said...

so excited to see how you did this!