Boot Fix

Thursday, April 28, 2011

These boots were purchased 3 years ago. They were my ultimate boots throughout pregnancy during winter months.

I wore them to death, look at the state of their heels...

I haven't worn them since the heels were damaged, at the end of last winter. I wouldn't be able to donate them to the op shop, as no one would really want to buy damaged shoes? Rather than see my beloved boots end up in the bin, and subsequent landfill, I had an idea to fix them, after seeing a tutorial on Burda Style; fabric covered shoes.

Taking some fabric from my stash, which used to be material covering a toiletry bag in a state of disrepair. 20c op shop purchase of course.





I used newspaper and chalk to trace around the heel shape, and cut pieces of fabric to the appropriate size.


Then using Mod Podge glue/glaze and a paintbrush, fabric pieces are stuck to heels, like so...


I used some black ribbon from my craft box to use as an outline around the fabric, again stuck down with Mod Podge. I left my boots out in the sun to dry for half a day.


They look little like Osborn shoes don't they? Perhaps that was my inspiration for chosen fabric.



Happy boots!


8 comments:

HippyGeek said...

How cool is that?! I love it :)
Also thanks for the badges at the end of your post - I've been looking for other refashioning blogs (I'm addicted...) so thanks for helping me find them!

nikkishell said...

Great refashion!

Elyse said...

Cool! I have a wonderful pair of flat boots that did the same thing...got the cobbler to repair them, but I like your idea too. :)

Rianna Bethany said...

really great idea, I am going to give this a go on my fave shoes that are a bit battered looking now
Rianna xxxx

Mod Podge Amy said...

Oh my goodness, those are so cute! I love just a little accent on the heel. How fun.

Katie said...

Oh my god these are FANTASTIC. This is such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing! I am soooo hard on my shoes, this tip is gonna come in handy really soon.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

You are such a smart chicken!! I want those boots so much now... not so much before hehehe...

xo Steph

Anonymous said...

so cute..I have been re-styling shoes with paint & fabric since the 70's..(I'm an old Hippie) it's fun, thrifty & green!!!

Charlotte

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