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.