Friday, March 3, 2017

On A Shoestring. . .

Hi!  I decided to dress up my tennis shoes a little bit the other day.  I had saved two pins on Pinterest from 

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2013/03/diy-fabric-shoelaces.html

and

http://www.prima.co.uk/craft/sewing/news/a14763/making-shoe-laces/




It's really quite simple.  I took out my shoelaces, and measured a fabric strip of that length.  The blue ones were narrower  (about 1 1/2") than the green ones (about 2").  I had to piece the lengths of fabric, which I did with a diagonal seam, as in quilt binding.

I ironed them length-wise, then folded the raw ends in and sewed close to the edge.  One site said to fold the ends together tightly and zig-zag over it to finish off the end.  


I was a little worried about how I would get these "chunky" laces through the holes in my shoes.  But between a tweezer pulling, and a skewer pushing, it wasn't too hard.  So for one pair I simply used a pinking shears to cut a diagonal end.  



Tying a little know near the end of the lace might be cute, too.

1 comment:

  1. Thats very snazzy! Maybe you'll start a new trend!!

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