Tuesday, June 7, 2011

embroidered shoes!

i really love the way these shoes turned out!!  i have never embroidered anything before and i thought it would look really cute, so i thought what the heck!  i will just try it and see how they look...well they look awesome!!  these are my sisters shoes that she wanted me to do for her.  we got them a Walmart and dyed them yellow.  when they were done drying i went to work stitching!  i started my design at the heel...big mistake!  the heel has extra padding which i didn't really think of, but it was tough getting that big fat needle through it!  i really had to use my muscles on this one! haha.  it took a little longer than i thought and a lot more muscle than most craft projects do, but it was totally worth it!! I'm glad Keslie is really happy with them.

all i did to embroider them was first i looked up Keds on the internet and i found a design that i liked, then i sketched a design onto the side of the shoe with pencil and i stitched over it.  it was really simple but oh does it look so good!  thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Wow, those are absolutely amazing! What a wonderful idea! I love the bright yellow as well - the back shows up so beautifully!


  2. These are so cute! You did such a good job, and the design showed up really well. I have to ask, what kind of dye did you use on these shoes? It turned out great!

  3. a-DOOR-a-ble! I love these and I am going to make a couple for my daughters who are heading to africa on a mission trip...cuteness!

  4. Wow. They look so cute. How clever of you!

    Elegantly Academic

  5. What a great idea! I love the black on yellow.

  6. SUCH a cute idea. I've never embroidered anything before either but I have a plain black pair of canvas shoes that would be perfect for something like this...

    Freckles in April