Hi there! Totally happy day here, what about with you? I'm super excited about today's post. A couple of weeks ago, Elizabeth and I were talking about the new Shabby Chic Toms that just became available. She loves that style and was crazy about the shoes. Inside I was thinking OMG! I want some PamKittyToms. I mean seriously!!!
Hmm, maybe I could make my own version of a custom shoe, but Toms are pretty pricey to start experimenting with. I headed over to Payless and found these plain black canvas shoes and they were $19.99.
Hardest part, deciding which black fabric to use to fussy cut the motifs. The shoes are a nice dark black, so the black fabric kind of recedes into the background.
Choosing the motifs, also hard. I thought starting small might be the way to go. I cut my selection out with a generous margin, then I blanket stitched around the edge for a faux patch look. After stitching, I fused a piece of Steam-a-Seam onto the back of the fabric and cut about 1/8th an inch away from the stitching. The Steam-a-Seam is pretty sticky, so I could just press it by hand onto the shoe, to decide where to put it.
Once it's where you like it, stuff a towel into the front of the shoe, and then use the tip of your iron to fuse it permanently. Of course as soon as I took the photo, I notice that little partial leaf bit up there. DANG IT. Haste makes.. well a less than perfect project. But I think a Sharpie will take care of that. I just got too excited to be finished so I could share it with you.
I am going to play around with this some more, work on a little something for the back where the funky label is. I'll keep you posted. I just couldn't wait to share this with you. Think of what you could do for little kids shoes, or old worn out shoes!
Ok, happy weekending people! xo
p.s. I will work on the other shoe as well, I left it blank for before and after purposes!