Friday, January 28, 2011
Buttons to the Rescue
Little black canvas flats - comfortable, yes - stylish, no. This is a great little pair of shoes my daughter picked up for walking while she was in Italy this summer. Great for walking, but the cuteness factor was nil. So, a little wooly, woven fabric and a few white buttons come to the rescue. The fabric (from an old skirt) is cut about 1.5" wide and 6" long, gathered a bit on the ends to give it a ribbon-ish look. No hems - the unraveled edges add to the texture. To that I added a smattering of buttons - similar, but in various sizes - using black embroidery thread to add a bit of contrast. Took about 15 minutes, including hot gluing them to the shoes. Cost was pretty much $0, thanks to having all the pieces and parts on hand from other projects.