Friday, May 17, 2013

D.I.Y: Cut-Out Oxfords

So lucky for everyone this post has absolutely nothing to do with sewing. Your welcome :). As hard as this might look its actually quite simple. WARNING: This project takes lots of time and patience. Not to scare anyone away from trying it or anything, but just a warning. The end result can be quite marvelous.

You will need:

  • Pair of shoes; similar to oxfords
  • Heavy duty scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Marker

Step 1: Laces off and mark the shoe on both sides. I went ahead and colored in the area that will be cut out.

F.Y.I: This is the shoe I based my cut outs by.

Step 2: Use the seam ripper to cut through any threads the shoe may have.

Step 3: Start cutting.

Of course they look cool enough just like this! But if you really want to to take the extra challenge you will continue....

You will need:

  • Mod Podge; the glossy kind
  • Sponge
  • Fabric of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Razor blade
  • Glue gun
Step 1: Cut 4 pieces of fabric big enough to cover each part of the shoe. Ex: front, back, left side, right side.

Step 2: Apply Mod Podge

I suggest doing one section at a time.
Step 3: Apply fabric. Once fabric is secure make sure to apply a few more coats of Mod Podge over the fabric. Sit and let dry or if you can't wait like me, use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
Step 4: Trim excess fabric. Once dry you can trim with the razor.

I thought about stoping here with the fabric, but I decided to cover the whole shoe.

Step 5: Glue the extra fabric inwards to cover up the raw edges.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really loving your blog! It's so trendy. Jeffery Campbell does a lot of cutout shoes and it's so awesome that you did cutout oxfords. :)