I need to refresh my step. Gonna pimp my flat shoes. So I asked the fellow IGers, which one goes better with my blue shoes, the polka dots one or the flower one? I couldn't make up my mind because both fabrics are cute.
Then I tried to make ruffles from both fabrics. I wanted to see which one is the best. And when all was done, I could see clearly which one has made me fall in love.
When I used the floral pattern, I lost some details because the ruffles was too small.
The Ruffled Shoes
inspired by Ruffles and Stuff
1. Cut out one 5x16 cm strip of fabric for each shoe.
2. Quadruple your thread to make it nice and sturdy, tying a knot at one end. If you happen to have a heavy-duty thread (such as linen thread), that would be great to use too.
3. Using approx. 3 mm stitches, stitch across the top of your strip, pulling slowly, but firmly, pushing the material downward, to creating gathering.
4. Once you’ve gathered to your satisfaction and length, knot your threads to secure. Repeat for each strip. Place them on your shoe, and stitch on. Don’t forget to use your thimble to push the needle through! Finish by rounding off the corners of your fabric strips with scissors, if desired.
Yes! the dotted one looks cuter and simple. A touch of vintage buttons made it even prettier.