I wanted to make them a bit more exciting so I thought I would make some lace shoelaces.
You will need ribbon (in the colour of your choice), lace (in the colour of your choice), matching thread and a needle (or sewing machine). I used 10mm wide ribbon which was perfect for these shoes.
- I cut the ribbon to the length I wanted and cut the lace to 10cm longer than the ribbon. The lace was cut to 2cm wide.
- Since the holes in the shoe were quite small I decided to thread the ribbon first and then hand sew the lace onto the ribbon, leaving a lace bow.
- I started to sew the lace about 5cm from the base of the lace, leaving enough room to loosen the laces. I had to figure out the hard way that I needed to leave room at the top.
|As you can see, my first attempt was lopsided.|
- I did a few folds at the start of the laces to give it more texture and then I continued to sew the lace straight against the ribbon.
This is the end result.
Voila! Simple but funky! I also wore these shoes in my photo shoot here.