DIY Chevron and Polka Dots Embellished Shoes

Yayyyy today I brought another embellished shoes, Do you remember my Daisy and Butterfly Embellished shoes I made about a year ago?. I’m loving it and I plan to keep making them so just wait for them LOL. Today I’m sharing how to make these cute chevron and polka dots shoes. You won’t believe how easy they are to make.

DIY Chevron and Polka Dots Embellished Shoes

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I totally love unique things. And one of the things that make other things unique is handmade. No matter how well we follow a tutorial it will never, ever be the same. It will always have something from us that can never be replicated and that’s the beauty of this crafty world. Nothing is perfect but yet every fault is what makes them special and unique.

So, for this is I used basically 4 supplies:

  • Pair of plain shoes,
  • Couple of cute buttons
  • chevron ribbon
  • and white fabric paint for dark surfaces.

Of course the regular ones: Scissors, pins, thread and needle.

view of Pair of plain shoes, chevron ribbon, scissors, pins, thread and needle

First of all, I cut 2 strips of chevron ribbon making sure that it would leave some extra millimeters to fold in. Place them where I want them to be and pin them in place.

placing 2 strips of chevron ribbon over the toes of the shoes with a few extra millimeters to fold and pinned

 I fold the excess in and sew it to the very edge between the shoe fabric and the sole. I did this on each side of both shoes. Make sure the ribbon is not too tight or too loose.

folding the ends of the ribbon inwards and sewing by hand to the shoe

Then with the fabric paint {I used puffy paint} I made some dots randomly all over the tip of the shoes and then in the back.

making some dots randomly all over the tip of the shoes

Let it dry well overnight and sew the buttons. One on each shoe on the visible side of the shoe.

showing side of the shoe with sewn buttons, on each shoe on the visible side of the shoe.

That’s it! There you have it! A cute and unique pair of shoes and the best part my girl LOVED it! There is no greater reward!

top view the perspective of one shoe on the other so that you can observe the finished work
closer view of wearing DIY Chevron Polka dots Embellished Shoes
closeup of wearing DIY Chevron Polka dots Embellished Shoes
lateral closeup of wearing DIY Chevron Polka dots Embellished Shoes

So now it’s your turn, what do you think about handmade uniqueness??? Do you like making bought stuff special???

Til' next time...

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  1. Thanks for sharing such a pleasant idea, post is nice, thats why
    i have read it entirely

  2. Love this adorable little shoes! We embellish lots of things around here, including shoes, but these are just gorgeous ;o) Thanks for sharing, I think we’ll have to give this a try this coming week. If I share our embellished shoes on our blog, I will be sure to link my post back here to your blog for the original inspiration and encourage my readers and followers to stop by for a visit. See you next week at the SITS Girls Linky Party! Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

    1. Awww you are so sweet! I’m super excited that I inspired you to make some of these. Kids love them and if you are used to embellish things you might know that already! I more than appreciate the link back but I’, really eager to see your creation when you make it =D
      Thanks so much for the love and visit!

  3. love love love this! can’t wait to try this! Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire party.. I’m working ahead this weekend, but you will be featured on Sat in my Summer DIY ideas ;o) Hope you can stop by then and show the post some love… Emily

    1. YAYYYYYY This are great news! How cool to be featured by you! Thanks so much! Can’t wait to stop by!

  4. Absolutely darling! I love adding a little pizzazz to plain things as well. Miss having you over at the Show & Tell party. If you’re interested, we’d love to have you back.

    1. I’m so glad you like it, Thansk so much! Also Thanks for reminding me your party! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    1. Hey Taya, happy to see you over here! Those are super easy to make and the plain shoes you can find them in Walmart. Super cheap and the possibilities are endless! I would love to see yours if you make them!

    1. Haha That ribbon is fun. I love it too! You will see it again very soon LOL! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

  5. How absolutely adorable! Pinned it!
    Hey, tonight Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop goes live at 7pm EDT. Stop by and share this?

    1. Hi Sinea! I’m so glad you like them! Of course I will stop by Thanks so much!!!!

  6. These are so adorable Camila!
    I have to try this and make some for my Granddaughters!
    Thank-you for sharing this great project!

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I’m sure she will love it!!! =D
      Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

  7. Adorable! I’ve been looking for plain canvas shoes for make pretty for my daughter since I saw your last handmade pair!


    ~ Ashley

    1. Ooooh I’m so glad you like these shoes. I must confess I’m getting more plain shoes so I can keep making them as my girl grows! They are fun to make and unique! You should try and I would love to see them!!!