I love a good gingham shoe and I got the perfect excuse to make one.
My white heels have served me well. Actually, some of my favourite looks of all time featured these shoes. I got them on my trip to SA. You should’ve seen my face when I did. There I was, in a store that had shoes my size. Oh happy day. lol. I actually got them in 2 colours- black and white.
After so many wears, this white number has had enough, it’s been scratched and stained severally and white liquid polish didn’t do justice anymore. Meaning, it had to be thrown out but this creative in me wasn’t having any of that- especially if the only thing wrong with the shoe were stains and scratches. One Saturday morning while on Instagram, I came across this Balenciaga Black and white tweed pumps and that was all the inspiration I needed.
Moments later, I’m gathering items and filming the creative process. I hope you like this tutorial as much as I do.
Gingham or tweed fabric
A brush for glue application
- I decided to tweeze my fabric because I wanted the rough finish the balenciaga pair had. but for a clean finish, fold the ends in and glue it down.
- Use bigger buttons if you please, I went for two small ones for variation.
- Aside gingham, you can use any fabric of your choice. I used gingham because i feel its timeless an d i can get more wear from it.
I hope this inspires you to try out fun things with your old or slightly stained shoes. Until next time, sending you love and lots of light. x